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04:51PM | 12/07/00
Member Since: 12/06/00
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Here is a question for all of you out there. I have recently been repairing our bathroom. Putting in a tub surround, etc. In so doing, a bunch of paint was loose, so I scraped it off with a putty knife. In so doing, I unintentionally removed the light texture that was on the drywall.

How do I put some texture on? Can I, a layman, do it?

WA Joe

06:11AM | 12/11/00
Member Since: 11/09/00
11 lifetime posts
Those spray cans of texture work pretty well for a small area. You can get them in an "orange peel" or "knock down" to match whatever you have.
I just patched in an area in my den and was amazed how well it ended up looking. You will need to practice some on a scrap piece of wood or cardboard. Don't be too critical or your work and when it's painted it should look ok.
In a bathroom I'd be sure to seal it with a PVA primer. If after you paint it looks like too light of a texture application...just add a little more and paint over it again...


05:04AM | 12/12/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Be careful what type of spray can you get. Some of them spray at a fairly slow, even rate and some of them blast the stuff out, emptying the can in seconds. They can make a terrible mess. Read the label.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited December 12, 2000).]

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