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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Wallpaper

Removing wallpaper from your commercial building can be a complicated task, and there are several ways you can inadvertently make it harder than it needs to be. Keep reading to discover five of the most common mistakes to avoid when removing wallpaper and why having our professionals at Major Painting handle it is the best way to make sure the job is done right!

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1. Attempting to Use Ineffective Chemical Hacks

Trying to remove wallpaper using chemical hacks is ineffective at best, and this method can be quite dangerous. Chemicals that were not intended to be used on walls can damage your walls or cause injuries, and attempting to save time in this way is not worth the risk.

2. Not Scouring the Wallpaper

Although simply soaking wallpaper will pull it away from the wall to some extent, this is not as effective as beginning by scouring the wallpaper. This technique pokes tiny holes in the wallpaper to increase the amount of liquid that can get behind it to lift it away from the wall as efficiently as possible.

3. Not Having an Adequate Trash Can

Large sheets of wallpaper can be harder to handle without making a mess than you might think, and having a large trash can on hand before getting started is a must to make sure you are able to easily dispose of old wallpaper.

4. Buying Too Many Supplies

Determining what supplies you need before getting started is essential when it comes to avoiding wasting money on materials you will not use. Buying the right supplies in bulk can be a good strategy for saving money if you are sure you will actually use them, but it’s best to start out with the basics. A putty knife, water, soap, and washcloths should be enough.

5. Trying to Do Everything at Once

Removing wallpaper properly can be a time consuming process, and attempting to finish the entire building at once is usually not your best option. Rushing through the project to try to finish it as quickly as possible will often result in a poorly done job that leaves bits of wallpaper on your walls and may even damage them.

At Major Painting, our commercial painters are here to help ensure your commercial building continues to serve an excellent first impression. For more wallpaper removal or painting tips, or to learn more about our commercial wallpaper removal services, contact us today!

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