I have a problem, and could use some help

Old 04-23-10, 09:10 AM
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Hi all. A few years ago, we allowed our teenage daughter, to paint her own room. Which also happens to be our attic. Well she has since moved out and now I want to repaint the entire room (about 400sf). Our problem is the way she painted. She first painted a base coat, and then applied another color by "splashing" it on the walls for a splattered look. It is impossible to just paint over it bacause of the "splatters" showing through. I thought maybe about scraping it, but all it does is pull off both paints leaing divits.....then I thought about sanding it down, but my God....it is a huge room for that. Does anyone have any other ideas that I could use to cover it up, and just have normal looking walls again? I sure would appreciate any help. TIA
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Latex paint doesn't sand well, especially when it's on drywall. The best way to fix it would be to skim a thin coat of joint compound over the wall [or offending areas] sand when dry, prime and paint.
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You could skim coat the entire room or do a plaster look. Both will cost more than just painting but unless you are willing to work the splatters off I think you are out of luck! I decided to paint our living room myself with some of that texture paint, didn't use the texture with mud thank goodness. It looked really nice at the store but not in my living room! What was I thinking? Well my intent was to cover up any mars and defects on our old walls. My husband had to call a painter **** to come fix my work. I got what I wanted in the end, looks wonderful but that's because I didn't do it. I would practice quite a bit first, not on your walls!

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