||09-08-2009 06:40 PM
Sprayed Wall Texture Not Durable & Chipping?
K. I sprayed the entire upstairs of our home about 10 years ago using basically watered down joint compound then painted everything. The problem that we are having is that it is not durable whatsoever. Just the slightest bump or scrape will knock a hunk off. It's really noticeable since the walls are a beige/brown and every nick shows bright white. Over the years it's starting to look pretty bad where the kiddo is the busiest. I'm not new to any home repairs but did I miss something? I know some folks like to primer before or after the texture but I didn't think it was needed if I just threw on a couple coats of what I thought was decent latex. Could it be bad or cheap paint that we used? Someone told me that they dumped primer in with the mud. That just seems like a horrible mess. Anyway, any tips would be great for the next texture job. Plus whatever I can do to preserve what's upstairs on the walls...would some expensive top of the line latex help out?