Remove Old Wallpaper From Your Walls

How To : Remove old wallpaper for dummies

Learn how to remove old wallpaper with this video! Put down a pre taped plastic drop cloth. Tape it to the top of the baseboard. Then score the wallpaper with a wallpaper perforator. Roll it over the wall and it will make little holes in the wallpaper. You can use a 50/50 mixt ...more

How To : Remove wallpaper quickly & easily

Getting that wallpaper down is not near as bad as people think it is. Here is a four step process for getting that old wallpaper off quickly and easily. Use a wallpaper perforating tool to make hundreds of holes in the wallpaper. Just roll the tool over the wall and it will ma ...more

How To : Strip wallpaper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to strip wallpaper. Steps: 1 Roll scoring tool over the entire wallpapered area. 2 Mix liquid wallpaper stripper with hot water in a garden sprayer. 3 Use garden sprayer to apply wallpaper stripper to wall. 4 Scrape softened w ...more

How To : Remove stubborn masking tape

Do you have a piece of stubborn masking tape stuck somewhere and you just can't get it off? Does it stare at you in the face, begging you to have a nervous breakdown? Ron Hazleton is here to save your day. In this video, learn how to remove old unwanted masking or duct tape fr ...more

How To : Clean and remove wallpaper glue and paste

Wallpaper On Walls shows you how to easily remove wallpaper glue and paste with a sponge. You should use a dulcet sponge because it easily removes wallpaper glue. The scrubby side is used to soften wallpaper glue and the cellulose side is used to clean the residue. Next mix we ...more

How To : Remove wallpaper with vinegar

Do you dread tackling those wallpaper remodeling tasks on your home maintenance list? Many homeowners choose to let professionals deal with the removal of their old wallpaper, but this can be an expensive choice. Learn how you can remove even the most stubborn wallpaper and wa ...more

How To : Remove wallpaper

You won't know how hard—or easy—removing that old wallpaper will be until you try. Here are a few guidelines to help you tackle the job.

How To : Remove vinyl wallpaper without a scoring tool

This video by WallpaperOnWalls shows you how to remove a paperback vinyl wallpaper without using a scoring tool. Although the use of the scoring tool is common practice the tool is not always necessary and these tools might cause damage to your walls. To easily remove the fron ...more

How To : Strip wallpaper easily

In this tutorial, we learn how to strip wallpaper easily. First, you will need to take a wallpaper stripper and run it along the wall so you cover all of the spots that it touches. After you have done this, run the stripper diagonally along the wall, then spray the wall with s ...more

How To : Prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's. First, you will need to place a drop cloth on the floor and apply painter's tape to all the outlets and spots you don't want paint to touch. After this, clean off the walls and remove all the dust and ...more

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How To : Retrofit cellulose insulation with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to retrofit cellulose insulation. Steps: 1 Locate two adjacent wall studs on an exterior wall. 2 Use utility knife to remove a shingle from the bottom of the wall; be sure the shingle falls between the two studs. 3 Use a 1 1/8 ...more

How To : Troubleshoot a leaky shower with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to troubleshoot a leaky shower. Steps: 1. Cover shower drain with rag to prevent dropped screws from falling down the drain. 2. Remove handle from shower valve. 3. Unscrew escutcheon plate from the shower valve. 4. Inspect rea ...more

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

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How To : Fix a bathtub drain stopper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bathtub drain stopper. Steps: 1. Remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall. Put screws in safe place, so they don’t fall down the drain. 2. Grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out t ...more

How To : Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House

In this video, This Old House General Contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to repair a basement wall leak around a drainpipe. Steps: 1 Spread drop cloth on floor in work area. 2 Use sledgehammer and cold chisel to chip away mortar from around the drainpipe. 3 Remove any woo ...more

How To : Repair shingle siding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair shingle siding. Steps: 1 Make a story pole from a straight 1x3; mark locations of shingle courses on pole. 2 Use pitchfork to remove all damaged shingles from house. 3 Peel off any paper or housewrap; inspect the con ...more

How To : Remove vinyl wallpaper

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove vinyl wallpaper. First, take your putty knife and slide it underneath the wallpaper. Once you do this, you will be able to see the paper and put water on the wall to help remove the paper. Tear the wallpaper down in large chunks until i ...more

How To : Install blown-in insulation

Have you ever felt cold in your older home, even with the heat cranked? Ever feel drafts that seem to come from nowhere? And conversely, in the summer, is your home an oven? Many older houses are improperly insulated, if there is any insulation at all. This can have a large im ...more

How To : Remove desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux

Is your Ubuntu system running sluggishly? Removing the desktop wallpaper and disabling the preview of text and images files can improve the performance of Ubuntu on older computers. This video tutorial will show you how to disable the desktop wallpaper in the Ubuntu Linux dist ...more

How To : Remove bits and pieces of wallpaper

Here are instructions on removing wallpaper bits and pieces. You will need: a circular electric sander and a microfiber clothe. Simply place the microfiber clothe over the electric sander. Begin to move your way over and across the wall. Much as you would if you were painting; ...more

How To : Install laminate flooring in your home

Laminate flooring is easy to clean and is a great way to spruce up a room. With yourlist of items in hand and a little bit of elbow grease you can have new floors in no time. Don't forget: measure twice, cut one. Sidestep expensive labor costs by installing your own laminate ...more

How To : Install a frost proof faucet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a frost proof faucet. Steps: 1. Turn off the water and drain the old hose faucet, also called the sillcock. 2. Use emery cloth to clean the copper water pipe leading to the hose faucet. 3. Cut the pipe using a tubin ...more

How To : Prep your walls for wallpaper

In this tutorial, we are shown how to prep your walls for wallpaper, which is very easy! Preparing your walls only takes a few minutes and makes applying the wallpaper easier and look a lot better. You will need: rags, soapy water, wallpaper stripping knife, and sandpaper to d ...more

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How To : Replace a programmable thermostat with Lowe's

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to replace and install a programmable thermostat. The materials required for this project are: a screwdriver, masking tape, marking pencil and batteries. Begin by turning off the power of the furnace. Then remove the face of the old th ...more

How To : Remove popcorn and respray knockdown texture

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How To : Convert a sponge mop into a sanding pole

In this video Danny Lip ford is showing how you can convert an old sponge mop into an inexpensive pole sander for your household purposes. For this, take an old sponge mop and remove the sponge from it by loosening the screws. Then cover the rectangular sponge fully with the s ...more

How To : Hang a bathroom mirror

Need to upgrade your bathroom's mirror? Well, first you need to take down the old one! And Eric shows you how it's all done in this video guide from GardenFork. Removing a mirror that's been glued to the wall is tricky, but it's nowhere near impossible to take down. Eric cover ...more

How To : Attach a deck to a house with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to attach a deck to your house. Steps: 1 Remove old ledger and flashing, then inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2 Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3 Fasten metal L-br ...more

How To : Wallpaper

This video tutorial shows you how to wallpaper. 1. Set the mood: To wallpaper a room you need caffeine and music, it's best to get that first. 2. Prepare the space: Basically this step is set to gathering tools, patching holes, cleaning and sanding the walls, moving furniture ...more

How To : Repair a leak behind the bathroom tub wall

First you have to expose the leaking pipe by taking out the section of the wall where the leak is. The most common pipes you will find behind the wall are polybutylene and cpvc. Polybutylene pipe has plastic fittings that can break and it develops pin hole leaks easily. Cpvc i ...more

How To : Dust-proof your home

Some homes are more prone to dust than others and just dusting doesn't always work. Arm yourself with these proven strategies in the battle to banish dust from your home. You Will Need: • A mattress and pillow covers • A vacuum cleaner • A damp mop • Product to spray rags ...more

How To : Install a thermostat

Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself. You Will Need * A Phillips screwdriver * Masking tape * A pen * A new thermostat * A level * A drill with a 3/16-inch bit * Drywall anchors * A ...more

How To : Remove and demolish countertop fixtures

Sometimes it comes time to tear down the old and build up the new -- especially in kitchens! People seem to be especially enamored of redoing kitchens to follow design trends, family resizing, or simple updating to keep the house current, livable, and sellable. One way to achi ...more

How To : Install a towel warmer with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a towel warmer. Steps: 1. Drain hot-water heating system; turn off water supply to the old radiator. 2. Use reciprocating saw to cut hot-water supply and return lines from old radiator; remove radiator. 3. Cut open ...more

How To : Replace window sash cords

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace window sash cords. Steps: 1 Unscrew the window stop from each side jamb. 2 Remove the bottom sash. 3 Pry the parting bead free of the window frame. 4 Pull out the top sash. 5 Cut sash cord on both sides of window fr ...more

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Facebook Fan Pages have become extremely popular and are being used by everyone from large companies like Coca Cola and Ford Motors all the way down to people's pets. So how do we make the most of these fan pages and get our brand out the best that we can? Custom Landing Page ...more

HowTo : Remove a Stripped Screw With a Rubber Band

Apartment Therapy posts a simple household hack on removing a stripped screw without an extractor. For all our WonderHowTo Home & Garden DIYers, you never know when you might accidentally strip a screw clean. Here's how to remedy the problem. You Will Need: a hammer a multi- ...more

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How To : Build a small deck with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more

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How To : Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs

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How To : Easily remove wallpaper

In order to remove wallpaper easily, you will need the following: a scoring tool, liquid concentrate, and a putty knife. Score the wallpaper with your scoring tool. Move your hand in a circular motion. The scoring will allow the concentrate to be absorbed. Spray the wall with ...more

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