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Old Jan 6th 2011, 3:15 am
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Having decided to redecorate my bedroom and finally rid myself of the ****** awful rag roll, stipple textured paint 'effect' that the previous owners had left I thought I'd mosey on down to Bunnings and pick up a few rolls of lining paper and get my room painted by the end of the weekend.
The blank looks that I got shouldve been an indication of the unbelievable trouble I am now having trying to get what I thought was a freely available product. There are only 3 place that I have found that sell this 'strange' product and for this they want to charge anything from $30-45 a roll!!
what is the problem? I could by lining paper from B+Q, just about any corner hardware shop, even Tescos for crying out loud - and for about £3 per roll - why the difficulty here?
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Old Jan 6th 2011, 3:32 am
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Now you know why the previous owner did a ****** awful rag roll, stipple textured paint 'effect'
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Just had a google and whilst all decorating sites suggest using lining paper, there are very few places selling it and the cheapest I found was $30 a roll. I did find one which is $154 a roll so good luck on this one! Don't 'do' wallpaper and judging by what I've been reading, I'll keep it that way. It would be cheaper for you to contact someone in the UK and get them to send some rolls over!
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Sounds like extra time. Just do an extra coat of paint. I've painted over the horrible sponging/stipple effect paint that our house had and it took three coats in some areas to cover, but rolling a wall doesn't really take that long.
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Sounds like extra time. Just do an extra coat of paint. I've painted over the horrible sponging/stipple effect paint that our house had and it took three coats in some areas to cover, but rolling a wall doesn't really take that long.
I agree - haven't seen any lining paper here either and we're onto our 4th renovation project. Should've had shares in paint company
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cos, like wallpaper, no one uses it! I''d paint it out and if its very lumpy maybe some fine sand paper on an orbital first?
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I have just had some wallpaper shipped from America as I was quoted $115 a roll here in WA. Confused the person in Bunnings no end when I asked for a seam roller - it was like something from a Two Ronnies sketch "You want a steam Roller?!"
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Our house was built in the 1960s, and we found plenty of lining paper underneath when we began to strip the wallpaper off. So it was definitely a common product in Australia 50 years ago!

Perhaps lining paper is out of vogue these days? Maybe the newer wallpapers don't need it? Just guessing, as I'm not a wallpaper person. Can't stand the stuff.

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Confused the person in Bunnings no end when I asked for a seam roller - it was like something from a Two Ronnies sketch "You want a steam Roller?!"
Should have said "Yes, and make sure it has fork handles."
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Just had a google and whilst all decorating sites suggest using lining paper, there are very few places selling it and the cheapest I found was $30 a roll. I did find one which is $154 a roll so good luck on this one! Don't 'do' wallpaper and judging by what I've been reading, I'll keep it that way. It would be cheaper for you to contact someone in the UK and get them to send some rolls over!
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I have just had some wallpaper shipped from America as I was quoted $115 a roll here in WA. Confused the person in Bunnings no end when I asked for a seam roller - it was like something from a Two Ronnies sketch "You want a steam Roller?!"
I wanted some 2mm polystyrene on a roll as available from B+Q for about next to bugger all a roll as I couldn't find it here. Although it weighs nothing, my friend who was going to post it for me found out that it would be sent by," volumetric weight" - about £150.00 a roll. So looks like getting it from the States would be best.
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Originally Posted by alistairboyle View Post
I wanted some 2mm polystyrene on a roll as available from B+Q for about next to bugger all a roll as I couldn't find it here. Although it weighs nothing, my friend who was going to post it for me found out that it would be sent by," volumetric weight" - about £150.00 a roll. So looks like getting it from the States would be best.
These are the people I used http://www.discountdecorating.com/ddoecom/index.php Their shipping rates are quite reasonable.
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