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Old 10-24-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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orange peel or knock down?? or smoth??


I AM REMOD 1932 COTTAGE PANAMA CITY FLA,I HAVE KNOCKED DOWN FINNISHED KITCHEN,FRONT BEDROOM.I CAINT MAKE UP MY MIND;TO KNOCK DOWN LIVING ROOM THE SAME???OR SMOTH FINNISH IN LIVING ROOM AND KNOCK DOWN EVERY WEAR ELES??WHATS THE MOST IN THING NOW??? IN 300,000 HOMES NEAR WATER.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:47 AM   #2
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I guess the decision is up to you. Given the vintage of your place and the fact that everything else is textured (is it drywall or plaster by the way, not that it matters) you may want to carry that through. Just remember that committing to a texture means you will have to maintain it to look right should you experience cracks or have to patch it for whatever reason.

I assume you have new drywall to texture? Definitely do yourself a favor and double check all your tape joints, metal corners, etc. It seems like a high number of posts on this site have to do with them coming loose and pulling apart the texture along with them. Prime your walls before texturing for best results. Prime everything again before you paint---with two coats of finish.

And remember, a textured surface is going to trap more cigarette smoke/tar, dirt/dust, etc. just because there is more surface area. The higher the sheen of the paint you choose, the more any imperfections will show.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Thanks the guy & girl sheetrock team 3rd day in house we just finnised bar knock down;kitchen kd,front bd kd.and shot ceilling in small bath.i think i am going to smoth 2 walls in living room and have one accent wall. Yes it is all new sheet rock.
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