Budget bathroom redo: Wallpaper removal…check!



Our first stop in the Budget bathroom redo is the the stripping  of the wallpaper. Yup, I know exciting right. I don’t think this is a job that makes anyone go jumping out of bed, but with a some time and elbow grease think we it’ll  totally be worth it .

If you remember our wallpaper used to inspire me to burst into a chorus of U.G.L.Y you ain’t got not alibi…ala Bring It On. Here’s what our bathroom looked like with the U.G.L.Y wallpaper . See how it’s already starting to lift up in the corner? It’s begging to be stripped, right? Yeah, that’s what we thought too.

Oh wallpaper how I’ve wished for you to be gone for so long. Here’s the step by step guide on how we nixed our nasty wallpaper.

Step 1:Loosen the corner with a putty knife. Slide a putty knife under a seam in the wallpaper. Slowly loosen the wallpaper from the wall. IIf you’re wallpaper is anything like ours, it’s already peeling in some corners.

Step 2: Start a’peelin. Slowly start peeling off the top layer of the wallpaper. I’ve learned from some cleaver internet research if it peels off easily then BAM you’re golden otherwise you’re in for hours of tedious scouring, steaming and scraping. Peel the decorative backing off of the walls in the entire room.

Step 3: Scour Spritz, Spray. Start by mixing fabric softener in with Hot water. We used 1 capful to one small spritz bottle. After we peeled back the top layer we were left with the paper backing that originally held the glue. We bought one of those scoring tools and tried that a couple of times but found that just the fabric softener and water left to soak for 10 minutes did the trick. Tip, shut off the electric in the room in case any water you spray runs down your walls into the electrical boxes.

Step 4. Scrape, Scrape, Scrape. Once the Hot water and fabric softener have time to work it’s magic, scrape the paper backing with a putty knife. We’ve heard some horror stories of people not being able get the old wallpaper off the walls. Fortunately for us ours scraped right off the wall with just a little elbow grease.

Step 5.  Tidy up. We’re not kidding this is a messy job. That’s really all there is to it! With a little time and some scraping you too can bid rid of that ugly wallpaper!

Here’s a look at how the bathroom was before we took the wallpaper down.

And here is after, ALL READY FOR PAINT!

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