DIY - prepping existing lining paper ready for painting

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  1. figoagogo

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    Hi

    Just after some advice, I am a bit lazy when it comes to DIY so taken a few short cuts :laugh:

    The hall and landing need decorating, before we bought the house it was gutted, re-wired, and all the walls redone. The paper in the hall and landing was painted 1 colour and an awful border was added. Because the lining paper is in generally good nick I have no desire to get it removed and re-lined.

    I have successfully removed the border, with a combination of a wall-blade stripper, and soapy water. So now you can see where it was but there is no ridge of paper. I think it needs a bit of a smooth down to get rid of any stuck paper, and residue. What is the best method, dry sand paper, wet sand paper, sugar soap?

    Also in one corner of the hall, the paper has come away from the wall near the base, in all honesty its perhaps due to damp/cold, but there are no mould spores. Should I cut, removed the loose paper, and prep the wall - what with? Then just paint over, its a corner hiden by furniture so does not need to be perfect, or should I just re-stick the paper and hope for the best?

    I know prep is key, but I don't have the time, money or willing to do it all from scratch :devil:

    Thanks
     
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    With mine I cut a measured square out and slid a new cut to measure bit of lining paper back in.
    Mine could be seen, so was important to make it look good.

    That furniture might be moved one day :D
     
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    I thought about doing that. Anything else I can do to make to adhere to the wall, as its seem its just a cool aread where it doesn't really dry.
     
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    Without seeing it I have known people to gloss over damp area's to hold back whatever might be trying to come through and then paint matt over which will allow the paste to adhere.
     
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    Or alternatively mix some PVA glue with water and paint that over the area that's come away.
     
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    Yes. I have been told that too. Thanks.
     

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