09:47AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 01/18/04
3 lifetime posts
All walls/ceilings in my new house are knockdown texture. As I paint the house, room by room, I would like to remove this texture, leaving flat surface with the look of plaster. Should I remove the texture - if so how, should I fill the texture - if so with what material (joint compound/plaster of paris, etc). Also, once I have resurfaced, what will I need to do to prep for painting. Thanks,Kevin


03:12PM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
This sounds like a terrible job and the drywall paper may rip at the same time or you may accidently gouge the wall with a scraper or however you are getting it off,have you done any rooms yet?
Im just curious as to how it is going for you is all?Sorry I have no input.


01:08AM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The way to do it is to skim the walls with joint compound to smmoth them out and then prime and paint as if it is a new wall.


06:02AM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 01/18/04
3 lifetime posts
I have not done any of the work yet - I found references on the net for both scraping the old stuff off, and for filling it in. Scraping scared me for the same reason - tearing the drywall paper. Filling seemed most logical, so that is what I am going to do.

Thanks 5slb6!

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