chipboard ceiling

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by cg43, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. cg43

    cg43 New Member

    hi I'm new to this, sorry if its in the wrong place, our living room ceiling has chipboard wallpaper on it, we want it removed but realise it will be a messy long job would we just be able to put plasterboards up and get it plastered.
  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Yes you would be able to.
  3. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    Just buy or borrow a wallpaper removing steamer and it'll be stripped in a couple of hours.
    The fact that it's chipboard finish as opposed to any other finish is irrelevant.
  4. cg43

    cg43 New Member

    thanks, was just thinking of time and in case of nasty surprises underneath, in which case would have to get it plastered anyway. thanks again
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Think you mean Woodchip paper. Be careful with the steamer as it could bring the ceiling down if you blow the plaster! :eek:
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Overboard, skim and off you go.
  7. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    You have to ask why anyone would put woodchip on a ceiling and 99℅ of the time it is to cover cracks in old lath and plaster.

    Doing a whole house refurb at mo. Majority of ceilings have wood chip on lath and plaster. The woodchip on the lounge ceiling was in good nick (was over boarding anyway) but just pulled off in sheets revealing cracks along every joist. All the other ceilings beside looking reasonable, just crumbled when prodded.

    A steamer used in an older property is likely to cause more problems in my experience with blowing plaster that may be sound.

    Strip a bit off by perforating and soaking it several times then examine ceiling. If it seems sound, then you may get away with just a skim, but in most cases, save yourself the hassle and over board from the start.
  8. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Been there, done that! Definitely overboard and skim. For all the reasons given in the earlier posts. Not a fan steam strippers as they can do as much harm as good.

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