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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:24 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm a new member and this is my first post!

We've been removing some pretty awful looking wallpaper from a hallway recently and have found that half of the room has lining paper behind it. Most of the wallpaper has come off fine, leaving the lining paper in tact (which I'm assuming is fine to just paint straight onto), but in a number of places the lining paper has ripped, leaving behind a bit of a mess (see pic).

My query is - should I try to remove the lining paper in areas where it's torn, or is there a primer/product or simpler way to get this ready for painting? I'm concerned removing the lining paper will be hard and make a mess of the plaster underneath!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Those edges will want to lift when you paint them. You could fill and sand them and try to paint but i suspect you may have to strip the walls.

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All lining needs removing, depending on what you find after removal will dictate what to do next.

You will need to loosen any light switches/socket plates to get all the lining paper off. Be very careful with any stripping knives around the electrics

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Thanks both. That's what I thought might be required, but wasn't sure. I'll try to remove it all and see what I'm left with!


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once you've got it all off post up pics of what you are left with/state of walls.

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Ok Verwood, I'll try to remember to do that :thumbup:


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