03:17PM | 05/20/07
Member Since: 04/07/07
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Okay, which one of you experts can tell me how to get rid of the sand textured paint in one of our bedrooms?

Is there anything short of sanding, skiim coating, and/or a liter of gasoline and a match that I can do to lose that sand texture?

Thanks in advance!


04:26PM | 05/20/07
Member Since: 05/19/07
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I, too, have a whole houseful of sandpaint that I would like to get rid of. I need the same advice as k8davis. Thanks ahead!


08:04AM | 05/21/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
rip it all down and start over. That may actually be easier. otherwise, there are worse problems to have. Try painted wallpaper...arrrggghhhh


08:42AM | 05/22/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Hi guys,

No real quick solution here...

1) Sanding it off: A nightmare of elbow grease, sandpaper, & dust!!

2) Ripping it down: Welll...unless you need to do other wall remodeling...

3) The only practical solution:

* Prime-So skimcoat(s) can uniformly adhere.

* Hire a good skimcoater. For a truly quality job, a typical DIY would do more harm than good. Prob'ly take 2 visits/coats to get real smooth.

* A couple of sanding passes are needed here too though, but it goes fairly quick. All dust must be vacuumed off too.

* When coats are dried 2 days...PRIME AGAIN...Then 2 coats of your paint.

4) Are you sure you don't wanna "just live with it"?

Let us know how it goes!



05:36AM | 05/23/07
Member Since: 04/07/07
42 lifetime posts
"4) Are you sure you don't wanna "just live with it"?"

After these responses, I well may choose to live with it!

If so, I have to deal with the problems our former owners created:

They covered a couple of long cracks in the wall with spackle (didn't feather it smooth), then painted over it, sans sand in the paint. So we've 2 long areas that look like moles have tunneled up from the yard.

Must I sand these smooth, prime, then paint with our new color; adding sand to the paint covering the repaired mole tunnels?

Thanks so much!


08:52PM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Hi K8,

At most paint stores, there should be an "sand" additive...most likely in a packet or smaller box.

* I think the one our ACE has is made by Homax.

* There's 3 different sizes of grit too.

* For your "tunnels", pour a little bit of paint into a small container, & add a little "sand". Apply w/ a small roller, slightly feathering into existing texture as roller empties. Let strips dry. Examine the texture-match.

* It's better to take baby-steps with adding the texture-sand!

* Now apply 2 coats of paint without the additive. The strips should be pretty minimized now!

Hope it goes well!

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