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zsababybear

12:31PM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/15/04
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Hello very nice helpful and sane people! I had a VERY bright idea that I would remove my wallpaper in the kitchen (which I did by myself and quite proud of) then per home depot simply " apply a free style pattern of joint compound to the walls for a great look and fun way to texture". So, I being 6 months pregnant, decided to do this myself. Now was has happened is a horrific, and I mean HORROR on the walls. It looks like deep valleys and mountains all over walls. Nothing matches, seems like I changed styles 5 times in kitchen, stuff glopped everywhere and its a complete h*ll hole. My husband is being very supportive and looks scared about what we have to do to fix it. I am scared we have to knock down the walls ... PLEASE HELP.. I just sent husband to buy a belt sander to remove this stuff..
1. Do I sand this all down?
2. Do I just sand enough to get the major ugly bits out of the way and then RE- TEXTURE over it?
3. Pleae I dont want to redo the walls.

This is a total nitemare. I would do anything to have back the ugliest wallpaper in the world (so I said of old wallpaper) then this. PLEASE, THANK YOU
KELLI HALE

Lawrence

11:15AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Relax. Joint compound comes off easily with just water: warm water does even better. You can wet it, first, let it soak, and scrape it off gently; or you can use an ordinary wet sponge to rub through it to the drywall underneath. Use a sponge and a bucket, keep rubbing and cleaning, and the compound will end up off the wall and settled at the bottom of the bucket. It comes off very easily.

Remove it entirely down to the drywall. There is no reason to not do so, and you will end up with a bumpy, imperfect wall otherwise.


Lawrence

11:19AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
FYI, you will only create a huge, dusty mess for your entire family if you unnecessarily try to sand it off. It will sand off, but 1) it will be FAR messier, 2) it will take FAR longer, 3) the dust will get EVERYWHERE (ducts, closets, cabinets, furniture...), and 4) the sander will go through the drywall when it gets through the texture, whereas the sponge will not be able to do so.

You are essentially cleaning up a huge spill that hardened on the kitchen floor. You need not sand it off and ruin the floor in the process.

retisin

05:02AM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
they even sell a solution that you put in your warm water to help it along.

Dont sand till you get most scraped off,yeah it will get everywhere,YES even if you use those little dust bags that come with the power tools.

teevin50

03:16AM | 02/23/04
Member Since: 02/19/04
5 lifetime posts
Water is the way to go. If you are PG, you sure dont need to be inhaling all of that sanding dust. It WILL get all over the place. (personal exp. speaking) Good luck.
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