Unven Wall options ...

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by ricky101, 26 Aug 2018.

  1. ricky101


    11 Oct 2013
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    Helping some young friends who have recently moved into a nearby similar property.

    Their lounge wall, skimmed plasterboard is finished in emulsioned lining paper which looks ok when viewed face on, but under evening lighting down the length there are some obvious dips around the plasterboard joints along with a few bumps, which they find very annoying.

    They have repainted using a matt finish but little improvement.

    A plaster skim is currently not an option as all their money has gone on the house purchase.

    Some of the options we discussed below and would value any input or other methods please -

    1. Using some 2000 grade lining paper or even 2 layers cross lined, would that help mask the uneveness out or just emphasize it ?

    2. Fill and sand the dips and bumps and then cover with a lining paper again - though you can hardly feel the dips, wonder if you can really fill so finely or if it would hold and sanding off the bumps might leave a messy paper edge that would show even more ?

    3. Using 2mm polystyrene lining rolls, though reading some of the forums posts , to me its sounds like a real nightmare to put on and also needs cross lining on top and is prone to pressure marks ...?

    Seems Wallrock do a 4mm version but that thickness might make the existing coving and thin skirting look a unveven / odd compared to the rest of the walls.

    4. An more heavy type of embossed or blown vinyl paper, though that may make the room feel smaller ?
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