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deanhuwe 07-12-2012 11:35 AM

Can I sand down my trowel textured walls and repaint them without having to retexture them?
 
I have the heavy trowel textured walls in my house that I have been told are dating my house. Is it easy to sand them down? If I do sand them down, do I have to retexture or can I just paint the newly sanded walls?

Windows 07-12-2012 12:39 PM

Without seeing the texture it is hard to say for sure, but I have found it is virtually impossible to sand even small texture flat and have it look good without extensive skim coating.

joecaption 07-12-2012 01:26 PM

There's several ways to do it depending on how deep the texture is.
Skim coating, going over it with 1/4" sheetrock, riping it all down and starting over.

Brushjockey 07-12-2012 02:01 PM

Joe- we're making progress with you!!
At least you admit there is another way other than a tear out!

lol

:thumbsup:

IMO- get a good taper and he'll make short work of resurfacing, and he'll be worth every nickel. For someone who knows what they're doing it is just a day at the office.

Get a bad taper and, well. no.

chrisn 07-12-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 964124)
Joe- we're making progress with you!!
At least you admit there is another way other than a tear out!

lol

:thumbsup:

IMO- get a good taper and he'll make short work of resurfacing, and he'll be worth every nickel. For someone who knows what they're doing it is just a day at the office.

Get a bad taper and, well. no.


2 other ways at that:laughing:


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