Orange spots coming through wallpaper

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Old 07-13-19, 10:14 AM
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Orange spots coming through wallpaper

We put this wallpaper on our bedroom (chimney breast wall) 2 years ago and we have started getting orange spots appear.
I tried to wash it off thinking it was some sort of a splash but all i did was take off the top covering of the wallpaper so its coming through.
I washed down the walls before decorating as i always do, with sugar soap but that was 2 years ago.
I have tested the wall for damp but no damp showing on the meter so just haven't any idea.
Also its the middle of summer.

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Old 07-13-19, 10:22 AM
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sugar soap
That's a new one, never heard of that!

So what was the wall behind the wall paper?

Orange spots kind of make me think rust stains!
 
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The wall was plastered with a coat of magnolia emulsion before, nothing had been hung on the walls before, no nails or anything, its more orange than rust, I only mentioned sugar soap as thats what i always do but never had this before.
 
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Old 07-13-19, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Always helps when we know where a member is from as this predominately a North American based site. Although the color does suggest rust..... the pattern does not.
 
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i am from the uk, the the North of England
 
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Welcome to the forums! .....What is on the other side of the wall?
 
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Its the chimney breast so the chimney which has a liner in from the multifuel burner
 
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Old 07-14-19, 01:02 PM
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So it is a chimney with a protrusion into the room called a chimney breast. We still don't know what the breast is made of. It it's metal..... you have rust.
 
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The Chimney breast is normally from top to bottom of a building, originally the flue would be a brick flue, a fireplace and fire can be either upstairs or downstairs or both. In my case the fireplace on the ground floor is were my woodburner is and the aluminium double inner flue goes up from it to the chimney pot on the roof, so its not from that as the upper flue is closed off.
The chimney breast is made of brick which is then plastered so no metal is there.
Probably best if i ask in a forum thats in the UK as they would know the building structures in the UK

But thanks for coming back.
 
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