How to remove fiberglass wallpaper - 3 simple methods

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Without any residue, fiberglass wallpaper can not be removed even with the best means.

Actually shine glass fiber wallpaper with tangible advantages: they are easy to work with, look more high-quality than woodchip and you can sweep them just as often. Instead of losing touch over the years, at corners and edges, where the adhesive subsides, the fiberglass fabric sits tighter and tighter. A fine thing... until someday comes the day when the good old wallpaper of a new soft.

Dispersion adhesive gives the stop

"There is nothing to be done!" It succinctly asks the expert or if you ask in the wallpaper department of the hardware store, how to get the accursed glass fiber remainders from the walls. "Did not you know that? Dispersion adhesive and such? "
Admittedly, the situation is not that dramatic. In the meantime, many people have had the problem and some have come up with something, so they do not have to repack their walls.

3 methods to remove glass fiber wallpaper

Here are the best solutions for you:

  1. For glass fiber wallpaper glued with glue - not with dispersion glue - you can simply apply wallpaper glue, let it dry for several hours and then go to work. The glue dissolves the tissue and the glue and the webs should be pulled down in large sections.
  1. With fiberglass wallpapers that have been applied with dispersion adhesive, one can facilitate the detachment of the webs with a nail roller. This little helper works like a scarifier for the lawn: He has several hook wheels that press into the surface. Spray now with detergent added water on the wallpaper, the fabric is well dissolved. When peeling off many remains can remain on the wall. To remove them, you have to go with a sander and coarse sandpaper to work. Please do not forget to put on protective masks!
  1. There are special paint strippers / dissolvers / dispersion removers that are applied to the wallpaper. The purchase is a question of price: 5 liters can easily and gladly cost 80 euros! Also in this case you should put on a mask, in order to breathe in the torn off the wallpaper no fibers. Again you have to work with sanding equipment and paper.

Additional tip: Cover glass fiber remainders!

In addition to these relatively wall and substrate-friendly methods, there is also the convenient way to simply leave stuck glass fiber wallpaper pieces on the wall and hide them with cover wallpaper. A popular brand is for example Easy cover the Swedish company Duro. The wallpapers are patched with moisture-proof adhesive and compensate for any unevenness in the surface. They are available in many patterns - unfortunately they are still very rare in Germany!


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