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Old 08-10-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Can spraying orange peel cover up a knock down textured wall?


We have a 1 1/2 story Victorian that has knockdown textured walls throughout. I would like smooth walls more in keeping with the home's style, but it would be very expensive to have that done and my husband and I are not talented in that department. Can orange peel be sprayed on to cover and smooth the appearance of the stucco-like wall?

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Can spraying orange peel cover up a knock down textured wall?


Orange peel is a much "lighter" texture than knock down. No it won't cover unfortunately.

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Can spraying orange peel cover up a knock down textured wall?


I assure you, you can do it yourself, it just takes time (lots of it). My boyfriend and I have a rougher more rigid type of texture than knock down and we are skim coating over it. Neither one of us has done it before either. We are on coat #4 of drywall compound and we are seeing nice smooth surfaces. It has taken us about 2-3 weeks doing it between 2-6 hours a day ( although we did miss a day here or there) The final result is worth it though.
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Can spraying orange peel cover up a knock down textured wall?


Interestingly enough, knockdown over orange peel is a finish I use quite a bit (discovered it by accident when I did some orange peel that was really supposed to be knockdown), and it is sharp, filling in a lot of the "dead", flat spaces. I've never tried it the other way around.
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