Painting over a heavily textured wall

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Old 02-14-06, 04:57 PM
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Painting over a heavily textured wall

The previous owner of our house did something horrid to the 1/2 bath downstairs. It looks like she put joint compound mixed with sand and applied it to the drywall with a huge stiff brush. I'll bet I'm not too far off on her application process. Then she painted it 3 different colors (not to mention the leapard print border). The joint compound is so thick I don't think it's possible to smooth it out and the texture makes the bathroom feel cramped - not to meniton it's flat out ugly. I have no idea how to remedy the situation. It's so awful. Any ideas?

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April
 
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Old 02-16-06, 12:03 PM
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i moved your question from Wallpapering to this area, because it sounds like you probably need to just scrape/sand that stuff down.

good luck!
 
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Old 02-16-06, 01:11 PM
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tear it down!!!

tear it down!!! its probably easier to install new drywall but it can be done with a nice stiff strong wall scraper.
 
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