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Old 10-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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I have several walls that have circles and stripes painted on them. They were painted very poorly, there is a definite edge that would show up if you just rolled paint over them. There is an orange peel texture on the walls. Trying to figure how to knock down the edges before painting. Any suggestions short of retexturing walls would be appreciated.

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Ugg. Is redoing the stripes in a color you like an option? Reason being there is no easy way to get rid of the lines.

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No more lines, want solid color.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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Ya, I hear ya. I would probably attempt to just sand it at first to see how it goes. Not all latex paints and finsihes will sand the same. If that seems to be taking a while then I would opt to skim coat it with joint compund.
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I'll probably have to spray orange peel to hide edges. It would be nice if someone made a heavy paint that would cover everything. Guess one could mix some mud in with some primer, maybe that would do the trick.
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If the repair is thick enough to cover ridges it's thick enough to cover texture. I don't know the extent of the job but you can get a texture can and spray the edges, there isn't much to loose but the price of the can. It works much better if you heat it up. If it's a big job you should get a texture sprayer and practice with it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Don't know how proud the lines are of the surface but SW has a high build primer that may help the downside is you can only get it in a 5 gal. To use a deep nap roller like 3/4" also may be enough to hide the lines.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:36 AM   #8
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I tried that high build primer once and it was . I don't know if I had a bad batch or what, but it didn't work like I thought it would, never again.
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Paint lines on an orange peel texture is basically a nightmare scenario. Reapply orange peel texture if you want to keep it. Skim coat entire surface a couple times if you don't. Trying to fill in the paint edges with joint compound on a textured wall sounds hopelessly tedious.
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You need to sand down the area, sand the edge till it blends in, sand out away from the edge about 6" but a rattle can of Homax orange peel texture with the adjustable nozzle and re texture the area, prime and paint. To just put more texture on top of what's already there will just make it stand out more

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