Putting up lining paper on newly plasterd walls??

In the week I built a new stud wall - using 9mm plasterboard, and then I skimmed the top of it. Anyway - I am going to sand it fully tomorrow. I am then planning on hanging 1300 grade lining paper on the walls next weekend, so that they will cover any blemished etc as my plastering is not prefect. Anyway - do I need to coat the walls in anything prior to hanging the wall paper?
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I can't say whether the problems I had with plaster and lining paper were down to my plasterwork, but occasionally whilst hanging lining paper I would get it positioned wrong and peel it back a little to rehang it. On two occasion plaster came off with the paper, only small pieces, where I had put a 1mm skim in various places to make good damage. My neighbour, who has a fair amount of experience in these things told me to paint the wall with an emulsion before hanging paper. I now do this, and feel much more comfortable with adjusting lining paper. An additional advantage is that my walls are not really plastered as such, just lime mortar which has been worked smooth, so sanding it really starts to dislodge grit particles and makes for rough patches. A coat of emulsion on this completely stabilises the surface. There is no need to make a good job of the emulsion, it won't be on display!
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Thanks Andy, I have a shed load of cheap emulsion so will use that. Good idea, I can see the point, I gather it would suck into the plaster, making the surface better to work on.
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Best to use filler for thin skim coats.
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Scott wrote:

I had a similar situation - I plastered a wall, on my first attempt, but finished it so badly that it was full of pot holes and water runs. I wallpapered over it (without lining), and it just looked awful. I suppose it depends on the thickness of the wallpaper (mine was Graham and Brown, so wasn't budget) but all the wallpaper did was magnify the mistakes. Wallpaper clings to a surface, so doesn't "cover up" imperfections.
I'm not sure lining paper will help. I ended-up saying "sod it" and replastered the wall (ie reskimmed it on top of hte old plaster). I wet and keyed the wall first, and got my dad to help by mixing the plaster for me (a smooth mix is really important, as is the fact that you won't have time to mix yourself - professional plasterers always have a person employed to mix for them).
I really, really concentrated on finishing it properly. The finishing took way longer than actually slapping on the plaster - I spent hours doing it. I used lots of water and worked on filling in holes by dragging the float across the surface, scraping off imperfections as I went and using the plaster that collected on the float to fill in holes/runs.
The end result was much better and I've just painted it yesterday, in fact. With a little matt emulsion on there, you can't tell it apart from the plastering done by professionals on the ohter walls in the room (unless you look in the corners, but that's another matter...)
The moral of the story is that it's really hard to cover up bad plastering and if you want good results, the only solution is to have another go.
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I'd rather have bare brick than lining paper. Horrible stuff. I really hate paper join lines on the wall. Pock marks or roughness I can cope with, it just looks a bit mediterranean. ;-)
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Scott wrote:

Sand it??? You should not need to do that! It's *very* messy, could you consider filler as a final skim?

Yes, you will certainly need to "size" it, maybe twice, and let the size dry properly before proceeding.
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Christian McArdle wrote:

I dunno, I'll be a bit more wrinkly, but the lining paper will look as it has for the last 10, I expect. Do you get "join lines" in ordinary patterned wallpaper?
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