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Primer / mist coat came off in patches when removing wallpaper

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by kingpayne, 18 Aug 2021.

  1. kingpayne

    kingpayne

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    Hi,

    We recently moved into a new house and stripped a bedroom of really thick wallpaper that had also been painted. On taking off the wall paper it has also removed some of the primer / mist coat from the plaster in some quite big patches on two walls (see photos). We want the end finish to just be painted (no paper at all) and wondering what's the best thing to do to prep the walls?

    Currently my plan is to...... Fill all the holes etc with filler and then sand all the walls to make smooth as possible and remove any loose remaining paint. Then prime the exposed plaster, then put an emulsion coat on top of everything. Please let me know your thoughts?

    Another query is that on two sides of the room there is a gap between the ceiling and walls, so what's the best way to tackle this. Filler or decorating caulk, or something else??

    Many thanks,

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  3. opps

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    The plastering is pretty rough.

    I would sand the corners as flat as possible. Once flat, I would gun in some Toupret Fibacryl and sponge away the excess. After it has dried and shrunk back, I would then use filler to top if off. Where the paint has come off, you can use filler to patch it. You will need to feather off with something like 180 grit paper

    Personally, I would sand everything flat, backfill as required and then use lining paper prior to papering, but that is me
     
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