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Old 03-11-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Texture over Painted Texture

Iím currently repairing a water damaged ceiling that will require couple of patches and in other areas just peeling paint. Since overall about 1/3 of the area will be affected I can see trying to match the lightly brushed textured look would be a nightmare, so I want to re-texture the whole ceiling.

1) Is there a problem applying new texture over old painted texture after peeling the water damaged paint back as far as I can?

2) Since the original is a very lightly brushed texture that flows from this room into another (that Iím trying to match) can I thin down the compound to the point were I can roll it on and then try to achieve the brushed look?

Any help would be appreciated,


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Pictures would be very helpful.

some textures can be very difficult to get close.


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Make sure to prime before you do anything else so the new texture has something to stick to. You might try the texturing technique out on some drywall scraps before taking on the ceiling to see what tools you are really going to need?
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You'll probably need to scrape/sand the texture as best you can then skim coat to get the surface "reasonably" smooth. Then re-texture. Just going over what's there won't do well. The old pattern will "telegraph" through unless you make the new texture MUCH heavier. As Bob said, a picture would help....
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