How to Remove Wallpaper Glue Without Damaging the House

What You'll Need
Spray bottle
Metal scraper
Acetone nail polish remover

When you redecorate the house, you often have to remove wallpaper glue that was used in the previous decoration. The presence of the glue is further increased by the often unconventional ways of repairing wallpaper tears. Hence, conventional methods of removing glue may not work most of the time. There are ways that you can do though in the removal process.

Step 1 – Preparing the Acetone

Before beginning the project, the acetone that will be used for the removal should be transferred to a spray bottle.

Step 2 – Spraying the Acetone

Find the patches of wallpaper glue are located and spray them with generous amount of acetone. Allow the substance to soak through the glue. You will need around 10 to 20 minutes, which should be enough for the acetone to dissolve the components of the wallpaper glue.

Step 3 – Testing the Wallpaper Glue

To know if the acetone has done its job, test the edge of the glue with a scraping tool. If it peels off easily, it is ready. If it is not, spray another dose of acetone again.

Step 4 – Scraping the Glue

Once the glue is ready to be removed, scrape them off the wall by means of a metal scraper.