The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by wallpaper removal services around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from a local wallpaper removal company near you.
Wallpaper removal cost is roughly $34 to $66 per hour depending on your geographic location. Depending on the type and condition of the wallpaper, it may be more difficult to remove, increasing the price.
Cost to remove wallpaper and paint based on the square feet:
Wallpaper removal cost for a 100-sf wallpaper: $166 to $276.
Wallpaper removal cost for a 200-sf wallpaper: $332 to $552.
Wallpaper removal cost for a 300-sf wallpaper: $498 to $828.
Wallpaper removal cost for a 400-sf wallpaper: $664 to $1,104.
These estimates are rounded. These costs do not include additional time and material required for fixing damage like filling holes and sanding. The upper end of these ranges include expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your wallpaper removal. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Cost to Remove Wallpaper and Paint Estimates
Since wallpaper removal is straight forward, a per square foot approach is commonly used. The contractor will measure the length and width of your walls and multiply the result by a cost per square foot. If your wall has damage that needs to be fixed, the contractor will likely provide you a fixed cost to repair the damages and add that to the overall per square foot cost. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to remove wallpaper and paint in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for Wallpaper Removal Cost Variances
Wallpaper removal services use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Size of wall. Wall size is the primary cost consideration. Smaller walls may have a higher cost per square foot cost than larger walls (discounts may apply as the size of the project goes up).
Removal method. Some forms of removal like scraping and steaming wallpaper are more expensive than stripping wallpaper.
Age. If the wallpaper has been on the wall for a long time, it may be harder to remove, increasing the cost.
Multiple layers. More layers of wallpaper will be harder to remove than just one layer which will increase the price.
Geography. If you are in a high cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.