Easy Removal of PaperIllusion over Paneling

Posted in Product Information at 10:01 pm by Carrie Wigal

Q. I am moving into a rental home in which ALL of the walls are 1970s wood panelling.  Is this product permanent or can it be removed easily should we move out later?  If it is permanent, is there a way to make it easily removed?

A. As long as you prep the walls ahead of time by priming with wallpaper primer (I recommend Zinnser Guardz for covering paneling), the paperillusion will be very easy to remove. You would just need to soak the paper with warm water and it will peel right off (installation & removal instructions are included with the paper). There will probably be some residue (gooey glue) left on the wall, but it should be easy to wipe off (TIP: White vinegar will help get it all off).


  1. Judy said,

    February 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    My future project will be a panelled room.
    The spaces onthe panel board are bigger than 1/4″
    Is spackling what is used to fill in the spaces?

  2. Carrie Wigal said,

    February 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Yes, Judy. You can either spackle the grooves or you can hang a “heavy duty wallpaper liner”…which is a generic wallpaper that gets hung in vertical strips. This conceals the gaps and is available at any wallpaper store.

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