HOW TO REMOVE WALLPAPER
Wallpaper stripping used to be one of the least liked jobs in DIY. Well, not anymore!
The experts at Wallwik have invented an entirely new system for Wallpaper Removal called SimpleStrip, which comes in a simple-to-use kit.
This unique method is already transforming the industry. Wallwik SimpleStrip uses a highly absorbent fabric cloth, and a poweful solution to rehydrate the old paste. The cloths (called "HydroSheets") stick to the surface of the wallpaper, allowing the special power solution to soak through and dissolve the adhesive between the paper and the walls.
Best of all the solution is made from biodegradable detergents and enzymes and is safe to use around children and pets.
We hope to be able to bring the Wallwik SimpleStrip product range to you soon directly on our website. In the meantime, you can buy the wallpaper removal kits from their secure online store.
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Step by Step
Preperation of walls & paper
Perforate the wallpaper surface with the Wallwik Scoring Tool.
The tool creates thousands of tiny perforations in the surface of the wallpaper. This allows the special solution to soak through, dissolving the paste.
Tip: The more perforations you create, the easier it will be to remove the wallpaper later; so best to keep them one to two cm apart.
Applying the sheets
Next mix the special solution as directed in a bucket of warm water and soak the sheets.
Then apply the HydroSheets to the surface of the wallpaper. The high surface tension of the solution prevents them from falling down.
Leave the sheets approximately 15 - 25 minutes, spraying them occasionally with some of the solution to keep them moist.
Removing the old wallpaper
When the wallpaper can be peeled away from the walls surface, remove the sheets and place back in the bucket ready for the next section.
The sheets are designed to be reusable 50 or more times.
Use the plastic Wallwik Skimmer to skim the wallpaper away from the wall without damaging the plaster.
The wallpaper will usually come away in large pieces or whole sheets at this point. Now, on to the next section!