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Wallrock Smooth advice.

Discussion in 'Wallcoverings - and related topics.' started by Edindec, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Edindec

    Edindec PPS Time Served

    Total schoolboy error and hung it straight of the roll which in turn means the smooth is wall side in. Is there a chance that it's noticeable or would it maybe take an extra coat of emulsion. It's only a small kitchen so not a huge area.
  2. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Unsure TBH never done it, I would do a test area may need a good denib fine sand after first coat.
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  3. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Be fine mate . Worse case scenario light deros after first coat. Get the impression quite a few people hang it like that anyway and don't realise there's a smoother side.
  4. Edindec

    Edindec PPS Time Served

    Thanks for the replies, won't be painting it for a few days so hopefully be fine.
  5. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    If you get chance us Gardz to first coat it to seal the fibres then sand.
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  6. Edindec

    Edindec PPS Time Served

    One thing I noticed was seams slightly opening up. The walls were stripped back (mixture of painted and bare plaster), then sanded 120grit with a festool, filled and resanded at 240grit, then everything sealed with gardz. I used the fibreliner power adhesive, and the joints were butted perfect when hung.
  7. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    I slightly damp the joint to stop filler drying then run a firm mix of tx110 down the joint with thumb or paper seam roller followed by a filling knife then lightly sand.

    I do find that most non woven papers do shrink back very slightly even on lining so it's worth spending time pushing the seams as tight together as possible, .5mm per drop doesn't seem much but that can add up to 1mm which ain't gonna fill up with emulsion!
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  8. Edindec

    Edindec PPS Time Served

    I thought using wallrock and the adhesive stopped seams opening. The paste was great to use but not really seeing the benefit compared to normal lining paper now. Normally used normal 1200 lining paper and solvite flakes in the past and never had any problems.
  9. Hang it all

    Hang it all PPS Craftsman Bar Member

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  10. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    :lol: very honest of you! :biggrin:

    Obviously doesn't really matter then if you're happy with it it :smile:
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  11. lone furrow

    lone furrow Angel of the East

    If its fess up time I've not only hung it the wrong way round but upside down as well.
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  12. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I've cut it as an offset match only to realise it was a free match.
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  13. bitzz

    bitzz Born to fish. Forced to work Bar Member

    You'll have to ask @barry on this one Tony he is the expert with matches.
  14. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Then blamed your nephew for it :biggrin:
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  15. andyfloss

    andyfloss PPS Craftsman

    Zinsser dry wall pro 2in1 is good for sealing and hardening fibres before light sanding.

    I use red top Albany paste for wallrock. Double rolled, not had major issue with shrinkage.
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  16. Edindec

    Edindec PPS Time Served

    Was back today and a lot of seams had opened up slightly. Only took 10mins to flush with filler but never experienced that before and my prep was spot on. Wondering if it was maybe the gardz which caused it, just for future reference.
  17. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Heating on?
  18. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I use gardz and wallrock smooth all the time @Edindec and haven't had an issue as yet.

    Must be summit else
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  19. White Spirit

    White Spirit PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Same as Chris. Use it with Guardz all the time. The only thing I can think of is heat; same as Tim.
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