Set up the wallpaper stripper by following the simple manual and filling the system with water from the tap. Once the heating element has warmed to the point of steam it can be applied to the wall. Start from the top of the wall and work your way down – best to use a ladder for the higher sections. Hold the steam plate on the wallpaper for a few minutes but no longer. The steam is super-hot, if it’s held to a surface for too long it will cause damage. The steam penetrates through the wallpaper to the old adhesive underneath moistening it enough to loosen the paper from the wall.