Lining paper or skim?

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Just took the wallpaper off and was going to skim but plaster looks ok in most places.

We plan on painting the walls, should I skim (not done before) or use liner paper?


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Patch with Easi-fill and paint is better than lining paper.
 
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One of the biggest regrets in my DIY life is using lining paper. Skim it - it isn't that hard and you'll have a skill for life.
 
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despite being a fan of lining paper in certain situations, I would probably agree with Joe90 in your case. if the walls are not too bad just use filler where necessary, then paint
 
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It really depends on the walls, badly damaged, skim, lightly damaged fill and line. Lined properly you will get a really professional finish.

If you have never skimmed a wall before, you will make a mess, it takes a lot of practice.
 
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It has a few cracks and holes that I will need to fill, so might just do this and then lining paper over. Its not really that badly damaged.
 
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You ain't listening - lining paper is painted wallpaper and looks sh*t.
 
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If its not bad the just fill the cracks and holes, never seen a good job done with lining paper, done it myself for people over the years and I have never been happy with it. And as for skimming yourself don't do it for a start you need a trowel to be broken in to get a good finish, a little tip would be to give the walls a white coat first that will show you how bad it really is
 

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