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oddsbodikins
Getting rid of knockdown texture... Is it possible?

I have this hideous knockdown/orangepeel wall texture sprayed on every wall/ceiling of my house. I believe it was done to try to cover up a bad taping/mud job. I don't like it and want to know if anyone could advise me on how to get rid of it. Sadly, it is painted with latex paint already. Any advice on this is welcome!! Thanks in advance!!

A. Spruce
Re: Getting rid of knockdown texture... Is it possible?

The only thing you'll be able to do is to float it smooth with drywall compound and then either leave it be or retexture with a texture you prefer.

You are correct, texture is used to hide less than perfect taping/mudding of joints and fasteners, and when it's used to cover a bad job, it tends to be extremely thick and heavy, which is an unattractive texture indeed. When walls are properly taped and filled, then it only takes an ever so slight texture to hide minor imperfections from the eye.

dj1
Re: Getting rid of knockdown texture... Is it possible?

The fact that it's painted over makes it more difficult to remove.
Skim coating is an easier solution, with better results.

Clarence
Re: Getting rid of knockdown texture... Is it possible?

Use an angle plane to knock down all the high spots.
This tool will leave a smooth surface than skim as advised earlier.
You will find the tool where plastering tools are sold.

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