how can I hide paint lines


Old 01-09-16, 01:56 PM
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how can I hide paint lines

I have a wall that has a painted design on it. My room mate does not like the pattern due to it being very busy. Normally I wouldn't have an issue to just paint over it but I see an issue. The pattern has raised lines due to taping the pattern design and multiple layers of paint. What can I do to hide these lines so they won't show through the new paint? Would like to avoid having to sand the wall down, re-texturing and starting over.
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Old 01-09-16, 02:02 PM
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The only sure fire way to keep the design from telegraphing thru the new paint is to either sand it off or skim coat over it .... I prefer the latter.

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Old 01-11-16, 08:45 AM
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You don't have to sand the whole thing, just the edges/transitions. Granted, I can't see it and it's possible the design is complex enough this doesn't help you at all.

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