Wallpaper question
alily
December 23, 2013 in Other
Can wallpaper be installed over Venetian plaster?
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Kenyon McIntyre Inc.
It can, whatever texture it has will show through.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
The texture that is generally associated with venetian plaster would not allow the seams to come together flush. It would seem it would not be attractive.
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rinqreation
That depends.. Most important question would be:
Is the shading in the plaster done with wax?

And the other would have to do with texture, but you could smooth it with a (ready-made) mud. But if there was wax involved, a thorough clean-up or even removal might be needed.
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chookchook2
Anaglypta wallpaper hides alot if it will stay up.
0 Likes   December 26, 2013 at 1:14AM
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alily
Thanks, all, you for your comments. The previous home owners completed the plaster installation so I'm unsure about any wax coating. Lucky for me it is a *smooth* coat so seams may not be a problem. I guess I could do a test section of wallpaper to see if it adheres barring any coating..?? Otherwise, I'm unsure about how I can change the wall's appearance since it's a gold hue which I'm not fond of given my color scheme.
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rinqreation
You could give it a good wash with dishwashingsoap first and then spirit once the water is dried. After that prime and paint or wallpaper.
1 Like   December 27, 2013 at 1:29AM
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