Stripping wallpaper - asbestos?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by domoboy, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. domoboy

    domoboy New Member


    Here I am having a great time scraping 4 layers of wallpaper (with paint on top)! in our bedrooms before someone comes to re-skim.

    It suddenly hit me that the property was built in the 30's/40's and some of this wallpaper will be very old.

    I have no idea how to tell if a wall/wallpaper contains asbestos and was wondering if these pictures would shed any light?

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2021
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    There is no asbestos in wallpaper whenever, the paper you are stripping appears to be a Super Fresco type circa 1990- 2010
  3. domoboy

    domoboy New Member

    Amazing to hear. Thanks for your reply.

    The plaster is damaged in places. Do I need to be concerned asbestos wise?
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    No, not unless you are knocking about an asbestos sheet lined boiler cupboard, asbestos boiler flue, asbestos guttering, ripping up a lino floor covering etc but no worries with plaster on walls.
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