Plaster on top of lining paper

I have recently had a flood. The drying company to 3 foot of plaster of the top of some walls to dry out the brick work. The builders have started plastering the wall and feathered in on top the lining paper that is still on the remainder of wall. Is this right or should the lining paper be removed ?

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a.t-maintenance
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
the paper should be removed first cause after will blow up and will look bad specially after paint.
So better to take it off!
26th Oct 2017
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OSM Building Contractors
12 Reviews, 92% Positive
all paper must be removed. plaster will not bond,
12th Oct 2017
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Twdmaintained
1 Reviews, 0% Positive
The paper should be removed as when it gets damp does not allow the plaster to set properly
21st Oct 2017
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DC professional painting
2 Reviews, 50% Positive
lining paper should be removed first 100%
21st Oct 2017
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LF BUILDING CONTRACTORS LIMITED
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Lining paper in most cases (99%) should be taken off the wall.
Plastering over lining paper may cause plaster to come down in future or will make plaster hollow and easy to crack.
26th Oct 2017
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Weaves Interiors
25 Reviews, 96% Positive
We would have removed the lining paper
12th Oct 2017
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JH conversions
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hi, it is always advisable to remove any paper prior to plastering .
4th Nov 2017
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S.j.builders/ handyman services
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
I'd remove any wall paper before skimming it but I've heard that if you PVA bond the wall the night before it can be skimmed the next day
26th Jan 2018
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Daniel Soos
11 Reviews, 100% Positive
I will suggest to remove it and let the wall to dry.
23rd Nov 2017
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Jr plastering & General maintenance
9 Reviews, 78% Positive
It should be taking off
12th Mar 2018
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Leorde London
2 Reviews, 50% Positive
Lining paper needs to be removed before you plaster :)
23rd Nov 2017
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Patchett & Sons Property Solutions
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
if it is just the edge i wouldnt panic too much but i wouldnt personally plaster over a full papered wall
27th Dec 2017
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J.Still property maintenance
32 Reviews, 100% Positive
Paper should have been removed for a proper job, will need a good rub down now after paper is removed to feather it in, done properly and after painting or papering it will not be noticed at all.
8th Jan 2018
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Leedec services ltd
6 Reviews, 100% Positive
I would never personally plaster over a surface that's not 100% solid,if your lining paper becomes unstuck that could cause the plaster to fail
13th Nov 2017
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Yes before plaster any walls or ceilings if any lining paper on walls must be removed at all times also you must prepare the walls/ceiling apply a pva coat allow to dry then replaster
1st Feb 2018
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Jmc property services
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
You should always remove the paper. The plaster will not take at all.
Also did the builder bond the walls first before plastering.
Or was it on new boards ?
27th Nov 2017
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ARD builders london ltd
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
You need to remove wallpaper first then pva and do plastring,
23rd Dec 2017
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MartinB
0 Reviews
Lining paper, wallpaper, oil based paint and loose sections of the old plaster should always be removed before plastering. Otherwise it may start coming off once plaster starts to dry
2nd Jan 2018
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M.M Construction
8 Reviews, 88% Positive
remove all paper of every kind, it will blow in time and crack.
1st Jan 2018
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Hi I would have insisted the paper removed before the plastering was started as the damp plaster could lift paper and create bubbles were paper lifts but that's might be just me hope this helps Danny.
9th Dec 2017
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It should be removed as the only thing holding plaster on is the paper
14th Jan 2018
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Remove the lining paper are these plasterers mad
6th Feb 2018
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CZECHSTAV
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes you should take paper all very well down before started Plastering.
14th Mar 2018
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TSDecorating renovation specialist
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
you can't plaster over lining/wallpaper.
It should be removed and pva before plastering
25th Feb 2018
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He must removed the paper first then apply plaster on the walls.
27th Jan 2018
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B&D Plastering
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
It can be done as it is only being feathered in but it is only if the paper is really stuck/sound on the wall ... I always remove the paper personally because it can bubble up and cause problems ...
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B&D Plastering
25th Jan 2018
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Jnrproperty maintenance service
8 Reviews, 100% Positive
100% remove lining paper.never plaster on top
Cowboys
8th Feb 2018
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Hello remove lining paper. U cannot plaster on top 9/10 times lining paper will bubble up and plaster just gonna feel off.
10th Feb 2018
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G .R BUILDERS
0 Reviews
yes lining have to be removed
5th Apr 2018
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The lining paper should be removed first then works can go ahead
24th Feb 2018
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Midlands home maintenance
8 Reviews, 100% Positive
No wallpaper should not be plastered over
15th May 2018
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K B Services
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
must remove all paper, it is a must
13th May 2018
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