How to Remove Wallpaper with Vinegar How to Remove Wallpaper with Vinegar

What You'll Need
white vinegar
water
bucket
garden sprayer or spray bottle
ladder
broad knife or paint scraper

Here are a few simple steps detailing how to remove wallpaper with vinegar. Wallpaper removal solution can be pricey if you have a lot of wallpaper to remove, and it also contains chemicals that some people might not prefer to use in their homes. Vinegar is an easy, natural wallpaper stripper that most people already have on hand at home.

Step 1 – Prepare

First, since vinegar is not dangerous but definitely has a strong and somewhat unpleasant odor, you may wish to open all the windows and ventilate the area where you are working. Then, mix a solution of one cup white vinegar per one gallon of hot water. Transfer the solution to a garden sprayer or spray bottle.

Step 2 – Soak

Working methodically to make sure each area is adequately covered, begin in one spot and spray the wallpaper with the vinegar solution. The key to easy wallpaper removal is making sure the wallpaper is thoroughly soaked, so be generous with your application.

Step 3 – Scrape

Finally, return to the original area where you began soaking the wallpaper. By this time, the wallpaper should be thoroughly saturated and ready to peel off. Use a broad knife or paint scraper to easily remove the wallpaper. 

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