Can You Suggest How I Can Update this Room with Stucco Walls and Brick Veneers?


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Old 09-07-12, 10:46 AM
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Can You Suggest How I Can Update this Room with Stucco Walls and Brick Veneers?

This is my living room. Originally, I was going to remove all the walls and ceilings and have new drywall put up. This psuedo stucco treatment seems dated to me. The other wall has brick veneers. I don't mind the brick so much, I think it creates some visual interest. I can't afford to remove and replace the drywall right now, but I think the room needs an update.


I just want to get ideas as to how I might be able to update the look of this room without tearing down the walls and putting up new drywall.


If I leave the color of the brick the way it is, I feel like I am limited in the paint colors I can choose for the other walls and ceilings.


Maybe I could get a heavy duty sander, and just sand the stucco down some? Or maybe I could add some filler material into the stucco walls to make the stucco less intense?


The room has wood floors.


I would like some advice on suggested treatments, suggested colors, whether I should paint the faux brick, etc. Thank you for your insight.
 
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Old 09-07-12, 11:43 AM
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I'd scrape the stucco off best I could, skim coat the walls, sand, prime and paint.
 
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What would you use to scrape the stucco off? I don't know if this makes a difference, But I believe it was actually a textured roller and paint that created this appearance. By doing it the way you suggest, will I still end up with walls/ceilings that have some texture to them? They won't end up perfectly smooth, right?
 
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Old 09-07-12, 11:55 AM
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A stiff wide putty knife would probably work the best. The main thing is to remove most of the high spots and then apply a thin layer of joint compound to make the wall slick.

It would be difficult to just remove some of the texture and have it look uniform/good but it might be possible.
 
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IMO, it would be easier to skim coat the walls smooth and then add new texture than to try to leave some of what you have now.
 
 

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