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foxtrot0907 01-30-2013 09:42 AM

Wall liner problem
 
I have damaged walls in my kitchen and lined them with heavy duty wall liner. I followed the directions on the roll. All went up well. After the paste dried, I noticed a gap where I butted the paper together. I was told to leave it alone, when I paint the liner, it will expand from the paint and the space will disappear. I can't see how since the wall liner in solidly pasted to the wall. Can I spackle or use joint compound in the spaces?+

danpik 01-30-2013 03:47 PM

Who told you to leave it alone? What do the instructions on the package say about this?

chrisn 01-30-2013 04:44 PM

Skim it with joint compound , prime with Zinnser Cover Stain or other oil primer and paint. Or if you can find Zinnsers Gardz, prime with that after skimming and sanding smooth.

foxtrot0907 01-30-2013 10:43 PM

The instructions say nothing about what to do if the wall liner contracts when it drys. I was talking to a friend who told me to leave the spaces alone as the wall liner will expand when it absorbs the paint.

foxtrot0907 01-30-2013 10:46 PM

Thanks chrism for your response. I will try what you suggest.

chrisn 01-31-2013 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxtrot0907 (Post 1106105)
The instructions say nothing about what to do if the wall liner contracts when it drys. I was talking to a friend who told me to leave the spaces alone as the wall liner will expand when it absorbs the paint.


not gonna happen:no:


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