It’s time for a change on the hall stairs and landing and I could do with some advice please. The end result will be a light creamish colour, eggshell for the woodwork and matt emulsion for the walls. The walls are not in a good condition dating from 1936 and being covered with numerous layers of emulsion or whatever they used at the time; years ago I removed the lincrusta which was on the walls up to around waist height. However you can still see the outline as shown in the photo:
I think that I have decorated this 3 times, always with paper and tried to remove the old emulsion but with mixed success, even after using an old plane blade as a scraper. Now I have got tooled up, justifying that a Mirka Deros and a Festool CTL Midi would be cheaper than replastering? I intend sanding the walls with the Deros and the woodwork with a Mirka Hand Sanding Block connected to the extractor.
The last time I removed the paper with a steamer and fetched off a section of plaster so I am not doing that again! It was Christmas and I was off for two weeks so I had to set about dotting, dabbing and skimming. Unfortunately the light in December is so bad that I didn’t see the ripples until it was too late! I thought that folded paper we’d chosen would mask these defects but it didn’t.
So when I get the sanding done I’ll be doing quite a bit of filling using Pretonnet or similar and then sanding down again.
Now to the questions:
- Would I be better off using Erfurt Mav Fibreliner rather than normal lining paper to mask the bits I can’t improve? I like the idea of pasting the wall especially on the long drops on the stairs
- I need an emulsion that is scrubbable because our yellow Labrador rubs his oily coat against the wall and probably shakes his earwax onto it as well - sorry for that! Any recommendations? Having taken heed of the threads on here I used Little Greene on the new bathroom walls (over a mist coat) and liked it but. it maybe a little expensive given that the area to be covered is about 68 square meters.