15 Fabulous Fast Fixes

Get things into tiptop shape in no time with these quick, easy hints and tips.

Fabulous Fast Fixes

Fix anything quickly and easily with our handy how-to hacks.

1. Wallpaper removal
1. Wallpaper removal

To make wallpaper easier to remove, first slash it diagonally every 300mm with a utility knife.

Then mix a 50:50 solution of vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle and squirt it behind the cut edges.

Let the adhesive soften for a few minutes, then scrape off the paper with a putty knife or metal spatula.


Tape the tool to a broom handle to scrape near the ceiling.
To strip a small area of stubborn paper, cover it with a clean cloth and press with a steam iron to soften the adhesive.

If your iron doesn’t produce steam when held vertically, wet the cloth before ironing.

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