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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:14 pm 
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I'm redecorating a room that has woodchip paper on and I was just going to emulsion it all, but a couple of pieces of the paper needed replacing. I stripped those pieces off and prepped the wall well and repapered. I'm an amateur, so it took a bit of repositioning the paper to get it right. I kept smoothing out air bubbles with a wet sponge. It looked reasonable when I'd finished but the next day the paper must have shrunk, I'm guessing, and there were gaps between the line of the old paper and that of the new paper. Any advice please?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:07 pm 
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I have not got much of a clue about wall papering, so we are together on this one.

You probably got the paper too wet and it stretched whilst wet and then it dried up and the rest as you see it. I have no idea what preparation you should have done. But as it is wood chip (lovely not) your only probable solution is another wet but well squeezed cloth/sponge handy, and the caulk you wanted to use (on your other question). Apply caulk on the crack and use your finger and the damp cloth/sponge to wipe it off and try again. If badly done you will always see a line.

And if you do it well and you use a cheap emulsion you will probably see a line all the same, your best chance is using a good "trade" emulsion.

As an aside, if it is your property you should have been removing all the woodchip but that is your choice. Suxh a 1970/80s approach to bodge problem surfaces but better than sh*te artex.



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OchAye wrote:
I have not got much of a clue about wall papering, so we are together on this one.

You probably got the paper too wet and it stretched whilst wet and then it dried up and the rest as you see it. I have no idea what preparation you should have done. But as it is wood chip (lovely not) your only probable solution is another wet but well squeezed cloth/sponge handy, and the caulk you wanted to use (on your other question). Apply caulk on the crack and use your finger and the damp cloth/sponge to wipe it off and try again. If badly done you will always see a line.

And if you do it well and you use a cheap emulsion you will probably see a line all the same, your best chance is using a good "trade" emulsion.

As an aside, if it is your property you should have been removing all the woodchip but that is your choice. Suxh a 1970/80s approach to bodge problem surfaces but better than sh*te artex.


Yes, stretched and then shrank, that sounds like what happened probably. You're right, ideally I should have stripped all the paper off but just piecing it and a coat of emulsion will do me ... Not having a little lady breathing down your neck does have its compensations!


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It sounds like you didn't soak the paper long enough.I think woodchip needs a soaking of upto 10 mins before hanging..I wouldn't use caulk to fill the gaps.It will look even worse.



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