How To Dispose of Wallpaper Paste: A Quick and Simple Guide

Hand applying wallpaper paste to wallpaper using brush
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How to dispose of wallpaper paste is what you will be thinking the moment you finish wallpapering and start clearing up. You followed the instructions on the packet, and added a little extra just to make sure you didn’t run out. So it's almost inevitable that you will have leftover wallpaper paste to deal with.

If you have been removing wallpaper you could use the remaining paste to seal up the wall for the next time you wallpaper. But, it is most likely that you will want to get rid of it. Especially, if there isn’t enough worth keeping for the next day’s decorating. 

You will want to dispose it, but you want to do it safely and make sure that you don’t cause yourself any issues when getting rid of it.

Here we give a couple of quick and simple tips to make sure you get rid of it the right way and we throw in a few creative suggestions if you don't want to waste it.  

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.