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Old 01-17-2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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Hi I need help please, I'm painting my daughters room for the first time. She has a textured wall and I need to know what the process is to paint it. Do I need to sand it? Primer it? I'm afraid the paint won't saty on I attached a picture that looks exactly like her wall, can someone please help me? Thanks in advance


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Old 01-17-2008, 07:35 AM   #2
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Mommy,
Your wall finish is called knock down texture. It is probably primed already. If it is clean just go ahead and paint. Figure about 25% more paint than a flat wall, use a long nap roller and take your time cutting in.

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Old 01-17-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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Is it new drywall? Newly applied texture?
If so, then as Minconst stated, it should be primed first, and that is all it should need for preparation before top coat painting.
If you are using a non-nuetral color (darker/brighter)...consider getting your primer tinted to match the top coat paint color. It will allow you to use less coats of finished paint to complete the walls.

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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great advice above. I would suggest a good grade of paint. (go to a paint store not a box store). Flat finish. tell them you have a single knock down on the walls now ( test with a lightly damp sponge and light pressure to see if it has been primed.) if sponge comes back with white on it... you will need to prime. The store should fix you up with proper roller etc...
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:25 AM   #5
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great advice above. I would suggest a good grade of paint. (go to a paint store not a box store).

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Old 01-19-2008, 01:12 AM   #6
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Thank you for all your great advice, it was all very helpful and now I know what I'm doing, I am glad I found this website it is now on my favorites. My walls are ready to be painted. Thank you

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