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How to Clean Up Rips to Wallpaper and Upholstery

No matter how clean your house, it won’t look well maintained if there are rips in the wallcoverings. Taking care of rips and tears in either wallpaper or fabric involves making patches. The method for [more…]

How to Clean Wallpaper

The only type of wallpaper you can safely clean by washing is vinyl. Even with vinyl, unless the care label says it’s scrubbable, use as little moisture and pressure as you can. [more…]

How to Get Wallpaper Ready for Painting

Painting over wallpaper can look sloppy and cheap if you don’t get the wallpaper ready for paint. You need to prepare the wallpaper before you roll on your finish coat [more…]

How to Take Off Wallpaper from Plaster with a Wallpaper Steamer

Using a wallpaper steamer to remove wallpaper from plaster is a major project but very effective on stubborn paper. Use a wallpaper steamer on plaster walls if you have to remove more than one layer of [more…]

How to Take Off Wallpaper from Drywall with a Wallpaper Steamer

Using a wallpaper steamer to take off wallpaper from drywall is very effective on stubborn paper. Use a wallpaper steamer on drywall if you have to take off wallpaper that has more than one layer or if [more…]

How to Take Off Wallpaper by Dry-Stripping

Dry-stripping wallpaper is the easiest method of taking off wallpaper — you essentially just peel it off. To dry-strip wallpaper successfully, the wall underneath would had to have been thoroughly sealed [more…]

How to Patch Wallpaper

Knowing how to patch wallpaper can save the trouble and expense of completely redoing your room. Patch wallpaper if it has tears, bubbles, or loose seams and edges. You'll need leftover wallpaper, scissors [more…]

How to Reattach Loose Wallpaper Seams and Edges

Reattaching loose wallpaper seams and edges can prevent further damage: torn wallpaper. To fix loose seams or curling edges on wallpaper, you'll need a knife or craft stick, a damp sponge, a tube of seam [more…]

How to Fix Wallpaper Bubbles Caused by Excess Adhesive

Fixing wallpaper bubbles or bumps is a simple, five-minute process. Knowing how to fix wallpaper bubbles and bumps prevents further damage like tears or rips. Wallpaper bubbles occur when a glob of wallpaper [more…]

How to Repair Nail Pops

Nail pops are exposed screws or nails in your drywall. Walls and ceilings can reveal nail pops, even after painting. Drywall work and house settling create nail pops that this video shows how to fix. [more…]

How to Hang Things on Hollow Walls

This video shows how to hang pictures and other items without nailing or drilling into pipes and electrical wiring. Find out how to choose hanger hardware for light- and medium-weight objects, and to use [more…]
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