How to remove overlap in lining paper
If lining paper swells and shrinks unevenly, you might find the joints overlap in places. Don’t despair. It happens to the best of us – sometimes.
The simple solution is to apply the paste evenly with a 9″ medium pile roller, or paste machine if you have one, and let the paper soak well, (about 10 minutes). When you are hanging the paper, use a damp sponge on the joints and make sure every inch of every joint is nice and tight.
If you throw the paper up and don’t pay enough attention, usually the overlaps or big open joints appear – especially over the last few inches of pieces into the corners (if you hang horizontal) or down near the skirting board (if you hang vertical). So double check before moving on to the next piece.
If you do see an overlap when you get back to the job in the morning, gently rub the joint down with 180 grade abrasive paper. Don’t rub the paper away, just down!
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