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Papered walls and ceilings

  1. Remove old wallpaper with a stripping knife and warm soapy water. Thicker wallpapers will require scoring to break the surface and allow water to penetrate. For best results soak the wallpaper, leave for 15 minutes and soak again.
  2. Work from the top down as the water will run down the wall soaking in as it goes. Use a stripping knife to remove the soaked wallpaper. 0nce the majority of paper is removed, allow the walls to dry before going over again with a stripping knife to remove any remaining backing paper.
  3. If using a steam stripper, work from the bottom up as this allows the steam to rise, loosening the paper at the top. Use a stripping knife to remove the paper when loose.

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