Lining paper, which way up?

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Clarts, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Clarts

    Clarts New Member

    How should lining paper be hung if it is to be just painted over? Horizontal or vertical?
     
  2. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    I find it easier to hang down. sometimes skim down the line with polyfiller then sand lightly. Or just sand joints lightly to blend in. There are different grades of paper.
     
  3. Lightning McQueen

    Lightning McQueen New Member

    Vertical for painting, horizontal if papering.
     
  4. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Are you having a laugh?
     
  5. Lightning McQueen

    Lightning McQueen New Member

    Are you having a laugh?

    Who??
     
  6. Ceramic

    Ceramic New Member

    All depends which way round......................:)
    Do you put it on back to front?..................:)
     
  7. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    hang it vertically, for painting much quicker and easier. Butt the joints up, no need for filling or sanding the paint will fill and hide the joint, ignore the leave a 1mm gap in the instructions as this is only if you are lining under a wallpaper
     
  8. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    Even butting the joints & painting 2 or 3 coats you will still see the joints on some of the walls. The paper shrinks when dry. My way is longer but better results, looks like new plaster walls my way.
     
  9. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    & never skimp on the price of paint, cheap trade paints from diy stores are ****. Used cheap white on light green once 4 coats later still showing. \just use Dulux now.
     
  10. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Rubbish. If the lining paper is done properly i.e. butted properly, you will not see any joints after 2 coats of emulsion. Someone said in a previous posting that you should ignore the 1mm gap in the instructions because this is only done when your are papering over the lining paper with wallpaper. Where did he get that rubbish from?? I have been using lining paper for 40+ years and never heard such cr*p. Also, the lining paper does not shrink when dry. Why do people who know nothing give advice??

    Even butting the joints & painting 2 or 3 coats you
    will still see the joints on some of the walls. The
    paper shrinks when dry. My way is longer but better
    results, looks like new plaster walls my way.
     
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  11. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    Rubbish. If the lining paper is done properly i.e.
    butted properly, you will not see any joints after 2
    coats of emulsion. Someone said in a previous posting
    that you should ignore the 1mm gap in the
    instructions because this is only done when your are
    papering over the lining paper with wallpaper. Where
    did he get that rubbish from?? I have been using
    lining paper for 40+ years and never heard such cr*p.
    Also, the lining paper does not shrink when dry. Why
    do people who know nothing give advice??

    Even butting the joints & painting 2 or 3 coats
    you
    will still see the joints on some of the walls.
    The
    paper shrinks when dry. My way is longer but
    better
    results, looks like new plaster walls my way.

    as I said burtie just butt the joints, if you paper over you leave a 1mm gap so as to not get a ridge. You dont sound like someone with 40 years experience
     
  12. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    Your telling me all the work you do is perfect. The paper will shrink 1mm there is movement in the walls joints open. Why do you think so much work goes into drywall joints, & thats with plaster on top not 2 coats of paint. I do it my way because that is the best finish for me. Never ever see one piece of joint showing anywhere. Next time have a good look at your seams.
     
  13. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

    When you put on paste paper expands, if you don't let it sit the paper will shrink on the walls.
     
  14. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Clarts. As I said before, ignore this rubbish advice from Timillfixit and Belinda. Neither has a clue. Look up the web site 'experts guide uk' then wallpapering. It offers fairly good advice.

    Suggest Tim and Belinda might learn something from it also.
     
  15. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Tim, if a professional decorator such as me bit your a*se you would'nt recognise him. If you are a decorator in my area, I need not worry about competition from you. You aint got a clue. If you butt the lining paper properly (whether you paint it or put paper over it) you will not get a ridge. How the hell can you get a ridge if the lining paper is perfectly flat ??? You are more likely see a ridge under your finished wallpaper if you leave any size gap.

    Rubbish. If the lining paper is done properly i.e.
    butted properly, you will not see any joints after
    2
    coats of emulsion. Someone said in a previous
    posting
    that you should ignore the 1mm gap in the
    instructions because this is only done when your
    are
    papering over the lining paper with wallpaper.
    Where
    did he get that rubbish from?? I have been using
    lining paper for 40+ years and never heard such
    cr*p.
    Also, the lining paper does not shrink when dry.
    Why
    do people who know nothing give advice??

    Even butting the joints & painting 2 or 3 coats
    you
    will still see the joints on some of the walls.
    The
    paper shrinks when dry. My way is longer but
    better
    results, looks like new plaster walls my way.

    as I said burtie just butt the joints, if you paper
    over you leave a 1mm gap so as to not get a ridge.
    You dont sound like someone with 40 years experience
     
  16. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Belinda my dear, I should give up now if I were you. Yuo are digging yourself deeper into a hole. How many rolls of lining paper have you hung/ 10? 20? How many rolls do you think a professional decorator of 47 years experience has hung?

    Your comments about wall movement were hillarious. And yes, all the work I do is perfect (as you claim yours is).

    I could show you photographs of ceilings and walls I have papered, but you would'nt see the joins Ha Ha

    I should stick to cooking and knitting if I were you, you havent got a clue about lining paper.

    Your telling me all the work you do is perfect. The
    paper will shrink 1mm there is movement in the walls
    joints open. Why do you think so much work goes into
    drywall joints, & thats with plaster on top not 2
    coats of paint. I do it my way because that is the
    best finish for me. Never ever see one piece of joint
    showing anywhere. Next time have a good look at your
    r seams.
     
  17. trustedman

    trustedman New Member

    hey burtie.







    **** off tosseer
     
  18. Tony Soprano

    Tony Soprano New Member

    :) how people manage to get themselves so irate about how they do things,look man who has been doing it for that many years aint gonna change ,and belinda if your happy doing it your way then so be it stick with it,as for the the fella who is looking for advice well you can always try both methods and see what u like

    ;) ps i wont say which method i prefer because i can feel some vibes here !
     
  19. mwfchris

    mwfchris New Member

    A point to add. You should never fill over lining paper directly, as it furs when you sand it. If for any reason you need to fill lining paper joins, do it when it has had a coat of emulsion. Another point a gap is better than a lap!

    Chris
     
  20. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    hey burtie.







    **** off tosseer

    Nothing like a good intelligent debate, Tim.
     

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