Skim over wallpaper - yes, I know but ...

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I've got a room which has been wallpapered and then, at a later date, painted.

I'd like to get the walls skimmed.

The wallpaper wasn't sized so it's seriously stuck on. The plaster underneath is likely to be in a mixed state (150 yo house) and removing it is going to be seriously painful.

Now, I know plaster over wallpaper is usually frowned upon (especially in a serious place like diynot) but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience to the contrary.

Appreciate the help. Don't tell me off too much for thinknig about this...
 
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Nope, the paper will have to come off; even if it takes the dodgy plaster underneath with it. It’s not just a question of being “frowned upon”, the moisture from the plaster will get sucked into all the little nicks & cracks that you may not even be able to see; the paper will expand away from the wall, the plaster will set before the paper dries out again & you’ll end up with bubbles & blisters all over the place; it’ll be a complete disaster. The only good thing that’s likely to come out of it is it may make it easier to get the paper off once it’s all dried out; rather more expensive than investing in a good steam stripper! ;)
 
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either remove it or reboard the whole walls & re skim
 
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Go on ,be a devil and skim it for a laugh :LOL:
 
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but belive me it will fall of,why not get a steam wallpaper stripper,and do it Right ? it is worth the extra Work to do it Right, :LOL: :LOL:











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skimming the wall is probably the quickest method of getting your wallpaper to come off!!!!
 

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