I'm starting to decide how to renovate (paint, some trim work, maybe change a wall or two) my 1910 home and ran across this stuff in the photo.
It's about 5 or 6 layers of brown paper. None of the paper has a patter on it that I can find. It is like butcher paper or something I guess it -could- be wall paper but I'm not seeing the pattern. On top of that it is covering the ceiling, too. The stuff is everywhere downstairs under the paint. The paint looks horrible so it all has to be removed.
Of course some of the plaster is the consistency of sand so that will be repaired, but I am very curious what this stuff is. I've never seen it before. Any ideas?
(It has to be removed because there are clear lines (like wallpaper overlapping) that are visible and drive me crazy because I can't just paint over it)
Ok well nevermind. For the second time in a row no matter what I do I cannot add photo attachments to this forum.
Maybe from the description someone knows what it is:
Plaster, then paint (two coats) then what looks like 5 or 6 coats of thin brown paper, then more paint. It's the thin brown paper I can't identify and it is clearly some kind of old commercial product as it is covering the walls and ceiling.
And if anyone can help me upload photos I'd appreciate it. I can upload to anywhere else on the internet.