Backing Paper for painting

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Arthur 51, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Arthur 51

    Arthur 51 Guest

    Hi.
    It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?

    Thanks.

    Arthur
     
    Arthur 51, Dec 12, 2007
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  2. Arthur 51

    Arthur 51 Guest

    On 12 Dec, 12:23, Arthur 51 <> wrote:
    > Hi.
    > It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    > backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    > Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Arthur


    In case of confusion. By backing paper I mean wallpaper backing
    paper.
     
    Arthur 51, Dec 12, 2007
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    Man at B&Q Guest

    On Dec 12, 12:50 pm, Arthur 51 <> wrote:
    > On 12 Dec, 12:23, Arthur 51 <> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi.
    > > It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    > > backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    > > Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?

    >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > > Arthur

    >
    > In case of confusion. By backing paper I mean wallpaper backing
    > paper.


    Lining paper? Yes, it's very acceptable for painting over.

    MBQ
     
    Man at B&Q, Dec 12, 2007
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  4. Arthur 51

    NoSpam Guest

    Arthur 51 wrote:
    > Hi.
    > It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    > backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    > Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Arthur


    Yes, I always paper over wooden boxing before painting walls. No problems.

    Dave
     
    NoSpam, Dec 12, 2007
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  5. On 12 Dec, 13:20, NoSpam <> wrote:
    > Arthur 51 wrote:
    > > Hi.
    > > It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    > > backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    > > Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?

    >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > > Arthur

    >
    > Yes, I always paper over wooden boxing before painting walls. No problems.
    >
    > Dave


    Faced with a choice of sugar-soaping the old crud left after striping
    wallpaper, or hanging a lining paper, I'd go for the latter. Deals
    with a multitude of imperfections.

    Happily, the previous owners of our house wallpapered the bedroom with
    some kind of vinyl stuff, which peeled off dry in sheets, leaving
    behind a perfect paper backing layer, with just a few corners and
    seams needing to be pasted back before over-painting with emulsion.

    Regards
    Richard
     
    geraldthehamster, Dec 12, 2007
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  6. Arthur 51

    Guest

    On 12 Dec, 12:50, Arthur 51 <> wrote:
    > On 12 Dec, 12:23, Arthur 51 <> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi.
    > > It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    > > backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    > > Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?

    >
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > > Arthur

    >
    > In case of confusion. By backing paper I mean wallpaper backing
    > paper.


    When I was a professional decorator, I always painted onto lining
    paper, even on new plaster. You get an incomporably better finish, no
    matter how well trowelled or filled the wall. This is especially so
    when you have to deal with walls that have previously been painted
    with a roller (makes sign of the cross) because Real Painters use
    brushes. I've just lined the ceiling and walls of our kitchen, partly
    because the previous finish looked like W H Auden's face, and partly
    because removing the coving and the attendant snots of adhesive meant
    that painting the surface directly would have resulted in a sub-
    optimal finish. Gave the ceiling its first coat this morning - boss
    job.

    Edward
     
    , Dec 12, 2007
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    Stuart Noble Guest

    geraldthehamster wrote:
    > On 12 Dec, 13:20, NoSpam <> wrote:
    >> Arthur 51 wrote:
    >>> Hi.
    >>> It never occured to me before but I saw a site that suggested that
    >>> backing paper is acceptable for painting over.
    >>> Anyone got any thought and/or experience of this method?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> Arthur

    >> Yes, I always paper over wooden boxing before painting walls. No problems.
    >>
    >> Dave

    >
    > Faced with a choice of sugar-soaping the old crud left after striping
    > wallpaper, or hanging a lining paper, I'd go for the latter. Deals
    > with a multitude of imperfections.
    >
    > Happily, the previous owners of our house wallpapered the bedroom with
    > some kind of vinyl stuff, which peeled off dry in sheets, leaving
    > behind a perfect paper backing layer, with just a few corners and
    > seams needing to be pasted back before over-painting with emulsion.
    >
    > Regards
    > Richard


    You can also get special lining paper for painting. Not as absorbent as
    the usual stuff and appears to have a thin vinyl layer on the surface.
    Better to paint on, but it doesn't stretch, so is less forgiving with
    wavy walls.
     
    Stuart Noble, Dec 12, 2007
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