i am going to fill in holes and prime. should i apply a thin mixture of compound using a 1/2" nap roller and then paint over that or use one of the texture mix with the paint instead?
Yes you can apply drywall mud with a roller. You can thin it with water or even mix flat latex paint into it. I would experiment on some scrap wallboard to make sure it looks like you want it to. Once you have textured the wall you can then paint it with two coats of flat wallpaint.
I have textured walls as well, and I hate them! If we do skimming, is it likely that the thin coat of dry wall will crack? It seems it would take a great amount to cover the texture. I don't know why anyone ever did this to these walls. Also, sometimes when I touch the wall, it shocks me-Is that indicative of lead paint? Thank you!
Yea my walls are textured but covered with a layer of paint/gloss i dont think i can even scrap it off because i cant get any leverage/grip on the texture.....is the idea of breaking the walls fown and putting up new sheetrock a bad/expensive idea?????????
Recently, I allowed friends to help me texture my walls. I had spent hours and days smoothing and sanding, but they were going to need light texture. I finally had it primed and ready to texture and when I came back to see what they had done they had textured it so haphazardly and extremely thick. Some parts were even an inch and a half thick. They then decided to paint of the dry wall texture mud, making the sanding process all the more difficult if I wanted to smooth it out again. I'm lost. I know that it will take me hours of more sanding and grueling labor, but I guess I was hoping if anybody knew any tricks to make it easier. I'd be grateful for any suggestions
I have no response except "I'm so sorry". I have the same problem (texture was already there when we moved in). It's also 1 to 1 1/2 inches in areas & I have no clue how to remove it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
my walls are textured and have been for 30 years so there is alot of paint over the texture. How do I remove this?
I just finished removing texture from walls and ceilings in a 1950's house. It is doable but not fun. I tried several things and the best solution for me was a 3 inch glass and tile scraper with replacement blades. The scraper was $10 at my Ace Hardware and a pack of 5 blades was $4. Heavier texture seemed to scrape off easier. Hold the scraper at a nearly flat angle to avoid nicking the drywall. If it is extremely hard to scrape, you can put warm water in a sprayer bottle and wet the surface. Allow time for the water to be absorbed. Be prepared from much dust and debris. Wear a mask and eye protection. Good luck.
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