I have used a lot of different brands of wallpaper steamer over the years in my capacity as a professional decorator. Some expensive, and some cheap. I’ve been using the Wagner SteamForce stripper for the last two and a half years now, so I figured it was time I put pen to paper and write a quick review.
As with all wallpaper steamers, the idea behind the SteamForce is simple; You add water to the reservoir, which then heats up. As the water starts to boil, steam is forced up a flexible tube and reaches a flat head. Keep the head pressed against wallpaper, and the steam melts the paste, allowing you to remove the wallpaper with a filling knife or scraper.
You can buy the Wagner SteamForce Wallpaper Stripper online by clicking here. It holds around 4L of water, the hose is 3.7M long, and you also get a smaller head for tight areas.
My Wagner SteamForce Wallpaper Stripper Review
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, is this steamer any good? Well, it does take a little bit of time for the steamForce to heat the water to heat up, but one reservoir of water will last for over an hour of constant work, so your working day is hardly interrupted at all.
The Steamer is powerful enough to do its job and the head forms a tight enough seal around the wall to make the machine very efficient. It certainly makes light work of woodchip.
There’s more too. As already mentioned, I am a professional decorator, so my steamer is used very regularly. Most of the time I’d expect a steamer to last me a year or so before needing to buy another. The Wagner SteamForce just seems to go and go. I’ve had mine for ages, and it shows no sign of slowing down.
I think this is down to the build quality. You can feel it as soon as you pick the steamer up. Everything on the outside is robust and well made, and that quality obviously runs right through the tool.
A lot of decorators I know spend big money on steamers, whereas the Wagner is relatively cheap. I personally don’t see any difference in quality. The SteamForce is better than anything else in its price bracket, and as good as any of the expensive steamers I have used.
Wagner SteamForce Wallpaper Stripper Review – by Lee Thornton