How Much Does It Cost to Take Down Wallpaper?

Hiring someone to take down wallpaper usually costs about $72 per hour. This hourly rate may not include mobilization fees, minimum service charges, or fuel surcharges.
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Updated on December 15, 2022


How Much Does It Cost to Take Down Wallpaper?

Wallpaper Removal
Cost Comparison by City
Charlotte, NC$39 - $47 per hour
El Paso, TX$38 - $45 per hour
Jacksonville, FL$39 - $46 per hour
Kansas City, MO$41 - $49 per hour
Memphis, TN$37 - $44 per hour
Newark, NJ$54 - $65 per hour
Oakland, CA$58 - $70 per hour
Oklahoma City, OK$39 - $46 per hour
San Diego, CA$56 - $66 per hour
Seattle, WA$51 - $61 per hour
Tempe, AZ$40 - $48 per hour
Washington, DC$59 - $70 per hour
Free Wallpaper Removal Cost Estimates

The amount of time each job requires can vary greatly. In most cases, it will depend on the unique specifications of your project.
  • How old is the wallpaper?
  • Has someone painted over the wallpaper?
  • How many layers of wallpaper need to be removed?
  • How much prep work is required?
  • Does furniture need to be covered or re-located?
  • Do the walls to be primed and painted upon completion?
As the degree of difficulty increases, so will the cost. Before hiring a wallpaper removal contractor, it's important to get several quotes for the job.

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