Originally Posted by Forensic
Definitely invest in a wallpaper scoring tool (my mother called it a paper tiger, I don't think that's right, though.
)... it helps.
Yes it is called a paper tiger.
Getting wallpaper off can be a challenge unless it's fairly recent. Most of the wallpapers in the last 10-15 years are what they call dry-strippable. For those you basically just get a corner and pull. The whole top layer of the paper will strip off beautifully. Then simply wet down the paper left on the wall to get it really wet and it will strip off with an egg flipper (that's what I use)
On the other hand, if the paper is very old and was put on with paste, it will take the steaming, paper tiger and anything else you want to try to get it off. When we moved to this house it took me 5 evenings and 1 weekend to get the paper off a small hallway. In the other room the paper came off in sheets (dry-strippable).