Remove woodchip wallpaper easily with this step by step guide. We’ve all heard those woodchip removal horror stories from fellow DIYers. Where woodchip covered in several layers of paint took 2 days to remove or the walls ended up a gouged, damaged mess that needed re-skimming afterwards. If we’re unlucky enough, we might also have had the experience of trying to get rid of the dreaded woodchip ourselves and gone through many of the same trials.
Well fortunately you can now forget those horror stories. In this guide on how to remove woodchip wallpaper from your walls and ceilings you will learn how to complete the job quickly, easily and with the minimum of fuss (and mess).
First off let’s talk about the old or traditional way of removing woodchip wallpaper (in fact any kind of wallpaper). Many decorators say that you must score the wallpaper first with a Stanley knife or scissors. Well they are partly right!
Score the Wallpaper - Scoring the Woodchip before trying to remove it is a very good move, but instead of using a knife or scissors you will find that a specialist wallpaper scoring tool such as Zinsser’s Paper Tiger does a much better job. This is because the PaperTiger will score evenly and consistently (which is very hard to do using a knife freehand) and won’t damage the walls underneath.