Help what wall paper where condensation has been a problem?


Postby ptums » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:18 pm

Hello
I have a bedroom in a 1920's house which has a north facing wall. It has been very prone to condensation mould at the lower edge just above the skirting board. I've stripped the heavy vinyl wall paper off the wall ( some of the backing of the paper was very wet and have washed the wall down with mould killer.

I need to re decorate the wall but what should I use? I don't know whether a heavy vinyl paper is best or if a normal wallpaper which may be a bit more breathable is the better option. Another option is lining the walls and then painting the paper?

The room is now being ventilated more and has a low constant heat, i'll also use a demudifier when necessary. Hopefully this should prevent soem of the problem in the future.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:11 pm

if you've addressed the damp issue then it shouldn't really matter - use whatever you want.

similarly if you haven't addressed the problem then choice of wallcovering won't really matter either - all will be damaged to some extent by damp and mould.
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