Best way/option to paint walls after removing wallpaper? Old

Postby plexman » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:10 pm

Hi all,

I'm after some advise. I have stripped the wall paper in hall way and stairs and am now left with a mixture of old pain and plaster. I want to paint the walls, what do you think would be my best option as I think just sanding the walls down and painting on top of them it is not going to give a good even finish?

May be remove all the paint down to the plaster? May be use lining paper? Maybe there something out there that I can use on the whole wall before painting it? I’m after any other ideas or suggestions as i'm a bit lost at the moment.

Here are some picture to give u a better idea. ... G_0953.jpg ... G_0951.jpg ... G_0950.jpg

Thanks in advance.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:52 pm

QUOTE: "May be remove all the paint down to the plaster? May be use lining paper?"

I don't envy you!

I would say do both. Or consider paying a plasterer to skim. Much quicker, better result and not too much more expensive by the time you've bought all the (quality) lining paper and adhesive, fillers etc. Plus your time spent trying to prep to a good enough standard to paper.

You might want to cross line if you go down the papering route - paper horizontal then vertical once dry. good luck with it!
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