02:18PM | 08/12/06
Member Since: 08/11/06
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We recently removed wallpaper from our kitchen walls. There was three layers to get through. There are a number of places that are very rough even after we compounded and sanded the walls. It helped but to get them as smooth as they need to be will be way too tedious and time-consuming. I really want to texturize the walls with joint compound and then just pick my pain color. I'm not sure how to go about doing this? What is the best way to pattern it? Does it have to be treated after it has dried but before it is painted? Any suggestions or direction in this regard would be greatly appreciated. I love these projects and I know what I want to do I just never know how to accomplish what I envision as the end result! Thank you for your time!


04:43PM | 08/14/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You can do the texture with a regular long nap roller (1" to 1 1/4") or a texture roller that sort of looks like a door mat. You can leave the texture or you can go over it with a wide joint knife to knock the texture down. Once you have textured the wall you should prime it with an acrylic latex primer and finish with the latex flat paint.
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