Repairing flaking textured walls

Old 05-21-05, 03:50 PM
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Question Repairing flaking textured walls

In our garage in a house built in 1968 we have medium textured walls and ceiling. The texture is flaking off in some areas. These pieces are about 1/16th inch thick, and there appears to be smooth plaster in good shape behind the textured coat. Is this texture just a skim coat with a texture added? What is the simplest way to do the repairs and restore texture?
Old 05-22-05, 09:57 AM
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With out seeing it I assume that it is a sprayed on texture. It peeled because of moisture issues. Being in the garage it probably didn't get painted as often as it should and with no heat the air tends to have a higher moisture content [at least from time to time]. You need to scrape off all loose texture. If the surface is chaulky it will need to be primed. Then new texture needs to be applied similiar to what is on there now. Textures are applied in different mannners with different looks. Some texture is rolled on [and usually stomped with brush] some sprayed only and some sprayed and knocked down with a wide knife. Depending on the type of texture that is on there you may be able to thin down joint compound and apply it with a sponge. You might experment on some scrap drywall [even cardboard might work] to see if you can duplicate the texture that you have.

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