Redoing texture to wall

Old 01-17-07, 05:52 PM
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Question Redoing texture to wall

I removed a large full wall mirror and underneath it I noticed that some of the top layer of sheetrock had pulled off, or at least the paint/texture. The texture is messed up in several places some of them large. This is a small bathroom and all the walls are textured in a rough way, large peaks. I tried to duplicate it with joint compound, but it doesn' look the same or good at all! I don't want to rent anything for a very small bathroom, with only one wall basically. So if I sand down the whole thing, is there anything else I can do as far as texture goes? Is sanding down the whole thing my only option?
Old 01-17-07, 07:57 PM
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texture to wall

getting the texture to match can be tricky It depends on what the original tradesman used, in the old days a lot of the rougher surface was done with a sponge. different sponges.give different finishes I had a lady that worked for me that got pretty good at it. Now she is an electrician making $40 per hour. Chris had an assortment of brushes, sponges cloths, plastic grocery pags wadded up. trowels, putty knives to daub with the texture compound then dab onto the walls. some times they added sand or fluff to the top coat mixture.
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35 or so yrs ago it wasn't uncommon for texture to be rolled on the lower priced homes. All textures can be duplicated but helps to know how the original texture was mixed and applied. Can you post a pic?

If you decide to completely redo the walls, you can scrape and sand it somewhat smooth and then skim coat.

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