Not really, just make sure the walls are clean, dry and solid. If the texture is very deep as with some decorative plaster effects it is advisable to sand down the high points and use extra adhesive to help level the surface. We would advise that after hanging the first drop of Graphite Insulating Lining paper, stand back and make sure the results are satisfactory.
No, if the existing wallpaper is firmly stuck to the wall then the Graphite Insulating Lining Paper should cover it, however if it has a deep pattern (more than 2.5mm) or is a Vinyl based paper we would recommend that it is taken off before applying the Graphite Insulating Lining paper.
Two main reasons for lining over the top of Graphite Insulating Lining Paper – 1) Makes it much easier to achieve a nice neat finish with minimal filling and sanding. 2) It helps your investment from damage creating a good base for paint or decorative wallpaper at the same time.
Important – If you are planning to hang lining paper on top of Graphite Insulating Lining Paper, we strongly recommend that you use a non-woven lining paper such as Wallrock Fibreliner Plus, Wallrock Fibreliner or Wallrock premium.Traditional lining paper shrinks and expands when pasted and can cause lifting on the joints In contrast; non-woven lining paper is dimensionally stable and ensures a perfect finish.
Yes, so before applying the Graphite insulating lining paper, you must lightly sand the ceiling and size with a PVA or Flake Adhesive, this will form a good surface for the Thermal Liner Adhesive to adhere to.
Yes, the surface of the Graphite Insulating Lining Paper is actually a non-woven Lining Paper.
On average, for Graphite Insulating Lining Paper, flat surfaces require approximately 3kg of Thermal Liner Adhesive, damaged and textured surfaces require approximately 5kg. *Typical coverage may vary depending on application*. We recommend the use of Wallrock Thermal Liner Adhesive only.
Yes, we recommend the use of Wallrock Thermal Liner Adhesive only as it has being tested to hang Graphite Insulating Lining Paper. There are many other adhesives which may work but have not being tested.
There is no special way to hang Graphite Insulating Lining Paper, it can be either vertically or horizontally. We recommend that the wall is pasted, polystyrene applied directly to the wall, and time to set is 48 hours.