Lining paper paste mix

18 Sep 2006
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Have bought some 1700 grade lining paper to cross line rough walls in my house prior to papering. Have bought Solvite Extra strong paste but not sure what mix I should use for lining paper. They don't state lining paper on the box.I have read that you should use the ready mixed stuff for 1700 grade but is that really necessary as it is far more expensive. Any replies welcome
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Solvites what I use everyday with all papers inc 1700 ..
a bit under half a 3 gallon bucket of water should do it, whatever you do dont mix it as thinly as the instrucions/guide on the box says ;)
Think your about spot on with that mix LJ. Too thin and it wont do the job in sticking the paper on the walls. I always use Solvite aswell, you can mix in some ready mixed adhesive as well if you need a little extra sticking power.
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Just lately I've been using ready mxed.. dont shout :LOL: but i been diluting it about 10% It dont need much soaking and sticks round corners first time and dry by afternoon, even in this weather..
Perhaps it's me but lately, I find solvite on the weak side and takes ages to dry out.

I use a lightweight r/m.( Yellow top in brewers Not the heavy fabric paste.)
Years since Ive used readymixed, how much is 10 litres now?

Lovely stuff ready mixed. You really can't beat it ;)
Like Robbie I add some to the Solvite - gives it a good consistency. :eek:

Can't remember how much LJ, but I get it when Leyland/Johnstone's have their Bonanza weeks.
Years since Ive used readymixed, how much is 10 litres now?

The yellow top before vat reductionto 15% was about £11.00 then vat was reduced this made it £12.50 :rolleyes: NOW VATS BACK ITS £14.99 :eek:
You lot noticed how 'list price's went up on vat reduction ;) bastids :mad:

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