textured walls


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Old 11-25-00, 09:20 AM
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How do I texture a wall to give a "mud like" rough appearance prior to painting it and then how would I paint it?
 
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Old 11-25-00, 02:47 PM
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haileytex, there are many many types of texture, the most common for walls being splatter(orange peel is a small splatter), splatter and drag, crows foot, roll on, and skip trowel. I would suggest getting a pro to do the texture and you can paint.

If texture wiz sees this post he will direct you to the Mud Dobbler http://www.mud-dobber.com , if you do it yourself I would also recomend this or simular.

As far as painting, I will recomend useing brush and rolling, be sure to prime the walls with a latex (or water based) drywall primer before painting, you can find lots of tips and how-to's here http://doityourself.com/paint/index.htm


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Old 11-26-00, 02:42 AM
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Actually I remoldeled my bathroom. The walls were all messed up from patches and a prior faux paint job. I used white thinset, die and a trowel, Mixing three different buckets of thinset with three different colors I applied to the wall and ended up with a beautiful wall. I did have to lightly mist with water for three straight days to keep from cracking
 
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Old 02-27-01, 12:25 PM
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Hehe...

Yeah, I would recommend the mud-dobber, or, as chipfo suggested hiring someone.

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3 Days of misting!! what a pain in the you-know-what!

Good Luck!
 
 

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