I have just lined a room in my house with 1200 Albany lining paper from Brewers and filled any gaps Very few with fine filler,nightmare to sand,any way well pleased with the results and was wondering when i do my hall and landing soon what would be the advantages of going up to 1400 against the pitfalls,can a competent diyer handle paper like that.
Personally I prefer to crossline (hang horizontally) uneven walls with a fairly heavy duty lining paper- 1000 or 1200 is fine - , sand and finefill any blemishes on this, and vertically hang a lightweight lining on this. This gives the old plaster strength and a smoother finish to paint onto.
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blackcabmal, hi just read your post regrading going up a grade, no point if walls are in good condition, however if the walls are in a poor condition and the surface of the plaster ius loose then it would not be a good idea to hang a heavy linning on these walls, as when this heavy linning dries it would pull of at the joints due to lack of adhesion, even if this was sized with glue size or pva. I would as swidders said hang two layers of six hunred grade both horizontal and virticaly
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