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How to Remove Wallpaper

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When I was rehabilitating my house a while back, I had no more fear than removing the wallpaper. Even if you hired someone to do it, it was time consuming and costly. And inevitably there was damage to the wall. In our business of buying “ugly homes”, wallpaper is a kind of standard for old, outdated homes.

Many years ago, there was no such thing as “sizing” a wall. I grew up in a big old house with wallpaper everywhere, built in the early 1900s. Also on the ceiling. It was there when we bought the house, and there was no idea of ​​taking it down and painting the original plastered walls. At least not in my parents’ heart.

Remember the wallpaper guy who brought a big steamer when “updating” the wallpaper. He was there for days and days. What a mess! Placing wallpaper on all surfaces of the house has finally become obsolete for years, and the plastered walls painted were “things”.

Wallpaper is back

Wallpaper made a big comeback again in the 1970s and 1980s. There were lots of big patterns, shiny wallpapers of all kinds, and who remembers that terrible “flocked” wallpaper? (Probably no young investor)

In retrospect, most of them were really ugly. But some people loved it. Today, when you step into a house that hasn’t been updated for 30 or 40 years, you often feel like you’re just in the time machine. One of my first thoughts is “how much does it cost to get rid of these things and repair the walls?”I Wholesaler Nowadays, you always need to know the amount of rehab and the end buyer who is the landlord.

Also, by this time, wall “sizing” had been developed. The sizing was useful because the wallpaper was designed to be easily peeled off. The problem was that many people skipped this step altogether. Those who used sizing later found out that it didn’t really work.

But … and there’s a big thing here. When the wallpaper started to peel off, it was always a small piece, and the drywall also peeled off. In many cases, it was necessary to scoop the walls to repair the damage caused by the process. After struggling with this process several times, I permanently abandoned the wallpaper. There are no more wallpapers in my house!

How to remove wallpaper with SimpleStrip

Since I recently heard about the product, I had to pass this information on to all real estate investors like me who are struggling with this job. There are products on the market that seem to work like a wallpaper removal miracle. This is called Simple Strip.

Simplestrip involves a simple 3-step process.

  • Score on the wall
  • Suspend the “Hydro Sheets” soaked in the solution for 15-20 minutes and moisten with the power solution.
  • When the paper comes loose at the corners, remove the wallpaper. He said it was magical.

how much does it cost?

This product is very affordable. Here are some prices I got off the website to give you an idea:

The small project kit costs $ 54.95 and includes everything you need to get rid of the wallpaper from two 14×14 foot rooms.

  • 6 x Heavy Duty Hydro Sheets (Reusable Sheets Cover 40 Square Feet)
  • 1x wallpaper scoring tool
  • 1 x 32fl. oz Power Solution (will be 8 gallons) – Enough to get rid of 750 square feet (2 – 14x14ft room) Additional bottle is $ 11.99
  • 1xSimpleStrip pressure atomizer

You can buy a large project kit with double HydroSheets (12) and double solution for $ 79.95. This removes approximately 1500 square feet of wallpaper or four 14×14 feet of rooms.

You can also buy just the extras you need, such as Power Solution and Hydro Sheets.

Are you still skeptical?

I have to admit. I did so at first, but it wasn’t anymore. Here’s a really short DIY video (less than 2 minutes) that makes you believe.


If you want to try it yourself, you can order online at www.simplestrip.com. The company can also be reached at (800) 742-0275. There are no affiliate links here. Information to tell you about a good product.

Has anyone already used this product? If so, please tell us about your experience.

Photo: Randy Weiner

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