You love the idea of moving into an older home and transforming it into a space you can call your own. However, many older homes that haven’t been updated require quite of a bit of work to bring them into the current decade—including the wallpaper. If the wallpaper in your home has got to go, consider these few tips for simple wallpaper removal, courtesy of Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations Inc.

1. Set the stage.

Never begin removing wallpaper until you’ve prepped the area. Make sure you’ve laid down drop cloths or sheets to protect your flooring and furniture. Be sure to also remove all wall art, nails, and anything else that comes in contact with the old wallpaper.

2. Determine what type of wallpaper you have.

Not all wallcoverings can be removed using the same method. Some wallpaper comes off easily with a remover solution, while others require steaming methods. The tools you use will depend on the wallpaper and how it was attached to your wall. If the previous owner used industrial glue, you may need a bit more elbow grease and a change of plan.

3. Test a small area.

Before spraying your entire wall with wallpaper removal solution, test a small portion of your wall. You want to see whether the removal method will work. Sometimes, wallpaper comes off easily in large sheets. Other times, you may be picking small bits off your wall for days. Know what you’re getting into by testing it out first.

4. Call the pros.

Let’s face it: The easiest wallpaper removal is the kind you don’t have to do yourself. Instead, trust getting rid of your old wallpaper to Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations Inc. We can determine the best way to remove your wallpaper without damaging your walls. Then you can leave the rest of the work to us!

To get a free quote on wallpaper removal in the greater Alexandria, VA area, contact Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations Inc. at (571) 501-1405. From wallpaper removal to installing new, modern wallpaper and wallcoverings, our team can help you transform your old house into a home that’s truly yours.

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