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The Ultimate Removing Wallpaper Quiz
by Staff
Removing wallpaper may not be as difficult as you may think. Strippable wallpaper is actually pretty easy to remove, while other types of wallpaper may require a bit more elbow grease for removal. In any event, removing wallpaper is essential for any home renovating project.

Why does new wallpaper adhere better to stripped-down walls?

  • The weight of layers of wallpaper leads to peeling.
  • Adhesive works better on stripped down surfaces.
  • The heat from the new wallpaper adhesive can cause old wallpaper to peel off.

Why should you avoid hanging new wallpaper over old wallpaper that has been lapped at the seams?

  • The new wallpaper won't adhere well.
  • The lap marks will create bumps in the new wallpaper.
  • both of the above

What type of wall requires sanding before hanging new wallpaper?

  • vinyl walls
  • drywall
  • both of the above

What is the texture of most strippable wallpaper?

  • coarse texture
  • smooth, plasticlike texture
  • either of the above

What tool do you need for removing strippable wallpaper?

  • a wallpaper steamer
  • a wallpaper scrapper
  • a utility knife

What tool do you need for the slitting method of removing wallpaper?

  • an utility knife or razor blade
  • a paper stripper
  • either of the above

How do you apply soapy water or liquid paper remover to the wallpaper slits when removing non-strippable wallpaper?

  • with a spray bottle
  • with a paint brush
  • either of the above

What precaution should you take when applying liquid paper remover with a spray bottle?

  • Wear a mask.
  • Wear gloves and goggles.
  • both of the above

How many times should you wet your non-strippable wallpaper with soapy water before attempting to remove the wallpaper?

  • two times
  • three times
  • four times

What tool do you need to remove non-strippable wallpaper?

  • a utility knife
  • a wallpaper scrapper
  • either of the above

How do you scrape off non-strippable wallpaper?

  • in a vertical motion
  • at a 30 degree angle
  • in a horizontal motion

What should you do if the wallpaper that you are scrapping breaks?

  • Resoak that portion of the wallpaper.
  • Start stripping at another location.
  • both of the above

What should you do if your non-strippable wallpaper is not coming off using the slitting and soaking method?

  • Apply new wallpaper over the old wallpaper.
  • Try another wallpaper removal method.
  • either of the above

What is a wallpaper steamer?

  • a humidifier type machine
  • a steamer plate connected to a water tank
  • a steamer shower head connected to a water tank

How do you remove wallpaper with a steamer?

  • by using a utility knife
  • by using a wallpaper scrapper
  • either of the above