Hello Jen, I have used both methods and found them both useful in different ways. The first time I remover w/p I used DIF because the paper was already pealing up and once I lifted the first layer off I applied the DIF solution and scraped it off great! I am working on a house now and the paper is not cooperating as well! So I have a steamer and it worked great on the stubborn paper. A word of advice when using a steamer, you need to have patience. Let the steamer really soak in an area, once you do it will lift the entire paper and adhesive too! Depending on how much w/p you plan to remove, I would start with the DIF and see how that works. If this is your first project I would recommend getting the little $6 gaget that makes the holes in the paper for you rather than using a blade...more safe in my opinion. Good Luck!!