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phillyman40

02:10AM | 10/12/06
Member Since: 10/11/06
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Ok i have a room with plaster walls. There is sandstone texture paint on them. I want to remove the paint make sure the wall is smooth and repaint. please advise on how to do this the proper way. the advise ive gotten so far is to skim coat the wall with joint compund(all purpose just mix with a little water) Ive gotten advice but the how to seems to differ. Some say i just need a regular primer but i have a feeling the paint will come right off the skim coat. this is where im at now

1 strip wall and clean

2 skim coat wall

3 apple something like zinssers Gardz on skim coat

4 prime and then pain

some people say to use kilz or gardz first then skim coat then apply kilz or gardz again then prime and paint

please advise so i dont mess this up thanks for any help

5slb6

05:13PM | 10/15/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If the walls are painted with flat paint and are in generally good condition you can just apply the all purpose joint compound directly to the walls. You don't need to prime first. Once you have skim coated the walls and gotten them smooth you will want to prime them with an acrylic drywall primer(not KILZ or anything like it)and then apply the latex finish paint of your choice and I would plan on two coats of finish paint over the primer to get a really good looking job. Your local PAINT STORE can help you out with all the item you need to do the job.
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