Question - How long do you have to leave lining paper before wallpapering?

Answered by: William Evans  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 25-06-2022  |  Views: 1270  |  Total Questions: 12

Let the lining paper dry out for approximately 24 hours and then you can start to hang your wallpaper. Hi, do not leave a gap between the lining paper or it will just give you more work to do and it will never look right. Just follow the instructions and soak for the time it says and you should be fine. Covering Seams If you are going for a smooth wall look, you'll need to "float" the wallpaper seams. This means applying drywall joint compound over every seam and sanding it smooth. Apply at least two coats of joint compound, allowing it to dry for four to eight hours in between coats. One of the most common reasons lining paper is used is to smooth out the base and help you achieve that even finish. If you have any cracks in the wall, you can use lining paper to disguise any imperfections and the end results will be beautiful. Vertically – best if you are putting lining paper on to paint it as it is easier smoothing lining paper down the wall. Marking a straight horizontal line on the wall, so you can hang the lining paper straight, overlapping and trimming off any excess.

You can expect lining paper to expand by 5mm. This is the reason why the adhesive application (and adhesive quality) must be spot on especially around the edges. The adhesive's role is to hold the lining paper (or wallpaper for that matter) in the same place as it's drying up on the wall and trying to shrink.

On poor quality walls in older houses you'll often find lining paper has been pasted up prior to painting. Mix up some paste and apply it with a brush to the wall AND to the peeled back paper. Put plenty on you want it to soak thoroughly into the paper to make it soft and pliable. After leaving to soak for 15 mins.

So why do we use lining paper. Well let start with the easy one first – If you have walls or ceilings that are very badly cracked and keep cracking i. e. plaster board ceilings, you can hang 1 or 2 layers of lining paper over these and be pretty much guaranteed that they will not crack again.

Why use lining paper? If you paint over a plastered wall full of blemishes and marks, the blemishes and marks are still visible. So we use lining paper to hide the marks, small dents and hairline cracks. This lets us create a good paintable finish without the hassle of sanding down walls and filling cracks.

Instead of filling and sanding, some try to just cover it all up with lining paper. We are not saying lining paper should never be used before painting, but the wall would have to be in a very bad state before we reached for it and even then we'd still do some prep work prior.

Oooh no, never take off lining paper unless you are putting more up or replastering. Whatever is underneath will, I guarantee, be far worse than a bit of wrinkly old paper. DON'T TOUCH IT.

Lightly score the wallpaper with your scraper just hard enough to get behind wallpaper but not hard enough to damage your plasterapply warm soapy water to your wallpaper, give time to soak in then repeat.. this should give time for soapy water to get to glue and break it down.

Wallpapering over the old lining layer is possible if it is fully attached to the wall, there are no damaged or loose areas and the surface is clean - which is most likely the case with newer wallpapers.

Woodchip wallpaper bumps can mostly be covered by wall liner and a thick structured wallpaper – dare to wallpaper it over. Anything is better than woodchip wallpaper!

After it has been installed on the wall, painting over wallpaper liner is no different than painting over any other type of wallpaper. The paint can give your wall a new, elegant look. Wipe off all dirt, dust and debris from the surface of the wallpaper liner.

Every layer of paper you apply to the walls of your home creates an extra layer of insulation. The trapped air in between the lining paper and the wall and subsequently the lining paper and the wallpaper will help to trap air – keeping your home warmer and saving you energy.

When the lining paper is dry (24 hours), sand it lightly by hand with 120-grade sandpaper, vacuum clean, and apply a first coat of emulsion paint, diluted with water according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use a brush or roller as you prefer.