12:37PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 01/20/04
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We just bought a house and all the cielings and many of the walls have the orange peel texture, which we hate. Is there anyway to remove it or smooth it out (I bet it's a messy and expensive job). Otherwise, have any of you been successful at camouflaging it with a certain type of paint? Our friend suggested the Ralph Lauren Suede or maybe sponge paint? What would be the most economical? Thanks!


02:20PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The way to get rid of the texture is to skim the walls out with wallboard compound or drywall mud as some people call it. Then you prime and paint like it is a new wall. As a previous post said the texture will show through the RL paint.


06:08PM | 01/21/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
orange peel should have very little texture,you may have what is called around here half knock,which is texture that is leveled at half height.
If it is true orange peel what 5 has said will work needs to be reskimmed.
Spongeing it will hide it somewhat because the focus will be diverted away from the texture to the actual design that you did,but it wont level or smooth it out.


01:45PM | 04/16/14
Can I reskim the walls with the joint compound even if the wall has been painted previously?? Do you need to reprime first??


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