07:27AM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 09/04/05
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I just bought a house and that dining room wall is painted and has a weird sandy texture to it. I want to repaint the wall but I am concerned that if I paint over this sand paint that it will show through on the new paint.

Do I have to do anything special to the wall before I paint it to remove or cover up this sand textured paint?



05:07PM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes the texture will show through another coat of paint. I don't think removing the texture is practical. You will need to skim out the entire area with wallboard compound in order to get the wall back to a smooth finish. If all this seesm like alot of work you can use a flat finish on the wall and that will accent the texture less than a satin/eggshel finish will.


06:58AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 09/04/05
8 lifetime posts
Just a follow-up...

We spoke to a woman at Lowe's Paint area that suggested we paint over the wall with two coats of a primer. She said that would smooth out the texture and allow us to paint over the wall.


07:33AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
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With all due respect to the lady at Lowes, the earlier advice to skim coat by 5slb6 was correct. The primer is usually a thick paint. It builds up the voids between the texture, and the texture itself. It will not eliminate texture, just rounds it off. Skim coating is fairly easy to do. You could also do a spatter texture (orange peel or knockdown) which would cover and conceal the sand texture. Consider it.


11:07AM | 11/26/13
what does 5slb6 mean?


11:11AM | 12/22/15
The question was how to PAINT over it. I have the same problem and I am not going to become a drywaller to fix it. I am going to PAINT over it. I'm hoping someone will answer the question asked.


11:55PM | 01/14/16
Skim Coat is the answer to the question.



11:09PM | 03/09/16
Let me go in another direction. I have a sand textured painted wall and like it. It needs a fresh coat of paint, but the "sand paint kit" that I originally used was not latex. How do I paint over it and not present a latex cover-up? What type of paint is used in a sand paint kit?


07:04PM | 04/09/16
I was advised to water down joint compound to paint consistency and roll it on then prime and paint.


12:16PM | 06/01/16
We want to remove the sand texture and repaint our LR. One area has been peeling for years. Can't we use a belt-sander to remove the grit? Thank you.
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