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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 Indianapolis wallpaper removal professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Estimates for the wallpaper removal were very reasonable. Matt (and Kyle) were prompt each day, arriving at the time we had agreed upon. Matt did an excellent job removing wallpaper from a large bedroom, hallway, and kitchen. He repaired all nail holes and stripped areas on the dry wall without my asking. After the wallpaper had been removed, we asked him if he could paint the areas. Matt agreed to do this job, even though he hadn't scheduled for it. The cost for the painting was very reasonable. All in all, I was very satisfied with the work Matt did. He is a professional with excellent skills for the removal and painting of any walls in a home. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing this kind of work done.
Beck's Quality PaintingBeck's Quality Painting
Michelle G.
I wasted a month waiting for Juan to do the wallpaper removal project I had contacted him about. I was happy with the quote he gave me and looked forward to working with him. But every time I thought we had a date for the removal he tried to move the appointment to a day when I was not available due to work. When I thought we finally had a date scheduled, he showed up at 8 in the morning without first verifying with me that I would be up to meet him. He left and did not respond to my attempts to contact him, which made me feel like he was never very interested in doing the work in the first place. I'm sorry I wasted my time.
JUAN THE PAINTER LLCJUAN THE PAINTER LLC
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