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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is the best way to remove wallpaper?

There are several proven methods for wallpaper removal; each has its pros and cons, but some are definitely easier. Peeling is usually the least painful, followed by soaking and stripping. Dry-stripping is the next most time-consuming, and steaming the most work. The average wallpaper removal job costs between $360 and $560. The method of removal can affect the cost, as steaming takes longer than peeling and will therefore typically cost more. Peeling wallpaper off is usually the quickest method. To see if your wallpaper can be peeled off, try gently edging up a corner and carefully peeling the paper off the wall in strips. If you can’t peel, then you’ll have to score and strip it, either by dry-stripping or by soaking and then stripping. Plaster walls can withstand moisture and can stand up to soaking and stripping, but drywall should not be soaked. For very stubborn wallpaper, steaming may be necessary, which is time-consuming but effective. If you prefer not to attempt these methods yourself, wallpaper removal pros have the proper tools and experience to quickly take down wallpaper and also repair any damage to your walls.

How much does it cost to remove wallpaper in a room?

The national wallpaper removal cost averages $360-$560, which will typically include multiple rooms. Pros often charge by the square foot to remove egregious wallpaper that is long past its prime. Wallpaper removal cost may range anywhere from 60 cents to $1.50 or more per square foot. A pro may estimate removal costs ranging between $160 and $300 for a medium-sized room. Costs can vary due to ceiling height, and some pros add a skim coat to make repainting or re-papering smoother. Here are some examples of average costs to remove wallpaper:

  • Foyer: 36-120 square feet, $21.60-$180.
  • Powder room: 16-36 square feet, $9.60-$54.
  • Living or dining room: 120-252 square feet, $72-$378.
  • Family room: 192-384 square feet, $115.20-$576.
  • Bedroom: 100-224 square feet, $60-$336.
  • Guest bath: 45-84 square feet, $27-$126.
  • Master bedroom: 168-384 square feet, $100.80-$576.
  • Master bath: 54-160 square feet, $32.40-$240.

Once the old wallpaper is gone, the average cost to install new wallpaper is $240-$350.

Is it OK to paint over wallpaper?

You can paint over wallpaper that’s in good condition and isn’t at risk of coming off the wall. This technique is particularly useful for those who don’t have the time or inclination to remove all the wallpaper in a room. Consider hiring an interior painter if you’ve never painted over wallpaper.

Reviews for Phoenix wallpaper removal professionals
Amber C.
Ron removed wallpaper, patched holes and painted a room in my house. He did exceptional work and I'd recommend him to anyone.
RJ's Painting & DrywallRJ's Painting & Drywall
Simona V.
RJ and his team were great! We purchased a house last year that had wallpaper in every single room and by the time we removed most of it, the walls were in pretty bad shape from the adhesive and needed to be repaired before we could paint. We reached out to a couple different contractors for quotes and ultimately decided to move forward with RJ. He was able to remove the wallpaper in one remaining room, scrape popcorn ceiling in our dining/living room and mud all the walls to a smooth finish. He was reasonably priced, professional, personable and had great communication. We highly recommend him!
RJ's Painting & DrywallRJ's Painting & Drywall
Bill B.
We were looking for someone to remove old kitchen wallpaper and repaint the area. Ron stopped by the day after I inquired, gave us a fair price and got the job done quickly and efficiently. Quality work, very neat, personable, excellent communication by phone and text during the project. Will use Ron again for other projects. Highly recommended!
RJ's Painting & DrywallRJ's Painting & Drywall
Thumbtack Customer
Brian and his crew are hard-working, accommodating, and were very committed to doing the best they could with a difficult wallpaper removal situation. It was more daunting than anyone expected yet they spent the extra time to make sure everything was right. Jonathan and Geo were amazing- the level of cooperation between them is incredible and they were both polite, courteous, and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with the work. They fixed severely damaged drywall without even being asked. They all supported me with ideas for color and decoration, which was not expected but really added to the experience. Brian assured me that any difficulties with the paint adhering to the resurfaced wall from 45 years of re-wallpaper applications would be corrected in the future, if necessary. Their work is guaranteed. We are very satisfied customers!!
EagleCrest SouthwestEagleCrest Southwest
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