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TedMetro

07:27AM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
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I just bought a house and that dining room wall is painted and has a weird sandy texture to it. I want to repaint the wall but I am concerned that if I paint over this sand paint that it will show through on the new paint.

Do I have to do anything special to the wall before I paint it to remove or cover up this sand textured paint?

Ted

5slb6

05:07PM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes the texture will show through another coat of paint. I don't think removing the texture is practical. You will need to skim out the entire area with wallboard compound in order to get the wall back to a smooth finish. If all this seesm like alot of work you can use a flat finish on the wall and that will accent the texture less than a satin/eggshel finish will.

TedMetro

06:58AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
Just a follow-up...

We spoke to a woman at Lowe's Paint area that suggested we paint over the wall with two coats of a primer. She said that would smooth out the texture and allow us to paint over the wall.

tomh

07:33AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
With all due respect to the lady at Lowes, the earlier advice to skim coat by 5slb6 was correct. The primer is usually a thick paint. It builds up the voids between the texture, and the texture itself. It will not eliminate texture, just rounds it off. Skim coating is fairly easy to do. You could also do a spatter texture (orange peel or knockdown) which would cover and conceal the sand texture. Consider it.

BV002652

11:07AM | 11/26/13
what does 5slb6 mean?
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