texturing question


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Old 08-05-06, 03:29 PM
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texturing question

We are going to texture our walls and ceiling - we have a medium popcorn texture for the ceiling and a nonaggregated texture for the walls that we plan on spraying an orangepeel texture on. both are just bagged dry mixes, we'll have to mix them before use

my question is, should we prime both the ceiling and wall with a PVA primer before texturing them? from reading the instructions on the bag, it doesn't sound like you can mix anything but water with the texture powder, it says to not mix anything else with it, so i don't think i can put the primer in with the ceiling texture.

how should i be doing this?

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Old 08-05-06, 07:27 PM
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Paint can be added to the texture but doesn't have to be. Personally I prefer to shoot the texture, paint the ceilings [without primer] and prime the walls.

Painting the ceilings will hide any light spots [which is why some add paint] and IMO wall texture should always be primed - makes for a better paint job.
 
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Old 08-06-06, 03:23 PM
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so as far as priming goes i should definitely do that for the wall -should i prime before i spray the texture or after?

and on the bags of texture i bought it gives directions on approx. how much water to add to the mix to get the correct consistency. it also says something about not intermixing any other products with the mix. does this mean that i should not mix in any paint/primer with it?

thanks for your help
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Old 08-06-06, 05:03 PM
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The insturctions on the bag mean exactly what they say. Sometimes you have to break the rules.
 
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Old 08-07-06, 04:27 AM
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Occasionally walls need to be primed before texture [when there are adhesion issues] but the wall texture should always be primed.

Texture manufactures don't want anything but water added to the mix so they aren't liable for you mixing in anything that might not be compatable. IMO there really isn't any need to add paint to the texture since you will be priming and painting later.
 
 

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