About 6 months ago I lined the walls of our spare bedroom with lining paper
and painted with matt emulsion. After a few weeks I noticed the joins
between the paper on one of the interior walls (partition type) were opening
up. I duly filled them and repainted. However, they keep reappearing. Every
4 weeks or so I have to fill and paint. The gaps are only about 1/2 mm, but
are very noticeable. Any ideas what is going on and how to stop the gaps
Is this gaps increasing or just the edges of the paper lifting? Probably
difficult to tell at sub 1mm but I'd suggest lifting the paper gently with a
scraper, and using a pva glue. Use a fine abrasive to get rid of the
previous filler and try again, preferably with a fine surface filler.
I have a similar problem in the living room, where wallpaper will "part"
even though it was first put up correctly. There is some sort of nasty
green paint (war era) which I suspect is to blame, and i`ve heard other
people mention having the same sort of problem with it.
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blame, and i`ve heard other people mention having the same sort of problem
Yep it is the dodgy paint/varnish 1940s whatever old coating was already on
the walls that you have papered over I spent THREE days scrapping the c***
of kitchen walls to ensure when i papered the joins would not move apart.
Was almost tempted to just artex walls :-)
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