Removing wallpaper can be difficult a lot of the time. A lot of the time the drywall will get damaged and needs to be refinished before applying texture. All the pretty chemicals that is sold to remove wallpaper is a joke! Plain old HOT water will work just as well! If the existing wallpaper is vinyl, the vinyl face of the wallpaper will have to be peeled off to expose the wallpaper backing. To get the backing off simply soak the backing down with hot water and let it set for approximately 10 minutes. You may have to scrape the backing off, usually this is where the surface damage to the drywall will take place.
Once the backing is taken off the walls will need to dry for 24 hours before anything can be done with the walls. wall paper removal. wall paper removal. When the walls have had the opportunity to dry then you can repair any areas that may have peeled the surface of the sheetrock off. Once the surface of the drywall has been repaired sand well and apply a coat of primer directly to the face of the drywall. This primer coat will help the new texture adhere better. Allow 4 to 6 hours for the primer to dry before applying texture. There are many types and styles of texture! Specialty textures, hand trials, spray textures. Do the research to decide what kind of texture you want. Mask off all areas to protect where texture is to be applied! When all the masking is done to protect the area, then you are ready to apply texture.