Painting & Decorating Question


I have just removed the existing paper in my hall and stairs and the backing paper has remained on the wall in pretty good nick, should I remove it or use it as a lining paper for the new wall paper? Should I sieze the walls with PVA? what mix should i use? Any other tips?

Thanks in advance


2 Answers

Honest opinion is remove it. Leaving it could cause you a host of problems. For the extra time it will take is more than worth it for a better finish. If the walls beneath the paper are porous then a size mixed from standard paste is adequate to seal your walls. Hope this helps

Answered 31st Mar 2013

advance tiling and bathrooms

Member since 28 Mar 2013

While Every Aspect Decorators are 100% correct if you choose you could do this dilute a PVA Sealer apply this to the walls where the paper crinkles up and comes totally away from the wall scrape these bits of while wet prepare your walls and decorate as normal.

Answered 12th Apr 2013

ADB Painting and Decorating

Member since 12 Feb 2013

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