Home Improvement Tools Top Mom's Wish List

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wagner Spray Tech

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms who are lamenting the task of
 removing old wallpaper in order to redecorate their homes may be thrilled to
 unwrap a wallpaper steamer for Mother's Day.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/NYFNSL08 )
     Available at many home improvement stores, steamers are lightweight,
 portable and effective on all types of wallpaper.  A wallpaper steamer can
 remove wallpaper within minutes using everyday tap water.  Compared to
 chemical wallpaper removal products wallpaper steamers are faster, safe and
 more effective on all types of wallpaper, including painted wallpaper and
 multiple layers.
     "Women are increasingly likely to roll up their sleeves and tackle
 projects to enrich their home's interior and exterior decor, such as painting
 and wallpapering," said Shelley Knop, marketing manager for Wagner Spray
 Tech's Power Steamers.  "A wallpaper steamer quickly and easily removes old
 wallpaper, which enables women to work on more enjoyable projects."
     Wallpaper steamers require about 20 minutes to warm up each time the tank
 is refilled.  During this time, the user can begin preparing the walls by
 using the edge of a scraper or special wallpaper "scoring tool" to perforate
 the old wallpaper, which allows the steam to penetrate.
     Once the steamer is warmed up, the steamplate is held over a section of
 wallpaper for about 15 seconds.  When the wallpaper is damp, the user scrapes
 off the paper with one hand, while the other hand works ahead with the
 lightweight steamplate to soak the next section of paper.  Since there is no
 need to coat the wall with chemical solutions, which can be runny or drippy,
 the workspace is left clean.
     Wagner Spray Tech offers three steamer models with prices ranging from
 $49.99 to $69.99.  All models come with an 8-inch-by-11-inch steamplate and
 feature built-in safety mechanisms, including a cool-touch hose and handle and
 thermal safety devices that prevent the unit from overheating.  Also, the
 Power Steamer includes a 3-inch-by-6-inch steamplate for hard to reach areas.
     Compared to rental units, which can be heavy and bulky, Wagner's steamers
 are more lightweight, portable and easier to use.  And for homeowners with
 large wallpaper removal projects that require more than one day to complete,
 buying a Wagner steamer can be more economical than renting, which can cost
 $20 to $25 a day.
     For more information on Wagner Spray Tech's power steamer products, call
 800-328-8251 or visit the company's Web site at http://www.wagnerspraytech.com
 
 

SOURCE Wagner Spray Tech
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms who are lamenting the task of
 removing old wallpaper in order to redecorate their homes may be thrilled to
 unwrap a wallpaper steamer for Mother's Day.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/NYFNSL08 )
     Available at many home improvement stores, steamers are lightweight,
 portable and effective on all types of wallpaper.  A wallpaper steamer can
 remove wallpaper within minutes using everyday tap water.  Compared to
 chemical wallpaper removal products wallpaper steamers are faster, safe and
 more effective on all types of wallpaper, including painted wallpaper and
 multiple layers.
     "Women are increasingly likely to roll up their sleeves and tackle
 projects to enrich their home's interior and exterior decor, such as painting
 and wallpapering," said Shelley Knop, marketing manager for Wagner Spray
 Tech's Power Steamers.  "A wallpaper steamer quickly and easily removes old
 wallpaper, which enables women to work on more enjoyable projects."
     Wallpaper steamers require about 20 minutes to warm up each time the tank
 is refilled.  During this time, the user can begin preparing the walls by
 using the edge of a scraper or special wallpaper "scoring tool" to perforate
 the old wallpaper, which allows the steam to penetrate.
     Once the steamer is warmed up, the steamplate is held over a section of
 wallpaper for about 15 seconds.  When the wallpaper is damp, the user scrapes
 off the paper with one hand, while the other hand works ahead with the
 lightweight steamplate to soak the next section of paper.  Since there is no
 need to coat the wall with chemical solutions, which can be runny or drippy,
 the workspace is left clean.
     Wagner Spray Tech offers three steamer models with prices ranging from
 $49.99 to $69.99.  All models come with an 8-inch-by-11-inch steamplate and
 feature built-in safety mechanisms, including a cool-touch hose and handle and
 thermal safety devices that prevent the unit from overheating.  Also, the
 Power Steamer includes a 3-inch-by-6-inch steamplate for hard to reach areas.
     Compared to rental units, which can be heavy and bulky, Wagner's steamers
 are more lightweight, portable and easier to use.  And for homeowners with
 large wallpaper removal projects that require more than one day to complete,
 buying a Wagner steamer can be more economical than renting, which can cost
 $20 to $25 a day.
     For more information on Wagner Spray Tech's power steamer products, call
 800-328-8251 or visit the company's Web site at http://www.wagnerspraytech.com
 
 SOURCE  Wagner Spray Tech