||03-06-2008 02:59 PM
Certain thick textures allow you to get by with one coat over the tape. Orange peel is a very, very thin
texture. (It does not completely "blanket" a wall, the way thick-type textures do).
This is the reason why others have stated that, you must fully coat and sand all new drywall surfaces just as you would, for a smooth finish.
(When we have orange peel to do, we do not even tell our workers that it will be textured, otherwise, they will not attempt to get it as smooth...and it must be completely smooth and sanded prior to spray).