Covering/Replacing Anaglypta

8 Dec 2012
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United Kingdom
Recently moved into a 1960's bungalow and the living room, which is dark, is decorated with magnolia paint on plaster walls and has a new good quality carpet. But, the ceiling is painted, bubbly anaglypta and the joints in the paper show and it is uneven

Would love to strip, skim and paint the ceiling but we think that the plastering would cause too much mess

We have thought of two options. To panel the ceiling with plastic honeycomb panels, which are usually seen in bathrooms. Or use a light coloured timber, say ash, with or without some small oak beams (we have oak doors) about 100mm square, to break it up

Has anyone any other suggestions for removing and replacing the paper with a smooth, light coloured surface

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