which grade of lining paper

19 Dec 2009
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Im looking to apply lining paper on to the walls and then paint. The walls have recently been skimmed so they are quite staight. What grade of lining paper should I use?

Many thanks
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I use 1000 grade as an average, you can go thicker but that doesnt always make things better. As long as the wall has been rubbed down and sized properly first, you should have no problems.
Have to agree with Dextrous as newly plastered walls only need a mist coat and away you go. The lining paper gives the surface an even absorbancy rate if its going over different surfaces like plaster, filler, old plaster etc.
The newly plastered wall will already have one even absorbancy rate.
If the wall is to be papered, then certain papers require that the wall be lined first. If its to be painted then there is no need for the lining paper.
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Im lining since there's a lot of hairline cracks developed. Tried using decorator's chaulk, but sill noticeable through paint.

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