Hello... It is the lining paper that keeps slightly dodgy plaster together so its fine to paper over but just put a watered down coat of emulsion on the paper first this will show up any loose paper such bubbles or loose edges.
Stick down the loose edges, cut out any bubbles and fill the holes.
when the filler is dry sand it smooth, then you are ready to paper.
A decorating job is only as good as the preparation you put in to it.
B J Lenehan
Hi Kevin, yes you can wallpaper on top of lining paper as long as the lining paper is ok, you can always test this by putting a coat of emulsion on it to see if any bubbles appear and remain or the joints start to lift. Putting pva on it does'nt achieve anything.
A.L.SMITH DECORATING SERVICES, Est 1980
You can paper on top of the existing lining as long as you ensure that the existing lining is sound and not loose. Cut away any loose and ''blown'' bits and fill as necesary.
Also is a good ideea to apply a key of diluted PVA but allow this to dry first before lining the paper.
I hope this helps,
I agree with all that has been said especially B.J.Leneham. However one thing to consider
is that it does not apply to the backing on wallpapers such as vinyls where you can strip the top
layer leaving what looks like a lining. This is not suitable.
This definitely needed removing and the wall prepared and re lined.
Lining paper correctly applied is the proper base for wall papers, in fact the more expensive
wall papers require a lining and this is invariably a cross lining (horizontal) this gives a
In your case I assume that the lining paper has already been emulsioned. If this is the case
it needs a coat of sealer. personally I use a paste like solvite with pva
added. This will then seal the wall, and as others have said you can stick edges tackle bubbles
etc. at this point.
You can put wallpaper on top of lining paper but first i recomment put PVA first to lining paper then you can do wallpaper is not best way but works always is better to skimming to got better quality job.
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