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Old 01-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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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?+


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

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

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