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Skeletor916 01-05-2009 06:28 PM

Some crazy mud / plaster stuff on my walls in the new house
 
So here is a crappy cell phone camera picture of some of the walls in my new house. I would like to take this silly stuff off because it looks god awful, but have no clue where to start. I'm hoping that I won't have to pound out the whole wall and put up new sheetrock, but if that is the case then so be it. Ideas?

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8...9153037mf3.jpg

stubborn1 01-05-2009 07:16 PM

From the picture, it looks like someone did a texture job with drywall mud and a sponge. I've seen it on plenty of ceilings, just not on that many walls. Anyway, there is no easy way to get rid of it. I would knock off the high points with a scraper and then sand down the remainder to get a smooth surface.

bradnailer 01-06-2009 06:04 AM

Had a similar problem. I took a 12" drywall knife and knocked off all I could then did a skim coat of drywall compound to smooth the walls. Retextured and painted and it was good as new.


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