If you’re about to embark on a large scale redecorating project this February make sure you visit HSS.com and check out our range of painting and decorating equipment that includes paddle mixers, portable dust partitions, ladders, mini scaffolding and wallpaper steamers.
This week we’re focussing on the secrets to easy wallpaper removal. Chances are if you’re redecorating an older property as part of a renovation project then the wallpaper you see won’t be the only layer you’ll need to remove. There’s probably another inch of paint, glue and more old wallpaper standing between you and the holy grail of the wall.
A scraper isn’t going to get you very far very fast, but a quality wallpaper steamer will have you peeling the layers off in no time.
Before you start, the easiest thing to do is to remove a small section of wallpaper in an inconspicuous corner first, using a scraper. If you’re lucky, there won’t be too many layers and it will peel away nice and easy.
If however, it’s like a game of pass the parcel with never ending layers concealing your prize wall, then a steamer is the way to go. Equally, if you find a scraper is only removing tiny, agonizingly frustrating pieces then drop your scraper and pick up your tablet because it’s time for HSS to save the day.
We can help you create a blank canvas on which your masterpiece can begin. Check live availability at your nearest branch and order online for our quick and easy click & collect service. In fact, right now you can take advantage of our 50% discount on Wallpaper Strippers.
Once our friendly colleagues have helped you load the steamer into your car then you’re ready for action. Here are our key tips to getting the room ready to be steamed:
• Remove the furniture, or move it to centre of room and cover
• Cover the floor area with dust sheets or plastic
• Open the windows because it’s going to get hot and steamy
• Cover up light and electrical fittings with plastic
Our wallpaper steamers are also ideal for DIY jobs too.