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TchrMommy

05:19PM | 08/10/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
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We just finished taping and mudding the new drywall we hung in our basement. The next step is texturing. Are there pros and cons to using a roll on texture paint vs. the traditional joint compound in a hopper? We are do it yourselfers doing this for the first time and don't want to get in over our heads, but we sure would appreciate any time honored tips for lightening the workload. The ceiling is a concern too, as we are trying to stay away from popcorn.

Oh, and once this is done, we need to prime before painting, yes? Or maye the primer goes on before the texture?

5slb6

01:38AM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Yes you should prime before you texture as this makes for a longer lasting job, just use a latex drywall primer.

As far as putting the texture on it depends on the look you want as to what method you use and if you have access to a texture sprayer. You can use the same material either way you go, just thin some joint compound with water and it usually take a 1/2 gallon or so to a 5 gallon bucket.

raul aleman

03:57AM | 08/14/03
Member Since: 08/10/03
4 lifetime posts
I justed textured a small garage apartment about a month ago. This was my first time. It was fairly simple but very messy. In the first few minutes after starting the hopper came lose from the gun. Plus after every few minutes of spraying the texture a blob of texture material would fall to the floor. The final project looked good, once the floor was cleaned up. The results of a texture with a gun/hopper are better in appearance compared to the rolled on texture. Have fun.

retisin

06:10AM | 08/17/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
To save a step if you are using a machine to do the texturing you can add the primer to this at the same time.
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