Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 236
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boomermom A lifesaver for stubborn wallpaper past
I'm sorry that I've never considered this purchase before. In the spring, I took down wall paper on my own, following all of the hints on line - hot vinegar, scoring first, downy, patience patience patience. This time I'm battling a border installed over paint on drywall - all properly prepared in the first place (I put it up). However, border tends to curl, so on the advice of a friend, I also used wallpaper paste. After two days of scraping, I gave up and bought this steamer. It melts the glue. It also tends to melt the paint, and one must be careful to avoid keeping it in the same spot for longer than suggested. I can fix the paint - can't paint over the glue. I recommend this product completely. Oh, it's lightweight, has a long range as well.
October 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marysneedz Very good performance
It performed admirably. If I compare scoring the paper and using this product as I peel and scrape - to scoring the paper and misting with vinegar water and peeling and scraping -- the Wagner is the Winner!
I will say that if you keep the steam pad in one place too long (>15 seconds) the heat from the steamer seems to re-cook the paper on - in other words, the steamer initially gives water to the paste - but if allowed to stay there too long, the paste loses some of the water infused (evaporates due to heat). So you must develop a good technique for your wallpaper type.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bassman Easy and effective
Even though the product works great, don' t expect that the wallpaper and backing will come off in one easy step - even if you perforate the paper before steaming. You will have to do two passes in most spots to get everything down. What is great is that you can use a plastic spatula-type tool and get the paper, backing & eventually glue off the wall without damaging the underlying drywall. THAT means very little need to repair and/or skim coat the walls after getting the paper down. A huge savings in time & $$$. This steamer is the way to go to get wallpaper down!
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave It works surprisingly well...
I have an old house full of previous owner wall paper. I've been procrastinating on working on certain rooms for years because of the wallpaper issue. I remember seeing a home improvement show on TV years ago where the homeowners wore Tyvek suits and respirators and used nasty chemicals (probably supplied by a show sponsor) to remove wallpaper. I thought, ugh, I don't want to do that. So I have a room that I have to finish paint and crown molding plus remove one wall of wallpaper. So I bought this machine, figure it's worth a shot.
All I can say is, WOW, it works really well. It was a little tough getting started, so I have a few gouges to patch (no big deal) but lesson learned, try to get under an existing seam and work at that. I had two layers (surprise), the newer layer was more like light cardboard, probably 1970s vintage. It mostly pulled off in big strips. The other layer, probably 1950s just came off easily with a wallpaper scraper once I saturated it with the big steamer plate. One tough area, maybe reglued in the 1980s, it wasn't coming off so I scored it with my utility knife then switched to the small plate for more concentration and really saturated it then I was able to work it off the wall. It took maybe 3 hours total to strip a 10' long 8' high wall.
Don't fill it too much, it will spit scalding water at you plus it takes a long to heat up. Plan on 20 to 30 minutes. Once the spitting water cleared up it started producing a lot of steam. If an extension cord is called for this calls for the heaviest one you can get.
October 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AMSR Excellent Wallpaper Steamer
The steamer is easy to use and works great. Had no trouble at all removing al the wall paper in our kitchen.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trey Great Product
This steamer is great. The wallpaper came off easily. Highly reccomend it.
October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dino Three bedrooms in 3 days
I needed to strip wallpaper off three large bedroom. It was "paper" wallpaper, almost impossible to remove with just water. I didn't want to use any chemical products, so a friend of mine recommended this steamer. I was a little skeptic at first, but once I put it to work, I realized what godsend invention this was. Sure, stripping wallpaper is still a tedious messy job. But this little fella will make it much easier and less stressful. I also did a second pass to remove the extra glue that was still on the walls, and then washed them with water and fabric softener. Walls were squeaky clean and ready to paint in no time.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honesty Super Wallpaper Remover
Comes out of the box easy to put together. Works like a charm on the wall. Super long hose and cord. Makes removing wallpaper much easier than anticipated. Be sure to get the 4 inch razor blade scraper.
October 7, 2016