Put your drop sheet down to protect your floors. Score the wallpaper using a wire brush.
Mix up your remover following the instructions on the packet. Pour into a paint tray and roll onto the walls, making sure the paper is nice and wet. Use a paint scraper to scrape away the wallpaper. Reapply and soak hard to remove areas. When all paper is removed rinse the wall with water.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.