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    What can I do about bubbling and peeling wallpaper?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi, I’ve noticed bubbles and peeling sags on my living room wall. What can I do about this? Should I hire a painter to fix this? Thank you.

    Asked by Tushar on 2nd Feb 2022
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    Mike Jones painter and decorator

    "If your paper is bubbling it is usually caused by high levels of moisture or possibly dampness behind. Most decorators will carry a damp meter or can be purchased reasonably cheap online which will tell you if the wall behind is damp. Could also be from outside poor pointing/ cracks in render etc."

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    SJS Paint and Build

    "This could be either lining paper or plaster.

    Depending on age and condition it could be repaired or will need removing and replacing."

    Answered on 9th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    ADI CARE&CONSTRUCT LTD

    "Yes, you need to hire a painter, because the tape is old and is need to be removed"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    AK multi trade

    "hi most likely the wall is not treated or use damp proof"

    Answered on 10th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    A* Decorating Services

    "It’s normally because the glue is old and the paper needs stripping and redoing it needs replacing, you should definitely hire a decorator."

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
    BB GIANTS LIMITED

    "Hi, you will need to take it off and put a new one on. It bubbles because there’s too much adhesive behind and the air is trapped in there and peels because there’s not enough adhesive behind"

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    The Shiny Touch

    "I would definitely hire an expert in this field they can access properly why it happens"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Nathan Isaac

    "The best thing to do is to just sand it all back where it’s bubbling, then re-paint if it persists then buy some special paint"

    Answered on 6th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    A Ursaciuc

    "Hi, if you can send me some pictures I will come up with a concrete answer, I’m case we need to repaint the wall we can help you with that!!
    Thank you!"

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    James Martin & son

    "Yes, you should hire a painter, the wall needs preped etc then papered how long was it done ago?"

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

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