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Lining paper – What thickness should I use?

Posted by admin
December 3rd, 2009

Lining paper grades 800 -2000

Lining paper thickness

If you are planning on decorating a room and the walls aren’t that good your best option would be to line the walls with lining paper first.

So what thickness should you use?

Lining paper comes in different thickness known as ‘grades’.
The grades range from 800 to 2000 and vary quite a lot in thickness between the lowest to the highest grade.

Some ‘DIY’ stores only stock the lower grades of lining paper, maybe up to 1200 if you’re lucky, but normally only up to 1000 grade. You can buy the thicker grade papers form ‘trade’ outlets, local suppliers or online.
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Cross lining and lining

Posted by admin
October 23rd, 2009

Graphic of room showing lining and cross lining techniques

What is the difference between lining and cross lining?

If you are thinking of wallpapering, either an entire room or just a feature wall you may want to consider lining or cross lining your walls first.

By cross lining you will give yourself a smoother surface in which to wallpaper over.

So what is cross lining, and what is the difference between lining and cross lining? And do I need to do it?

The difference between lining and cross lining is simple; ‘lining’ as it is most commonly referred to is putting lining paper up vertically.

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