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Re-skimming walls or can they just be sanded off?

Postby Amyea91 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:49 am

Hi, I have thick embossed wallpaper in my hallway that just soaks paint up and looks awful. I’ve pulled a bit away and it’s a little textured and not completely flat, but it feels and looks a bit like that paint that’s a bit grainy. I have a contractor coming to give me a quote on re-skimming all the walls, but I’m wondering if it would be possible to sand it down and re-paint it instead? I’ve tried to attach a photo but it’s too big sorry
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi amyea91
Try sanding them and see if the finish is acceptable. Skim coating is difficult at the moment due to lack of availability of plaster.
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