If you are about to renovate the house, the evaluations to be made are different and it is necessary to understand if the apartment needs one complete renovation or a simple reorganization. So evaluating the extent of the work to be done is a first step to be carried out in order to have an approximate estimate of the costs to be incurred.
In general one of the operations that makes the environment cooler, giving a new and clean feeling, is the re-painting of the walls or the replacement of the wallpaper. The latter has recently been re-evaluated as a furnishing solution for the home as it allows you to give a touch of chic design, unique and original. Wallpaper can be applied in any environment. It is also chosen for the kitchen walls that are more subject to vapors, therefore, for this use, it requires a specific treatment.
Driven by the current economic crisis, which leads to incentivating DIY instead of relying on a specialist in the sector, wallpaper replacement is an operation that can be performed independently even with due care, resulting in significant savings to family cash fund. Obviously when it comes to apartment renovation, it is not possible to perform all the work in complete autonomy, as there are several that require both special workmanship and specific equipment possessed only by a qualified technician in the sector.
In addition, for special processing it is possible to use the tax deductions for restructuring, specifying that the type of intervention takes place in a residential building. It is possible to identify two categories of maintenance operations: ordinary and extraordinary. For routine maintenance work carried out inside a house, including the replacement of tiles or re-painting of the walls, no tax deduction is envisaged. On the other hand, if the processing involves common parts of a residential complex, it is then possible to deduct maintenance costs. For extraordinary maintenance operations, on the other hand, whether it is a home or a building with an intended use other than residential, it is possible to benefit from tax deductions.
So, how to remove the wallpaper in the bedroom from the bed or in that of the children that is now yellowed by time and ruined by humidity? In order to carry out this type of operation, specific tools are not required but depending on the method you choose to adopt for the removal of the card. In any case, the tools that can be used are a spatula and stucco to cover possible holes, a sponge, a ladder to reach the highest points of the wall, a bucket to hold water and / or vinegar or a specific product such as a solvent, a cutter and a ceiling (rectangular brush) or a painter's roller. We need the right work clothes to work safely and not find obstacles in the movement, including goggles and gloves.
Find out how to remove wallpaper easily and quickly
The wallpaper can be removed dry or wet. The mode to use depends on the type of paper and the masonry. As for the wallpaper, this can be removable, vinyl or traditional. To evaluate which type of paper we have on the walls, just try to lift a corner from one corner and pull it to see if it comes off the sheet in one piece. In this case the card is removable so its elimination is simple and fast. On the other hand, if the pieces are broken into pieces at certain points, the paper is made of vinyl, whereas if it does not want to break off, it is the traditional type which is the most difficult to treat.
In the latter case, specific products such as a peel product or using the steam method are required. Finally, the type of support on which the paper is applied must also be assessed. If the walls are made of plasterboard, special care must be taken because it has to do with delicate surfaces. The most adopted solution is to remove the paper by wetting it with water and vinegar, avoiding to form patches on the wall and guaranteeing total removal. If this last mode is chosen, the steps to be followed are still quite simple and intuitive.
The first phase of the work consists in clearing the walls of everything that occupies the surface to be treated, such as removing paintings, furnishing elements, moving furniture and positioning everything in the least cumbersome way, so as to obtain sufficient space to carry out the work. It is advisable to place everything in the center of the room, moving the furniture after having made it lighter by clearing the contents, and to leave at least one meter / one meter and a half as useful space for the passage, so as to be able to move easily and reach every corner with simplicity.
It is also advisable to cover the furniture with a cloth, thus avoiding getting dirty and ruined, and it is useful to have old newspaper sheets on the floor to avoid smearing it. To work in complete safety it is advisable to turn off all the switches and cover the sockets with insulating tape, thus preventing water from entering inside during the wetting phase.
Then we move on to the second phase which consists of moistening the wallpaper with the aid of a brush or roller, starting from a corner of the wall and extending to all sides of the wall, first in the horizontal direction and then in that vertical. This operation makes it possible to soften the glue that binds the coating to the surface and to thin the thickness of the paper, so that it can be peeled with a simple tear.
It is necessary however to wait a few minutes so as to be able to remove the paper easily, but it may happen that at certain points it does not come off easily and needs additional water passes, but having the foresight not to excessively wet the surface. If it still does not come off, to lift the edges you use a spatula, preferably plastic, trying to avoid scratching the wall as much as possible. Particular care is needed in the edges, where the paper can hide under a ceiling frame.
After removing all the paper, clean the surface of any glue residues with water and detergent and then examine the wall to cover any roughness or holes. This is done with a light pass of sandpaper or with a coat of putty passed with the spatula. Once a smooth and well-polished surface has been secured, the walls are whitened.
Even painting is an operation that can be carried out independently as the surfaces to be treated generally do not require specific treatments and present a modest state of preservation. If the wall shows only the damage generated by the passage of time, only two water-based paints, to be laid dry on the well-dry surface, are sufficient. On the other hand, if damage of greater thickness is visible, preliminary operations such as shaving, grouting, etc. are used. which is good to entrust to qualified and competent technicians.
Another valid way to remove the wallpaper is to moisten the surfaces with the action of steam, using a special machine loaded with a solution of water and vinegar. In this way it is much easier to melt the glue under the paper even if the coating is particularly old. For the removal of traditional wallpaper, this mode is the best solution to adopt. It is advisable not to moisten the entire wall at the same time but to act on small parts at a time.
Finally, another choice may be to not reapply new paper to the walls, but leave it rough or repainted with bright colors. The choice depends on the style you want to give to the environment and in any case the important aspect to always keep in mind is to provide the rooms with as much light as possible.
When buying a new wallpaper, evaluate the cost per square meter of the restructuring and of the laying in case you decide to rely on a qualified operator, allows you to make an excellent investment that allows you to get a good quality / price ratio. Obviously the price depends on the quality of the material and the service. With the same dimensions, vinyl wallpaper is more expensive than a traditional one. If you go for choices of American productions or in any case for particular types of cards, even personalized ones, the price rises further.
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