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    Looking for some deals , on paintable wall paper and magnolia paint.

    Anyone got any recomendations?

    Thanks in advance

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    you can paint on lining paper 99p a roll and magnolia paint is cheap at B&Q's

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    muckyangel;8818509

    you can paint on lining paper 99p a roll and magnolia paint is cheap at … you can paint on lining paper 99p a roll and magnolia paint is cheap at B&Q's



    Any specific shop , where it is that price?

    Thanks

    My whole house (except bathroom and kitchen) has been done in lining paper and paint, it hides minor blemishes in plaster (but not major) and just needs painting again to redecorate

    I got mine at Wickes - there are different grades of lining paper - and mine was only about £3 a roll - but it was equivalent to 4 or 5 rolls in length - it is also a couple of inches wider than ordinary wallpaper

    wickes is probably as cheap as it gets, and their home brand trade paint is pretty good too.

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    you are going to have good walls to just use lining paper, and if you have then why bother putting paper on them

    United10;8818610

    Any specific shop , where it is that price?Thanks



    B&Q Focus Wilcos and you might be able to get some paper in poundland.

    Paint B&Q Focus or Wilcos

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    Most of the wall is fine ,some areas are bad.

    How much thinner is lining paper compared to normal wall paper.

    United10;8818654

    Most of the wall is fine ,some areas are bad.How much thinner is lining … Most of the wall is fine ,some areas are bad.How much thinner is lining paper compared to normal wall paper.



    you could cross line the walls if they are bad.

    you can get diff grades of paper 800 1000 1200 thick

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    ILIKEBARGAINSME;8818617

    My whole house (except bathroom and kitchen) has been done in lining … My whole house (except bathroom and kitchen) has been done in lining paper and paint, it hides minor blemishes in plaster (but not major) and just needs painting again to redecorate I got mine at Wickes - there are different grades of lining paper - and mine was only about £3 a roll - but it was equivalent to 4 or 5 rolls in length - it is also a couple of inches wider than ordinary wallpaper



    What grade would you say would be needed for a living room?

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    muckyangel;8818667

    you could cross line the walls if they are bad.



    Thanks for the help repped.

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    Getr a nice thick lining paper, hides blemishes better and is easier to hang

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    lottysdad08;8818688

    Getr a nice thick lining paper, hides blemishes better and is easier to … Getr a nice thick lining paper, hides blemishes better and is easier to hang



    What grade should i be looking for ?

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    1200+ imo

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    lottysdad08;8818815

    1200+ imo



    Thanks repped

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    Anyone know of good quailty lining paper?

    Also a tip with lining paper which i've heard it to hang it horizontally as opposed to vertically. Apparently people look for join lines vertically and therefore would be less inclined to notice any lining paper. Dont know if its true or not. Kinda makes sense in my mind

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    Sebas111;8820605

    Also a tip with lining paper which i've heard it to hang it horizontally … Also a tip with lining paper which i've heard it to hang it horizontally as opposed to vertically. Apparently people look for join lines vertically and therefore would be less inclined to notice any lining paper. Dont know if its true or not. Kinda makes sense in my mind



    Thanks for the help. Repped


    Have looked around for lining paper cheapest i have found it about £1.74 for 10m after looking at the big retailers.Can anyone direct me to cheaper lining paper?

    As I've mentioned on here millions of times , I had 38 years decorating experience and have used most products and paints made by most paint companys , though now they all seem to be have been taken over by Akzo Nobel . However , I 've been using Wickes products for about 16 years ,paints are good and the lining paper is excellent though the prices seem to be creeping up . I use 800 grade for normal walls , it is recommended to cross line whenever putting a quality wallpaper on the walls . If the walls are really bad use the 1200 grade , but you must sand the walls first and prepare , fill cracks etc . I also glue size the wall prior to papering with lining or even normal paper . Once your lining had dried you can simply emulsion the wall surface and you'll be suprised with the result .Again , the Wickes range of paints are very good , Look for the Trade range , 10L [white [email protected]] or 15 L sized plastic cans , available in a range of colours.
    The lining paper I have always used are the quads , thats 4 roll in one , just bought 3 rolls of 800 grade on Thursday , it was £5.49 a roll .
    As said , lining must be cross lined , otherwise it looks like you've just painted over your existing paper and looks rubbish. If done properly you dont see any joins running across the walls .

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    ricko;8822431

    As I've mentioned on here millions of times , I had 38 years decorating … As I've mentioned on here millions of times , I had 38 years decorating experience and have used most products and paints made by most paint companys , though now they all seem to be have been taken over by Akzo Nobel . However , I 've been using Wickes products for about 16 years ,paints are good and the lining paper is excellent though the prices seem to be creeping up . I use 800 grade for normal walls , it is recommended to cross line whenever putting a quality wallpaper on the walls . If the walls are really bad use the 1200 grade , but you must sand the walls first and prepare , fill cracks etc . I also glue size the wall prior to papering with lining or even normal paper . Once your lining had dried you can simply emulsion the wall surface and you'll be suprised with the result .Again , the Wickes range of paints are very good , Look for the Trade range , 10L [white [email protected]] or 15 L sized plastic cans , available in a range of colours.The lining paper I have always used are the quads , thats 4 roll in one , just bought 3 rolls of 800 grade on Thursday , it was £5.49 a roll .As said , lining must be cross lined , otherwise it looks like you've just painted over your existing paper and looks rubbish. If done properly you dont see any joins running across the walls .



    Thanks for the info.. What do you mean by cross lined? sorry not decorated in a long while.:thumbsup:

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    United10;8823140

    Thanks for the info.. What do you mean by cross lined? sorry not … Thanks for the info.. What do you mean by cross lined? sorry not decorated in a long while.:thumbsup:



    going across the wall 1st, then doing it all again by hanging it horizontally

    Yeah ,as sassie has pointed out , crossing lining is papering the walls from left to right , or even right to left .Measure the width of the wall and cut the lining paper the same width BUT add an inch on either side to overlap the corners . Paste the paper ,make sure your fold the paper as you go [concertina effect]and allow to soak then
    start at the top corner and gradually stick the paper to the wall and unfold as you go .It might be best to make a platform so you can walk from left to right at a safe working height ,I use 2 trestles and a scafolding plank ,sometimes 2 depending on the length of the room so I can walk and unfold in one go .

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    ricko this is probably going to sound really daft, but why bother putting two layers of paper on when you could just wallpaper with normal papar

    sassie;8829201

    ricko this is probably going to sound really daft, but why bother putting … ricko this is probably going to sound really daft, but why bother putting two layers of paper on when you could just wallpaper with normal papar



    daft ! not really ,
    many expensive wallpaper manufacturers recommend you line the walls first ................and even use their own make of paste too . Most clients will also tell me to line the walls .It's OK not to line if your using blown vinyl for instance , but lining the walls helps prevent shrinkage [ the joins] on some fabric , silk ,posh papers .
    As a decorator I have to go by the manufacturer recommendations incase there is problems , if the seams show or there is another fault and the rep sees I haven't lined or whatever there may be no compensations . Must admit ,in all these years ,there has never been a company representative out to check my work but there has been paper defects which have stopped me till a fresh batch has arrived . I've seen creased paper straight of the rollers in the factory , different shades of paper even with the same batch & code numbers on the labels and marked patterns halfway down a roll .
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