11:14AM | 11/15/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
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We have an area on our family room wall which needed to be painted over after roofing repairs b/c of a leak when it rained. We have knockdown wall texture throughtout our house so when we tried painting over that one area, we used flat latex paint and a 3'8" nap wool roller. Apparently that was not the right roller to use b/c once the paint dried, the knockdown wall texture got filled in and looks faded away and essentially ruined. What type of roller and or paint are you suppose to use when painting over knockdown wall texture? Is it possible to remove the knockdown wall texture in that one area and re-apply it again since that seems to be the only way to fix the problem? Thanks for the help!


01:26AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You must have a very light knockdown as I have not seen it filled in by rolling a coat of paint on it. But anyway you could just apply a new knockdown over what you have now if all you have is flat latex on the wall. So there is no need to remove everything and start over.

If your wall looks bad you may just need another coat of paint on it as knockdowns are usually very pourus and really soak up the paint and that could be why it looks so bad.


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