Wallpaper Removal Costs

Damaged wallpaper, air bubbles trapped beneath the surface and simply wanting a new look for your room are all reasons why you might remove your wallpaper. The cost of removing the paper varies, depending on how it was originally hung.

Do it Yourself

You can remove wallpaper yourself, but it does take time and hard work. You also have the option of hiring a professional for the job. While it's an easier option, it's also more expensive.

Average Cost

According to Cost Helper, the average cost of wallpaper removal is £162 to £650, depending on the amount of work involved. Doing the job yourself can cost as little as £65 as of 2010, which includes the cost of renting a steamer.


Professionals typically offer a cost estimate for the job, based on the amount of work involved. If you have multiple layers of wallpaper or the walls weren't primed before hanging the paper, expect to pay more. You'll also pay more if you want the remover to prime or prep the walls for painting or wallpaper after removing the old paper.

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Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.