It was once the case that, anytime you wanted your wall coverings removed, you had to call in the professionals. These days, however, you can remove most types of coverings yourself, providing that you have the right solvents and solutions on hand to ensure that your walls remain intact when you’re finished. Follow these instructions and you are sure to have blank surfaces in no time.
Step 2: If you can’t simply pull the wall covering away, spray on a mixture of hot water and a wallpaper-removing solution. If you do not like the idea of using such a messy solution, you could also use a gel remover. Let the spray or gel soak into the wall for 15 minutes or so (it should dissolve any adhesive used).
Step 3: You can now try pulling up the corners of the covering, making sure that you do so at an angle. If they still refuse to budge, poke little holes all over the paper and reapply the removal solution (the holes will help it to penetrate further).
If you still cannot remove the wall coverings without damaging the wall underneath, it is likely that there is little the professionals will be able to do to help you. In these cases, it is recommended that you simply apply a new covering over the top (making sure that the seams do not match up).