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So you’re fed up with the dated old wallpaper that has been on your walls for the past 25 years or so but you know that underneath it lie hundreds of hairline cracks that will require a plasterer to put right. Well, there is an alternative solution, which is a lot less messy – Lining Paper.

Lining paper has so many uses. As well as being an essential step before hanging your expensive patterned wallpaper it can also be used as a finish paper itself, and then painted over. If done properly you should not see the joins and you will have plain, more modern looking walls that look as though they have been plastered – but without the mess! As with all decorating projects, preparation is paramount, lining paper is only paper after all. Time has to be spent preparing the surfaces properly and using the correct tools and materials is very important.

Below are some pictures of a job that I have recently done at Wynnstay Lane, Marford. These pictures will show you just what kind of finish can be achieved with the correct preparation.

As you can see from the first 2 pictures, there was a fair bit of preparation involved before any paper or paint even touched the walls. 

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These 2 pictures show you the end result, with no joins visible.



My client was extremely pleased with the end result – and no mess either.

Lee has just finished decorating our lounge which involved lining and emulsioning the walls, painting the woodwork and papering a feature wall. We are absolutely delighted with the quality of his work.’

Mr & Mrs Ridgway – Wynnstay Lane, Marford, Wrexham