Wallpaper Removal

Wallpaper Removal

Tired of your old wallpaper? Stop making excuses! In the past, removing wallpaper has been a very time consuming, messy and difficult task. But now, the Wagner DTS5800 Steamer Set ensures removing that old wallpaper will be easier and faster than ever!

The steamer set is also great for many cleaning tasks around the home such as steam cleaning floors, tiles, cook tops, upholstery and more. It’s a great investment for your home!


  • Move all furniture out of the room if possible. If not, at least to the middle of the room and then cover it with plastic. Take everything off the walls, including vents and mask any openings and power outlets with tape and Wagner masking paper. Carefully protect the floor and woodwork by using Wagner drop cloths and masking paper. The glue from the wallpaper can be very sticky and difficult to get off once it gets onto fabric or carpet.
  • If your wallpaper is vinyl you will need to peel off the vinyl coating before you start the removal process. If it is standard wallpaper you will need to use a special scoring tool (which has rollers with small spikes that punch tiny holes in the paper) to perforate the wallpaper before you start the steaming process. This will allow the steam to penetrate the glue more easily. Be careful not to press too hard so you don't perforate the wall surface.
  • Make sure you wear protective clothing, rubber gloves and eyewear due to the steam released.


Wallpaper Removal

  • Following the user instructions of the DTS5800 Steamer Set, pour water into the opening of the tank and turn the steamer on. After only 3 minutes of heat up time, you’re ready to start.
  • Apply steam to the wallpaper and slowly pull the paper to remove it off the wall. If your wallpaper is old, one swipe might be all you need for removal as older adhesives can be more susceptible to moisture. Newer wallpaper has better glue technology and might be more difficult and require additional perforating and steam application.
  • After you remove a piece of wallpaper, it is a good idea to take a damp, warm sponge and gently wipe the area to remove excess glue that might remain on the wall. If the glue begins to harden, simply soften it with a quick swipe of your steamer.


Preparation for painting

  • Allow time for the wall to properly dry. Once dry, examine any dents or nicks that may have affected the wall when the wallpaper was applied or as it was being removed. This is the perfect time to repair any damaged areas to ensure the best looking results. Use a recommended filler product or plaster on any larger holes and consider priming the entire wall prior to painting. Once the wall is clean and smooth, you can start painting.

Product Recommendations

Canvas Drop Cloth - Heavy Duty

Keep your floors and furniture protected while carrying out your painting project. Wagner has a range of drop cloths in a variety of sizes. A must for any DIY painting project. view

Masking Paper

Protects surface areas from paint splatter and drip. view


Protects surface areas from paint splatter and drips. All-in-one masking tape system with plastic drop cloth. Comes with an easy to use dispenser. view