A lot of good discussion in this thread. You might seriously consider
repapering the walls. I believe that would be considerably easier and
cheaper, and there is an almost infinite variety of papers to choose from
including some with very faint patterns.
Oh pshaw, on Thu 19 Oct 2006 07:50:03a, elanamig meant to say...
Is this truly "cheesecloth" or is it "lining paper"? Some types of lining
paper have a fabric backing and/or surface. The purpose of using it is to
provide a smoother surface for conventional wallpaper application on top of
it. Generally, the lining paper is applied over the wall surface using a
vinyl adhesive. It is then coated with sizing as one would do to a
conventional wall surface before applying the finish wallpaper. Lining
paper is very useful for covering cracked walls, grooved wood paneling,
etc., when wallpaper is desired. It definitely does not provide a good
surface for painting, unless you are planning on using a textured paint.
The fabric texture will show through ordinary paint.
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