Skimming over paper that has already been filled over

Dunn84

New Member
Hi there,

I’ve stripped many layers of wallpaper from our kitchen wall and underneath it all I am left with patches of the original wallpaper which has been filled over in places and looks like it has had a thin wash of something in other places.

I can’t strip the remaining paper off as it is behind the grey material.

I want to skim the entire room, how best to proceed? Could I sand it back or seal it perhaps?
Any help greatly appreciated!

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Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hi there,

I’ve stripped many layers of wallpaper from our kitchen wall and underneath it all I am left with patches of the original wallpaper which has been filled over in places and looks like it has had a thin wash of something in other places.

I can’t strip the remaining paper off as it is behind the grey material.

I want to skim the entire room, how best to proceed? Could I sand it back or seal it perhaps?
Any help greatly appreciated!

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I'd grit it all day long
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Hi there,

I’ve stripped many layers of wallpaper from our kitchen wall and underneath it all I am left with patches of the original wallpaper which has been filled over in places and looks like it has had a thin wash of something in other places.

I can’t strip the remaining paper off as it is behind the grey material.

I want to skim the entire room, how best to proceed? Could I sand it back or seal it perhaps?
Any help greatly appreciated!

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Is the plaster sound? Be honest, as at that age, it’s often a candidate for a hack off back to brick…which would solve some problems.
 
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