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        Exposure to chemicals and a significant mess can be avoided using a professional steamer to soften wallpaper paste. All power outlets in the room or wall you are doing should be turned off as they could get wet from condensed water dripping from the plate. Safety goggles and rubber gloves are also recommended. And it's very handy to have a cookie sheet or cake pan available to lay the hot plate on.

        Before you start, the wallpaper must be scored properly, making crisscross pattern cuts with a scoring tool. Fill the steamer's tank with water, attach the hose and hand held plate and plug it in. Once the steam starts to pump, it's ready to use. The steamer is hot, so be careful. Hold the plate against the wallpaper until the paste becomes soft, steaming a small portion at a time before scraping it off. As soon as the glue loosens from the steam use a putty knife or scraper to remove the paper being careful not to damage the wall surface. Clean the excess glue from the wall with warm water, detergent and a sponge. Do not repaper or paint until the walls are completely dry.


                                                                              Last modified: April 10, 2017