Many houses have a wallpaper border installed in one or more rooms. These colorfully patterned strips are often set near the ceiling, right below the crown molding, although sometimes borders can also be found close to floor level as well. This type of wallpaper is a time-honored design element—it’s been around for literally centuries, and can be seen in many older homes. It’s no mystery why borders have been so popular over the years, as they enable homeowners to introduce a dash of style to a room with much less effort and expense than needed for a standard wallpaper installation.
Useful though a wallpaper border might be, there may come a time when you will feel you are ready to get rid of that old design that you’ve been looking at for years. Maybe you’ve decided to install a brand-new border, or you have renovation plans for the room that don’t include a border at all. If that’s the case, you want to be able to remove the old border as cleanly as possible, without harming the wall or leaving behind any remnants. ROMAN Products has put together a brief infographic that will show you how to do that.
Before you begin, however, you should gather your tools. You will need the following:
- Wallpaper scoring tool (like the PIRANHA™ Scoring Tool)
- One of ROMAN’s wallpaper removers
- Spray bottle
- Sponge (like the PIRANHA™ Removal Sponge)
- Plastic scraper (like the PIRANHA™ Wallpaper Scraper)
- Drop cloth (or plastic sheets)
You may also consider the PIRANHA™ Wallpaper Removal Kit available from ROMAN.
Once you’ve gathered all your tools and accessories, it’s time to get rid of that old wallpaper border. Check out ROMAN Products’ infographic posted in the space below for a step-by-step guide to removing wallpaper borders. And be sure to explore ROMAN’s website for the finest wallpaper removers and other world-class products, used across the country by professional contractors as well as just average homeowners.