wallpaper has pulled paint off wall

2 Aug 2010
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Hi, i have removed some wallpaper of a very large wall and unfortunately the paint on most area's has come off with the wallpaper, some clever person did not seal the plaster before they wallpapered, the finish plaster is very good so i would like to repaint, the question is if i were to use a steamer would i be able to steam remove the remaining paint off the plaster without causing damage to plaster finish then i would seal with pva and repaint, anyone have any ideas on this. ?
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You can if you wish with very careful use of either a steamer or hot air stripper remove the paint, yet great care has to be taken not to overheat the plaster for this will cause it to blow. When you have achieved the removal of the paint you should seal the skim with a mist coat of thinned matt emulsion on no account use PVA Another and indeed safer method would be to line the wall.

Hi thanks for the reply, if i use a medium weight lining paper would that cover ok, and will i need to seal or will paste alone do the job
Give the wall a light sanding dust off and apply a thinned coat of wallpaper paste to the wall (size) then you can hang your lining paper, take care to butt the seams together and on no account overlap them.

With regard to the lining paper 1200 grade should be fine.

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Hi got all that thanks its gonna be a job and a half its a 30' wall :( many thanks again

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