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Old 10-16-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Anything to keep in mind with painting textured walls?


Unfortunately every wall in our home will have a texture (see pic below)



Though our texture isn't as significant as that picture, it's the same general look.

Will that make painting things more difficult (ie. needing to put more paint on) or easier (ie. not showing light patches on one coat of paint)?

Any other things to keep in mind with painting this sort of wall?

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Anything to keep in mind with painting textured walls?


The main thing is holidays. If you use a 3/4 roller be very thorough, go side to side and up and down. Coat a wall to your satisfaction, let it dry, look for the holidays. This will give you a better idea of how the holidays will appear.

Use a "thin" paint to get better coverage.

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Anything to keep in mind with painting textured walls?


Eh, what are "holidays"...in relation to painting?
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Anything to keep in mind with painting textured walls?


I know it sounds crazy ! but holidays are areas you have missed when rolling or brushing the paint on, depending on the existing colour and the new colour sometimes they are hard to spot,also it depends on the lighting conditions.

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Old 10-17-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Anything to keep in mind with painting textured walls?


Also, use a good 1/2" thick roller. It's actually easier to get a nice look with texture than it is with a perfectly smooth wall- you'll do great...

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