Preparation for the wallpaper hanger

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Walls preparation for Wallpaper

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1. Prepare the surface

Adequately prepare the surfaces which you wish to paper. Thoroughly wash and rinse the walls before hanging the paper. Use a degreasing cleanser ("TSP" type) on painted walls.

Where there has previously been wallpaper, use a steam stripper or wallpaper remover and a scraper.  You can contact us to remove wallpaper.
  • Cover woodwork, trim and floors, and remove peeling or strippable wallpaper.
  • Apply a thick coat of stripper on the surface with a roller or wallpaper brush. You can use 3MTM gel stripper. Allow to penetrate for 20 to 30 minutes. If stripper dries out, apply another coat.
  • Use a putty knife to remove softened wallpaper. If any glue remains on the wall, moisten the surface again with stripper to dissolve it.
  • Clean the wall with a pad or wallpaper sponge. Rinse wall with a sponge and clean water. Let dry completely.
  • For hard-to-reach places, small surfaces and borders, you can use 3MTM spray stripper.

Fill in the cracks and the holes left by nails or screws with a specialised product.