Wallpaper Removal Tools
For wallpaper stripper hire visit Best at hire, your national tool hire centre.
If you need to remove old wallpaper and would like to make the task quicker, easier and less strenuous, take a look at our wallpaper steamer hire range.
We rent out simple, manual wallpaper perforators, which are small tools that create tiny punctures in the wallpaper's surface – helping steam to penetrate and do its job of loosening the wallpaper adhesive. This additional stage is worth undertaking if your wallpaper is very thick, made of vinyl, or painted, as these types are usually harder to remove.
Our wallpaper strippers include lightweight models that are simple to use and are ideal for domestic customers working on bedrooms or lounges, for example – while larger rooms may demand a heavier duty wallpaper stripper with a larger water tank for less frequent refills.
How do I use a wallpaper stripper?
The old-fashioned method of removing wallpaper using just a wet sponge, a bucket of warm water, a wide putty knife and plenty of elbow grease makes far less sense when you realise how readily available – and affordable – it is to hire a wallpaper steamer.
Taking much of the struggle out of removing wallpaper, these straightforward machines are easy to set up, prepare and use, even for DIY amateurs. Strips of paper will come off easier and in much larger sections.
Wallpaper strippers are generally made up of a hot water tank, leading to a hose, which is in turn attached to a flat, hand-held hotplate from which the steam is emitted.
Most machines simply require you to:
- fill the tank with clean water
- plug in and switch on the machine
- wait while the water heats up and starts to release steam through the hotplate
- hold the hotplate on the first section of wallpaper (generally for a few seconds – check the instructions) to penetrate and soften the underlying glue
- shift the hotplate onto the next section of wallpaper and start steaming it while removing the previous section with a hand scraper or a wide putty knife.
There is no much more to it than that – and you will find yourself removing wallpaper much more quickly than you would without a wallpaper steamer.
Wallpaper steamer hire at affordable prices
Whether you're stripping your children's bedroom or a larger commercial space, we can provide a wallpaper stripper suitable for the job, as well as platforms, ladders, and a whole array of other painting and decorating tools and equipment.
We work hard to maintain affordable hire prices, offer a good selection of rental periods, and offer our customers easy access to equipment via a nationwide network of tool hire depots – or through our delivery service . You can hire everything you need online, or ask us for guidance by calling 0344 288 8088.