Should i caulk before applying lining paper

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by lemonade, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    The corners around the walls and ceiling are not that great so is it best to caulk them before applying lining paper.
  2. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    I wouldn't paper over caulk or anything slightly flexible as it won't adhere well.
    Once the lining paper is hung then caulk after the first coat of paint.
  3. Jiml86

    Jiml86 Screwfix Select

    When you say not great how bad are they? I would suggest making good with filler.
  4. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    The edges are not square so you will not get a straight edge when papering
  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Was also wondering what the issue was
    Just wondered if it was the usual cracks

    If corners aren’t square, you ain’t gonna square them up by using caulk then

    Better off using a powdered filler, any brand really will do the job. Toupret Interior always highly recommended on here. EasiFill is ok, works out good value if using loads as comes in 5/10kg bags. Some peeps like it as a filler, sands easily but is a little sticky when using it

    Fill corners as needed, sand down smooth and square and keep that nice, crisp 90 degree corner

    Caulk is good if you’ve got cracks between walls and ceiling junction but again, don’t overfill with caulk or you loose that angle

    Size the walls and especially filler before going with the lining paper
  6. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    Try and avoid it, but if you do have any slight gaps after the paper has been hung, apply any filler sparingly after the first coat of paint.
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Corners are never ever square, you need to lap it around the corner and as it's only lining paper cut it into the corner, when all the room is lined and dry caulk it from top to bottom.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2021

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