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How To Get Rid Of Wallpaper Glue

Redesigning your home consumes time and money. As a homeowner, you may want to remodel once in a while. One particular design plan that will make your home turn from a monotonous house into an instant lively home is the wallpaper. Wallpapers have the potential to change the look of the room and make it prettier. While removing the wallpaper causes enough hassle as it is, there is one other thing that you need to worry about. Of course, it’s only natural since a wallpaper is bound to have something to hold it in place. When something like a wallpaper is stuck on your wall for a long time, it will leave something that will be there unless you get rid of it as well. That is wallpaper glue.

Wallpaper glue will stick into almost anything that you put it on. There are numerous ways to remove wallpaper glue, but this article will give a cheap way to do so. Removing wallpaper glue isn’t as much as a hassle as removing the wallpaper itself. While it takes some of the steps from removing wallpaper, it is very different but also time consuming as well. You can spend a lot of money to buy adhesive removal material from your local hardware store, there are also some methods that require only some things that can be found around the house.  They are common household materials that you use everyday so you do not need to bother going to the hardware store to buy some tools to remove wallpaper glue. Here is a simple step by step method on how to get rid of wallpaper glue with the use of vinegar.

Lay down towels

After removing the wallpapers from the wall, lay down some towels below the wall and make sure you cover the floor well. This will be the area you’ll be working on so  stuff like water and vinegar will spill. These towels will protect your floor from stains and wet spots.

Vinegar solution

Get a bucket and fill it with hot water. Add one cup of white vinegar and mix throughly. After mixing the solution together, get a spray bottle and and fill it with your hot water and vinegar.

Spray on to the wall

Use the spray bottle to spray the entire wall with the mixture. Allow it to sit for 10 or more minutes. Do something to pass the time but don’t take too long.

Wipe it out

It’s time to get physical. Grab a sponge and dip it into the vinegar hot water bucket mixture. Wipe out the glue spots. You may have to rub roughly as glue tends to be stubborn.

Scrape it off

Once you are done rubbing, get the scraper and scrape off any remaining glue. Use the sponge once more and wipe the entire wall again. Then rinse the sponge and empty the bucket of mixture.

Hot water

Refill the bucket with hot water. Dip the sponge into it and use it to wipe the walls. Dry the towels you used and put everything back into place. Your wall is now ready for a new design.

Once the glue is removed, your wall is clean and ready. You may now apply a new wallpaper or repaint the whole wall. There was a lot of hassle with this method, but it is chep and very efficient. Not only did you save money but also you didn’t need to go out to get the things you need.

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