Hi I am an amateur decorator and recently had a plasterer remove a fireplace in my 1930s house. I was not best pleased as he used plaster board rather than bricking it up and just cut a square in the lining paper leaving rough edges so I cannot just paint over it. My question is how can I patch in the rough edges if the lining paper to make it look ok for repainting? I absolutely know I should strip the paper off but do not have the physical or mental strength to do this and have a very tight time schedule to get it decorated.
Should I sand the rough edges and use some sort of filler?
Any advice appreciated (just don't tell me to strip the rest of the paper off please!).
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