If you would like to redecorate your classroom, office or home but are faced with unattractive vinyl wall coverings, you may be at a loss of how to remove it. While vinyl coverings offer the benefits of being durable, brighter and longer lasting than generic wallpaper, it can be difficult to remove at a later date.
Vinyl film wall papers are fairly easy to remove – the layer of vinyl can be peeled off, and then the paper and glue underneath can be wetted and taken off the wall.
Vinyl coated wall papers are harder to remove – holes need to be poked through the covering so that water is able to seep through to the paper and glue underneath.
But there are also some vinyl wall coverings that are strippable. All this means is that if a corner is able to lifted from the wall, the whole covering can be yanked off. This is because the paper underneath is made with a large cotton content to make it stronger, so it will stay together when pulled.
Once the wall coverings have been completely removed from the surface, you walls will be ready for the new coverings to be applied. Be sure to prime your walls first to ensure that the drywall is protected.