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Alecia

02:48PM | 01/16/00
Member Since: 01/15/00
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I've tried sanding, paint thinner and remover, a heat gun and anything else I could think of to remove latex drips and runs from drywall walls. My daughter's room is done this way and now I want to repaint and can't find a way to get the walls smooth short of hanging new drywall. If anyone has a method of getting these drips and runs off, PLEASE tell me. I'm desperate!! I met a lady at the local paint store that has the same delima.

Thanks,
Alecia

BobF

04:21AM | 01/17/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Sanding always worked for me. Try a medium grit sanding screen.

Alecia

04:41AM | 01/17/00
Member Since: 01/15/00
3 lifetime posts
I tried sanding and even used the coarse sandpaper. It's like trying to sand a rubber ball. I don't know what else to try short of replacing the the drywall.

BobF

05:14AM | 01/18/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
I said a sanding SCREEN, not sandpaper. The screens work better in this situation. Sanding screens are used to smooth drywall mud (joint compound). They are available in different grits.

Alecia

06:18PM | 01/18/00
Member Since: 01/15/00
3 lifetime posts
Thanks so much for your reply. I apologize for not reading closer. I've never heard of a sanding screen but I'll sure be looking for one tomorrow.

Thanks,
Alecia

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