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toastandjam 08-23-2013 01:18 AM

Fixing texture
1 of my rooms had failing paint, such as I can pull sheets of it off, in the process of doing that but I then noticed that it looks like the previous owner put a skim coat about 12" wide around the entire room, about 2-3 feet from the ceiling as if to make it smooth for a wallpaper type border around the room.

Some areas are smoother than others but is there a real way to fix that?

joecaption 08-23-2013 07:58 AM

Got a picture of this texture?
A few choices, remove all the texture, shim coat the whole area to get it flat, or retexture the whole area.
Trying to match any texture is a challenge even for a pro.
Very possible someone painted that area instead of priming first with a real primer.
Just a primer and paint in one would just not work.

toastandjam 08-24-2013 07:09 PM

Tried to get a photo of the texture but the way the light reflected all the surface, it was hard to see.

Best way to describe it, think of someone taking spackle to fill a nail hole. Well it seems they took the entire contents of the container and spread it 12 inches width across the room.

Gymschu 08-24-2013 07:17 PM

Bout all you can do is what Joe recommended. Skim coat it with a couple coats of joint compound, sand, remove dust, prime, repaint. They likely ATTEMPTED that where the border was so the border would not telegraph the texture after being applied.

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