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fburke 07-26-2007 08:21 PM

Thick Paint to help amateur Drywall Job
I did some drywall work in a hallway and let just say it looks ok but not perfect.

I was wondering if there is a thick paint available that I could use to cover my blemishes. :wink:

It doesn’t look too bad you can see some lined from my taping knife that will smooth out but still a little help would be a good idea.


redline 07-26-2007 08:29 PM

They have texture paint to cover up minor flaws but it may be in your best interest to spend a little more time and get the walls to look better.

How many coats of compound did you apply?

What are the flaws that need to be fixed?

fburke 07-26-2007 08:54 PM

The wall was in pretty rough shape lots of glue from wall paper I got off as much as I could and the lower portion was paneled and they used glue to stick it to the wall..

I skimmed coated it to the best of my ability but it’s far from perfect it’s a stair well so it’s a difficult area to work in, I’m not looking for perfection at this point just presentable.

I just bought another house and I am moving out next month and I just rented this unit so I just need it to look presentable for my new tenants.

redline 07-27-2007 12:18 PM

Is this wall drywall or plaster and lath?

how large of a wall area is this?

HiFi 07-29-2007 12:40 AM

DEpends upon the type of wall.what is the type U have.and what is the coulur.bcs darker colour and lighter colour needs to be dealt with diffrently

troubleseeker 07-29-2007 08:35 PM

Do some extra work on the drywall. you cannot hide bad drywall work with any amount of paint.

Da Vinci 07-29-2007 09:31 PM


Originally Posted by troubleseeker (Post 55179)
Do some extra work on the drywall. you cannot hide bad drywall work with any amount of paint.

I agree- no paint is thick enough to hide a bad patch job. That being said, painting everything off-white, will help. The cheaper the paint the better, because the more expensive flats still have a slight sheen due to the quality and resins. The cheap stuff has lots of fillers that actually make it even more flat.

But patching would be best...

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