Remove wallpaper


Remove existent wallpaper, or traces of it, from a wall without damaging the wall. Use one or several techniques and tools, including putty knife for peeling, scoring tool for perforating the paper, paint roller for soaking and steamer for hard to remove paper, based on the circumstances and type of wallpaper.

Alternative labels

removing wallpaper
wallpaper stripping
strip walls with steamer
remove wallpaper
wallpaper removal
removal of wallpaper
strip wallpaper
stripping wallpaper
strip walls with putty knife

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Remove wallpaper is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Paperhanger: Paperhangers are specialised in hanging up wallpaper. They apply adhesives to the paper, or to the wall in the case of reinforced wallpaper, and fix the paper straight, well aligned, and avoiding the inclusion of air bubbles.

Optional skill

Remove wallpaper is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Paperhanger supervisor: Paperhanger supervisors monitor the hanging of wallpaper. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022