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Posted by Alan Austin, on
Can you plaster on lining papered ceiling?
Anthony Homewood

Anthony Homewood

I would certainly not skim over a papered ceiling as when the plaster soaks into the paper it causes the paper to come away from the ceiling thus the plaster will also come down
Karl Hockless

Karl Hockless

Simple answer. No. The paper will come away from the ceiling due to the moisture in the plaster. It needs stripping then PVA and overskim.
Kevin Gannon

Kevin Gannon

You can but u run high risk of paper coming off with the plaster on it, So best to remove paper pva then skim Good luck
Dean Wilkins

Dean Wilkins

Hi You must never plaster over lining paper or any paper ,paper needs stripping and ceiling pva and skimmed . Thanks Dean @dwplastering
Stephen Farrington

Stephen Farrington

Hi Alan The lining paper would need to be removed first otherwise the paper would just peel off when the plasterer tries to skim it Thx Steve optimum plastering
steve ralph

steve ralph

No because when the plastered ceiling is drying out the water penatrates the paper the paper will become loose from the ceiling when you try to paint it will all start to fall off the plaster may be stuck to the paper but the paper won't be stuck to the ceiling hope this helps you
DAVID HUNTER

DAVID HUNTER

NO . In order to plaster an existing ceiling you will have to apply a coat of PVA. if you do this over lining paper the pva will act as a paper stripper....Strip paper pva and skim [ happy days ] DS Plasterers
Mark Keeley

Mark Keeley

Hi Alan The answer to your question is definitely not. The ceiling should be stripped of all paper, sealed with PVA and then two coats of finish plaster applied,then trowled to a smooth finish. Regards Mark Keeley ( Google = MKPRS )

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