Lumpy bumpy drywall mud


Old 08-09-05, 08:11 AM
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Lumpy bumpy drywall mud

I have a bathroom with the lumpiest walls in the world. I think the previous owners used drywall mud to attempt a venetian plaster look. Unfortunately it doesn't look like venetian plaster, it looks like a badly frosted cake!

Got any ideas on how to smooth it out? Will sanding work?
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Old 08-09-05, 08:49 AM
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You could sand it or add another layer of mud and make this one smooth.
Old 08-10-05, 05:55 AM
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IMO a skim coat of mud followed by a light sanding would be the easiest fix.
Old 08-10-05, 06:08 AM
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Skim coat and then lightly sand.

Trying to sand a painted wall is very difficult.

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