To give the living room a unique flavor to help new wallpaper, but before sticking them need to remove the old paint repair an apartment or house - for quite a long and laborious exercise, requiring significant expenditure of energy, finance, time and nerves. The bulk takes a lot of time preparing for the repair work - required to remove the furniture, to prepare (clean up) the surface, to acquire and bring all the necessary building materials and much more. Naturally, the lower the cost of finance is problematic in these situations, is also extremely difficult to reduce and nervous tension - people are always nervous and repair (a stress) only amplifies the voltage. However, you can not spend extra effort in preparation for the repair work, especially if the repair is carried out by hand.
Removing the switch for wallpapering
One way to save time and effort is the ability to quickly and accurately (to the bare walls) to strip the wallpaper. This is an important step in the interior decoration of rooms - old wallpaper should not be left as they are visible through the new form on the new wallpaper coating layer folds and wrinkles, it makes the appearance of the room views are not attractive and does not give the opportunity to paint the wall (if such plans are available) . Therefore it is extremely important to remove old layers completely, leaving no small stripes, which then will look ugly crease.
Proceed to the removal of wallpaper can be only after the dismantling of electrical switches and outlets, in order to avoid accidents at work
The following look at the different ways of how easy, cheap and without serious effort can tear off the old wallpaper, it does not cause damage to the walls and the room.
Always remember that you need to prepare for any job.
The important point is a "leveling" of the surface of the walls, removing them with all possible "irregularities" in the form of decorative elements and fasteners for them (screws / nails for painting, etc.), as well as the removal of elements such as switches and sockets.
It is worth remembering that remove the switch or socket is difficult, in contrast to the same paintings and other decorations. It adds complexity and the fact that the switches with sockets are live, which is extremely dangerous for human life (due to incorrect or careless handling). Therefore, it is important to remove these potentially dangerous objects, and perform a number of conditions to prevent the defeat of the workers of electric shock during construction work.
Preparation wall to wallpapering includes not only the removal of the old coating, but sealing of cracks and surface leveling
Actually the complexity of the work and its causes can be divided into several stages:
- Carefully remove the outer part of the switch / outlet. In the new (modern) switches outer portion attached plastic fasteners and effort enough. To remove them. To parse the Soviet switches are likely to need a screwdriver - screw fixing is used there.
- Carefully disconnect the cable / wire. Contacts in switches / fixed sockets typically screw connection, therefore it is necessary to use a screwdriver with a handle made of insulating material. Disconnect the wires should be one, after disconnecting them must be immediately sealed with electrical tape or special heat-shrinkable tubing.
- After disconnecting contacts, remove the switch / outlet of the Escutcheon. It will also have to use a screwdriver.
- The final step - to be cut from rubber or other insulating material circles with a diameter equal to the diameter Escutcheon. Thereafter this material is covered opening (flush with the wall).
Following this preparatory phase can proceed directly to the wallpaper removal.
How to quickly remove old wallpaper from the walls
Many people often wonder, and whether to remove the wallpaper altogether. The answer is simple - it should be done. Otherwise possible options when the old wallpaper will spoil the appearance of the room, as described above, or there are other, more serious consequences.
To remove from the surface washable wallpaper, you must treat the fabric pinion
For example, many modern wallpaper tensioned as drying the adhesive mixture thus old, new layers may break or begin to form bubbles, which eventually will lead to a lag of wallpaper.
Therefore, to perform quality repairs should be carried out cleaning of the walls with their further preparation for gluing new wallpaper. In this case, the process wallpapering go more quickly and efficiently.
Recently, widespread got a knife to "scrape" wallpaper. Externally, it is 3 - 5 star radiation in each beam is inserted into the knife with the working side and the rear side has a convenient handle. Typically, these tools are equipped with special stickers, which indicate their purpose. Such knives are left deep scratches on the wallpaper, by cutting them into small pieces, which are then easily tear off.
The entire procedure for the removal of wallpaper takes a few hours for a room of about 15-20 square meters. The only drawback of this product - tupyatsya knives quickly, especially if you are working on a concrete or brick walls. This disadvantage is compensated by low cost of the instrument itself and removable blades that can be purchased separately.
No problem to remove the wallpaper from the walls can help the special liquid is completely dissolved and washed off the old paint
The domestic industry after the European, began to produce its products, which has the same functions as the knife described above. The most common domestic version of a tool that simplifies the removal of wallpaper - Head roller with "needles". It allows you to quickly remove the wallpaper on the same principle as that of a knife, but the needle is not as fast tupyatsya itself nozzle is cheaper replacement blades, and remove the wallpaper is not it harder than the knife. Additional advantages include the possibility of standing easier to clean off the wallpaper in remote places (in comparison with a knife).
Another option - to buy and apply a special tool, which is designed to remove old wallpaper. In this case, the peel wallpaper makes a special substance that dissolves the glue, as a result - then easily tear off the wallpaper.
Means for removing wallpaper from the walls: reviews
Most of the positive reviews are chemicals. This is understandable - no need to put significant effort for cutting wallpaper before you clean them. Therefore, the funds should be used better - they significantly save time and energy.
Spatula is the most effective tool to remove old wallpaper with concrete walls
Knives or rollers use is recommended in any case - they may need to carry out the cuts before removal (it is necessary for something to hold on!). Comments on these devices are contradictory - in fact, you can use and a sharpened trowel or knife construction.
However, many people are skeptical of such novelties, preferring the old "antiquated" method of removing wallpaper.
How to clean the walls of old wallpaper
The most known method of how to quickly remove old wallpaper - it's good to moisten them with water. Water, in this case, plays the role of a softener adhesive, causing it to swell, and it becomes easy to rip off the wallpaper. To wet the wallpaper should use sponge or spray. The entire wall area is treated with water several times, then left for 15-20 minutes. Then we should take the spatula (preferably a sharpened) and start to tear off wallpaper, damaging them previously in several places (required to make cuts).
This method is considered to be one of the most hygienic, since removed the wallpaper, the room is not worth the dust and glue particles do not enter the respiratory system.
How to remove the wallpaper from the concrete walls
Often people need to remove old wallpaper with concrete walls, since the latter are prepared for painting. In this case, it is imperative to remove not only the wallpaper, but also the adhesive residue from the wall.
Wallpaper removal process itself does not differ substantially from those described above, the only difference lies in the fact that after removal of wallpaper wall is treated with special solutions, which decompose the glue.
How to remove the washable wallpaper off the wall quickly
Washable wallpaper strip off much more problematic - they are not afraid of moisture and do not allow liquids to penetrate to the glue. In fact they have two layers - upper (patterned) and a lower waterproof.
should make very deep cuts that allow access to the surface of the wall to remove them. In these places should be a few minutes to attach a sponge wet with water or a special tool. Further, the procedure is similar to the previous one.
The best remedy for removal of old paper wallpaper - plain water, heated to the desired temperature for
Do not think that these wallpapers come unstuck as easily as usual - will have to work.
It is worth remembering that the liquid must penetrate well Realized cuts. Best water preheated and moistened wallpaper already warm water. It is also essential to accelerate the process of removing these wallpapers will steam special devices that allow to process the surface of the hot steam.
How to remove the wallpaper for painting walls
People often wonder why the walls are painted ugly spots? The answer is quite simple - the remnants of glue from the wallpaper spoil all the work. Therefore it is necessary to remove it. To do this, the walls must be treated with a special solution, after which they need to be washed. In this case, the adhesive will surely removed.
As easy to remove old wallpaper (video)
It is worth remembering that each manufacturer has a different composition of chemicals, so the rules of application they can be different (you must read the instructions carefully). Please note that some of the funds can be dangerous for a person with an open contact.