Removing textured wall paint

Old 01-25-06, 09:34 AM
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Removing textured wall paint

We have a very thick and deeply patterned kind of paint on our living room walls. Is there a way to remove it without gouging the sheetrock underneath? More specifically, is there a fast/easy way to do it? It's too thick to paint over or to put sheetrock on top of it. We'll either have to get it off or take the walls down to the studs and install new sheetrock. HELP!
Old 01-25-06, 09:39 AM
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i'm sure it's textured plaster or joint compound, that's been painted. i think you can mist/dampen it & remove it like you would that popcorn stuff on the ceiling, but it'd be easier & less messy to fill it in by skim coating with j/c.

but i'm not a pro in this area, so i'm moving this to the plaster forum........
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I doubt it can be washed off. You might try scraping [lightly] or sanding which might remove some of it. To get the walls smooth you will need to skim coat the walls. It may be a lot of work but is still easier [and less messy] than replacing the drywall.
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"Ditto Marksr"

Another option would be to sheath the wall with 1/4 or 3/8 drywall, although you will create a number of trim issues in doing so.

I home this helps.

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