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What are some good wallpaper removers?

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DIF is a highly rated commercial wallpaper remover, and diluted white vinegar is an effective homemade alternative. Both products also require use of a perforating tool and a wallpaper scraper.

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What are some good wallpaper removers?
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DIF wallpaper remover contains powerful enzymes that degrade wallpaper adhesive, making it easier to separate the paper from the underlying wall. This is a concentrated product that must be diluted with water before application. A mixture of white vinegar and warm water also hastens wallpaper removal. This natural, nontoxic solution loosens the wallpaper without releasing toxic fumes.

A tip for removing wallpaper is to run a perforating tool over the paper before applying the removal product. This helps the product penetrate the wallpaper and dissolve the adhesive beneath it.

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