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I've had my hall papered 6 months ago and now crack lines have appeared in the wallpaper, the wallpaper is a heavy vinyl, anyone know why this has happened ? Or a way to fix it without stripping the paper?

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I have seen that happen when the filler on the wall has "blown". Based on my professional experience... it is often the result of poor quality fillers, or insufficient sealing of those fillers.

Sorry. probably not what you want to hear.

At a push, you could use a thin snap off blade knife to lift the seams and the brush in some paste and see if that works.

 
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Thanks for your help everyone, this is a photo of one of the many cracks lines that have appeared, if it helps at all
 

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Are they cracks (i.e. splits) , or places were the wallpaper has lifted. for me it's hard to tell from the photo
 
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The wallpaper hasn't split or lifted, it just looks it's a crack in the wall that's showing through the paper but it's a heavy vinyl wallpaper
 
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ohh.. you mean the diagonal crack running up to the right from the light switch. Your plaster has cracked.

Have you recently had old plaster re-skimmed?

Unfortunately there is little that you can do other than stripping the paper off and dealing with the cracks, sorry.
 
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That wall I did have re-skimmed, but other walls have shown cracks and haven't been re-skimmed, going back to previous comments in the forum about filler has blown, I do remember filling a crack where the photo shows so I bet that's the cause, no other room in the house has done this
 

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