How to clean the surface of wallpaper paste?

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How to remove the remnants of wallpaper glue

In fact, the use of chemicals in this matter is not at all a necessary measure. The adhesive glue is well removed from the walls by means of hot soapy water and a scraper. Apply the solution to the wall with a sprayer and wait for a certain time, for which it will sufficiently soften the old glue and you can scrape off its remains without extra efforts.

The main component of all wallpaper glues is starch, and it softens well after a holding time of 15 to 30 minutes. If you can not wait to deal with this unpleasant work, you can use white vinegar, which dissolves glue much faster.

Sometimes on the forums you can find advice that you need to use sandpaper to remove the wallpaper glue. In fact, this tool is an unimportant assistant: you will spend a lot of time and energy on sanding the dried glue, but you can not get rid of the glaze that it leaves on the wall, and this glaze can prevent the subsequent priming of the walls.

What can I do if the wallpaper glue hits the surface of the wallpaper? There is only one way to remove the dried adhesive from a delicate surface. Cover the problem area with a paper towel and spray on it with any cleaner for cleaning glass and hard surfaces. Soak for 10-15 minutes and clean the towel, then pat the place with a dry cloth.