Originally Posted by Allnewtoday
I'm trying to get textured ugly paint off walls. I was told that I can sand down the big peaks, then get a wall filler to smooth out the rest and paint over that. Can anyone give me the name of this wall filler? the Sherwin Williams paint people don't seem to know about it, and I don't know what to look for. Is it just Plaster of Paris or called something else? What brand would you "pros" suggest? :P
This is a big project but well worthwhile. I just did it to a room in my house. I did the first coat with Durabond setting compound - second coat with beadex lite joint compound, and now I am lightly skimming and touching up with beadex lite topping compound. Be sure to get a good set of knives,(you will need good ones to get the corners right) a decent pole sander and a trough - it could be a very
tedious job without decent tools.
Side note: People who are expecting need to be MUCH, MUCH more aware of lead than other adults. If there is a chance that any sanding on your textured walls could stir up lead dust, I would seriously just leave them alone and paint over them.