i'm in the process of painting my condo. the stock walls are painted egg white w/ a knockdown plaster effect applied to them.
Unfortunately, I have a friend who painted his walls his walls (which were similiar to mine) and I found the knockdown made the wall look a little too "busy".
As such, I want to smooth my walls out to the point where after i'm done painting the walls will be nice and flat. (ie. no noticable knockdown).
I've tried scraping joint compound over a couple of sections of walls to try to fill in the peaks and valleys, and it seems to work okay, but the amount of work/drying time makes it an unappealing task.
Is there an easier way to do this? buy a thick primer? use a special brush? wall paper? Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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