I have a wall I need to texture, but it originally had wallpaper that was applied directly to the drywall, so when the wallpaper was removed, it also removed a good deal of the gray paper that is on the outside of the drywall exposing the brown fuzzy paper in most places and in some places even the white powdery substance beneath the brown paper. Can I apply joint compound directly over this and then just roll with heavy nap roller cover to produce my textured look. Or do I need to get some special KILZ sealant to seal in the drywall, then prime?
Also, this kind of ties in with my first question. For texture, is it better to use the joint compound applied with heavy nap roller cover, or is it better to use the special textured paint like the stuff made by Behr?
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