Working on 1920's house on bathroom ceiling covered by boards, then cheesecloth tacked up, the paper similar to wall paper for a finish coat. Currenty cracked, torn, and needs replacement.

Any tips from folks who have been thru this process? I have found cheesecloth, and wall lining paper. Would appreciate any tips on process, best paste to use, and the whole process if
you have the time and inclination.