Wallpaper scoring tool when removing wallpaper
Will I need a wallpaper scoring tool when removing wallpaper?
The wallpaper scoring tool should only be used after all these steps below have failed. The Scoring Tool will speed up the time needed to remove very difficult wallpapers, such as foils, flocks, very old or painted over wallpapers. Some wallpapers remove easily dry, while others must be wet. To determine this, start at the bottom of the wall and lift a corner of the wallpaper with a snap-off razor blade or the edge of a wallpaper removal scraper. Many times the front of the wallpaper removes easily dry.
Try these easy techniques first
Sometimes the front of the wallpaper removes dry leaving the wallpaper backing on the wall, this is normal. You remove the front of the wallpaper dry and the backing of the wallpaper wet. The backing of the wallpaper will always have to be wet.
If pulling the front of the wallpaper does not remove easily, or comes off in little pieces, then it must be wet. This includes all Types Of Wallpaper vinyl, mylar, foil, grass-cloth, embossed, textured, and many others. Use a wallpaper removal pump sprayer to wet the wallpaper.
Finding the right direction to remove the wallpaper can make all the difference between easy and extremely hard. Who knew that the right direction you pull the wallpaper will make an incredible difference?
When removing wet wallpaper, try pulling from the baseboard up, if the wallpaper does not remove easily, then try pulling from the ceiling down. If this does not work, try pulling the wallpaper sideways. Remember all wallpapers removes differently.
Therefore, if the wallpaper isn't removing easily one way, always try pulling in another direction. This can make a big difference. Sometimes removing wallpaper is just a bear no matter what. If the Wallpaper Scraper is not working, and you have tried everything, then you may want to use the wallpaper scoring tool. We always recommend trying the
Light Weight Wallpaper Scoring Tool first.
If the light weight scoring tool is not penetrating the wallpaper surface then you my need to use the heavy duty professional grade wallpaper scoring tool, the one with a long handle. Used on very difficult to remove wallpapers the professional grade scoring tool can cause wall damage.
This specialized professional grade Heavy Duty Wallpaper Scoring Tool has very sharp teeth which will make shallow to deep cuts depending on the amount of pressure you use, allowing the liquid remover to penetrate and loosen the wallpaper adhesive. We use the Professional Wallpaper Scoring Tool only on very difficult wallpaper removal projects. When used correctly this Scoring Tool will make you're wallpaper removal projects go quicker, and saving you time.