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    Ok i am new to all this wallpapering and it has been suggested that i line my wall with lining paper before i put my personalized wallpaper over it.What are the pros and cons of having lining paper.I do have a couple of would say hairline cracks in the wall would it make that much difference.Any help and useful opinions be greatly appreciated.

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    i wallpapered my walls in august without putting lining paper on first and it looks perfect, i suppose it depends on how your walls are underneath mine were fine as they only got plastered a couple of years ago so no lumps and bumps or cracks in.

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    lining paper is that thin i dont even know what it is supposed to do, what paper are you putting up?

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    lining paper is a good insulator if its an outside wall ,its also good if you are hiding cracks .
    the best way to do it is to hang one layer horizontally ,let it dry then a layer vertically, leaving a 2mm gap between the pieces so they dont touch.
    it just depends how much work you want and how bad the wall is.
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    tangramman;7456290

    lining paper is a good insulator if its an outside wall ,its also good if … lining paper is a good insulator if its an outside wall ,its also good if you are hiding cracks .the best way to do it is to hang one layer horizontally ,let it dry then a layer vertically, leaving a 2mm gap between the pieces so they dont touch.it just depends how much work you want and how bad the wall is. : )



    Not having done it I don't know, but wouldn't leaving a gap mean then when you put up your final paper you would get visible indents where you left the gap between each run of lining paper?

    If you hang lining paper first make sure you do it horizontally, then the wallpaper normally

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    i think the idea is that you avoid the danger of lining strips from overlapping slightly which would show up as bad as the cracks you are trying to hide , theres always different theorys on whats best. if you cant cavity wall insulate because of the age of a property then as many layes as poss will help with insulation. : )

    sancho1983;7456559

    If you hang lining paper first make sure you do it horizontally, then the … If you hang lining paper first make sure you do it horizontally, then the wallpaper normally



    +1 we did the whole house and it looks great :thumbsup:

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    tangramman;7456648

    i think the idea is that you avoid the danger of lining strips from … i think the idea is that you avoid the danger of lining strips from overlapping slightly which would show up as bad as the cracks you are trying to hide , theres always different theorys on whats best. if you cant cavity wall insulate because of the age of a property then as many layes as poss will help with insulation. : )



    wouldnt heavy good quality wall paper work just as well, i have a really bad wall in hallway, although other rooms aint much better, and put a thick embossed super fresco on it and you cannot see anything

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    also if you are inexperienceed at papering it is good practice to put up`relatively` inexpensive paper first,it will get you used to handling and working with it. its a good idea to paste the wall first a bit at the points where the edges will be ,as its often those that will want to stick least. also put `size `on very old or dry plaster. : )

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    sassie;7456700

    wouldnt heavy good quality wall paper work just as well, i have a really … wouldnt heavy good quality wall paper work just as well, i have a really bad wall in hallway, although other rooms aint much better, and put a thick embossed super fresco on it and you cannot see anything



    yes ,any paper thats got an embossed pattern will cover most things , the problem is when its just `normal` paper you want to make look as good as you can. : )

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    tangramman;7456797

    yes ,any paper thats got an embossed pattern will cover most things , the … yes ,any paper thats got an embossed pattern will cover most things , the problem is when its just `normal` paper you want to make look as good as you can. : )



    i think ide go for a skim in that case, cause it probably cost as much in me bodging it up - lol

    What a great thread, especially for me ................since I first started decorating 38 years ago and I'm still at it .So, I've got years of experience. Firstly ,most top quality wallpaper manufacturers recommend you cross line your walls with lining paper before putting your nice new paper on the walls . You would cross line in any case if your walls are in poor condition and you were putting up thinish paper . Of course , an alternative to lining is a thicker paper to hide the damage , this is why most people go for a thick blown vinyl .Of course ,you cannot over paper blown vinyl ,so, you stuck with the heavy pattern to which you would just paint with a coloured emulsion.
    On the subject of lining paper , it's available in a variety of thickness's , 600 ,800, 1000, 1200 ,1500 etc and the best type I have used is the Wickes range . You get a quad roll for about £5.99 , that's 4 rolls in one and I tend to use the 1000 grade mostly .
    Wall surfaces still have to be prepared whether your using lining paper or not , cracks filled in with filler and sanded . Once ready , you would glue size the wall's [watered down paste or something called LAP].For lining paper , cross line the walls , I start at the top [ceiling corner ] working down the wall to the skirting board ...............BUTT joining the paper ..............DO NOT LEAVE A 2MM GAP ...........or any gap between the joins .
    The secret , is to leave the pasted paper to soak for at least 8 to 10 minutes per strip , this allows the paper to expand and it dosn'st blister or overlap the joins when on the wall .Once dry , you can then put your personalized wallpaper on top in the conventional way .......top to bottom .
    hope this helps ,any more help ..... please ask .

    ricko;7457276

    On the subject of lining paper , it's available in a variety of … On the subject of lining paper , it's available in a variety of thickness's , 600 ,800, 1000, 1200 ,1500 etc and the best type I have used is the Wickes range .


    I've used the 600 and the 1200 thickness - the 600 was a nightmare to hang (tears very easily) - the 1200 was a great deal easier....

    Yes , I agree paper can tear easily . You have to .........."concertina" ..........the strip , then gradually unfold the paper as you work across the wall . The same priciple as for papering ceilings with lining paper .Try walking across scafolding planks with a 25' length of lining paper to line a ceiling without the 'concertina' method of folding the paper and not get rips in the paper . It can easily be done ................with a little practise .
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