Hi. I am new to decorating and would be really greatful for advice.
I have just stripped the wallpaper from my lounge walls and was hoping to paint the plaster which is about 100 years old.
How do you know when you really need to skim the walls to get a reasonable finish. To me my plaster looks quite good but has hairline cracks pretty much all over. They really are just very thin cracks though and you cant even get a fingernail into them.
Will these be hidden by a good matt paint or do I run the risk of it looking awfull when finished.
I like the idea of keeping the old plaster and dont really like very smooth walls.
What are my options.