Removing Sand Textured Paint

Old 01-21-07, 07:01 PM
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Question Removing Sand Textured Paint

Any suggestions on how to remove sand textured paint from a wall? We are not experienced enough to do a skim coat and it is expensive to get a professional to do it around here. Thanks!
Old 01-21-07, 08:36 PM
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Scrape as much as possible off with putty knives (preferably the larger ones)
Then power sand as much as possible off (preferably a random orbital with rough grit paper...100 or 120)
Possibly re-sand with 180, though that might not be helpful as...
You'll still need to skim coat what's left, as there will be either little bumps or little holes left
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There really isn't a good reason to be afraid of applying a skim coat. A whole wall/room might be intimidating but I'm sure you wouldn't have any problem skim coating a small square Just break the wall up into multiple managable squares. Using a checkboard pattern you can skim an entire wall and go back and "fill in" the blanks when the mud is dry. A light sanding will remove any discrepencies in the skim coat.

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