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Wallpapering on to a chipboard wall not plasterboard?

We need to put new wallpaper up in the bathroom but the wall is not plasterboard its chipboard. Do you use a special paste/glue as won't wallpaper paste (or paint as an alternative) soak into it? Also would we need to use a lining paper too as that is what we have taken off with the paper that was up.Thanks for your help.

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1. Prep the wall by sealing it. Mix PVA with water about 50/50, and paint this on and let it dry, then do it again with a second coat. This will stop the natural absorbency of the chipboard from soaking the water out of the wallpaper adhesive (causing it to fail to set correctly). That way, later coats of wallpaper will stick. 2. Final prep: wash the dry, PVA-sealed surface with a coat of wallpaper adhesive that has been mixed too thin, so that after it dries there is a very thin coating of adhesive on the surface of the wall. 3. Apply lining paper horizontally onto the prepped dry wall in the normal way with wallpaper adhesive mixed as per the packet instructions. Allow to dry totally. 4. Wallpaper in the normal way. This is exactly the same procedure if the chipboard is not raw but has a veneer skin. You still need the PVA coat - on veneered board it isn't to compensate for the absorbency of the chipboard, but to compensate for the fact that wallpaper paste won't stick to naked veneered chipboard NB choose your wallpaper carefully - many are not suitable for the steamy atmosphere in a bathroom and will peel off after a few weeks
May 11, 2017
how DO U GET CHIPBORD CHEAP AND NASTY WALLPAPER OF I HAVE USED A SCRAPED ON IT STILL HARD TO PULL OF
May 11, 2017
that's a tricky question.
May 11, 2017

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