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. As for the corners just take the first sheet to just around the corner by a very small amount so that it only just goes onto the other wall by couple of millimetres, 5 at most I would say then take the next piece right to it. Make sure that the piece you butt on to it is plumb or it will put the rest of the wall out.
Lining doesnt need to be plum. I crossline. Do the top 1st, sometimes the ceiling is off so overlap slightly and trim tight. As shedman said take round corners usually about a fingers width but i over lap the otherside and trim tight. Butt each length tight never leave a gap that someone who cant line who said that lol Every painter i have worked with does the same exept the brush hands ;)
Hi, as JRS says lining paper doesn't have to be plumb but I find it does usually make it easier to hang especially on a long run. As JRS says crosslining is a good idea and if you have any intentions on hanging a face paper over it then it should be done this way. I always ping a straight line to the wall for this when cross lining allowing for any discrepancy in the ceiling then trim the top and as usual make sure to remove any excess paste from ceiling. One thing if you do decide to crossline then concertina the paper and you will find it easy to hang.
Hi, We're hanging lining paper over horsehair plaster (circa 1903). Despite having stripped and rubbed the walls down sized the plaster, the paper starts to fall off when it dries. We thought it might be dodgy wallpaper paste, so bought new- the strongest on the market and have started all over again, however, it is starting to come away again as it dries. The paper is 1200 grade. Thanks
Use wall adhesive then its stonger, But i cant see why paste isnt strong enough unless you are making it too weak. A normal size bucket more than half full should be very thick and of a consistancy you will need.
Another answer could be that the size is just soaking straight into the plaster and it needs another coat or 2 of it just to seal the walls properly. If you want you could always get the walls reskimmed, that way you would have good surface to work off.