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Repairing plaster under stripped wallpaper

Postby jrpryr25 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:52 pm


DIY-Novice here hoping to get advice on how to repair some walls I’ve stripped of lino-paper and wallpaper

My intention was to strip paper, sugar soap it, sand it and then prime, before filling in crack/gaps. However I am now confused by what I’ve found underneath.

In Room 1 it seems half the wall has old brown plaster, some of which is starting to fall off (photos attached), and the other half doesn’t, and looks much more damaged.

In Room 2 it seems one wall is brown, and the other grey.

My first question is what people recommend I do in both rooms to achieve the smoothest finish? Does Room 1 look like something I can fix by removing all the brown plaster and doing the list I mentioned before, or does anything look like it will need replastering?

Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:00 pm

Hi jrprur25,
Suggest you sand and fill, then mist coat and paint to see how good/bad the finish is. If it’s really bad you may have to have the wall skimmed.
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