02:18PM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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We just finished texturing our new basement drywall. We used thinned joint compound and blew it on with a rented compressor/hopper thing for an orange peel effect. I have a few questions before we proceed. Do we need to sand again, or can we just go ahead with priming the walls and ceiling? For the drywall dust that might still be on some sections of wall, what is the best way to remove this prior to priming? A damp sponge, perhaps? If so, how long should we wait after sponging to start priming? Thanks in advance.

[This message has been edited by TchrMommy (edited January 11, 2004).]


09:05AM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
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No you don't need to sand the texture before you paint and to remove dust use a soft bristled broom. If you use water on the joint compound you will rewet it and smear it.


09:36AM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 01/04/04
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Thank you. I just realized that a happy side-effect to spraying the texture on is that the surface is now dust free from the air pressure. I'm raring to go!
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