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01-29-08, 05:44 PM   #1  
Smoothing

We are at the end of a bathroom remodel. We had to replace half with new sheetrock. The remaining half had the normal texture. Knowing what a nightmare it is to match texture, we opted to coat the textured wall with plaster and sand in an attempt to have a smooth surface.
This came out OK, not as smooth as I had hoped. The worst is there are still areas that are not smooth, especially the inside corners of the new sheet rock.
Is there a trick to smoothing the inside corners?
Is there a better technique to remove or smooth existing texture?

We will be sponging painting when done. And I'm ready to be done!!!

 
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01-30-08, 05:52 AM   #2  
Are you sanding with a pole sander or something that holds the sandpaper flat?

You may need to apply another thin layer of joint compound to the affected areas and resand when dry.


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01-30-08, 08:51 AM   #3  
Sander

We rented a flat sander from HD. Worked good for the large areas. Its the darn inside corners. We had applied compound on the inside seam of the corners. Just don't know how to smooth tight into the corner. Guess it is just going to take a lot of elbow work, huh?

 
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01-30-08, 11:12 AM   #4  
IMO it's easiest to apply the mud to one side only, let it dry and do the other side of the corner. You may find using one of those flexable sanding blocks helpfull in the corner. Get the one that has a grit on 4 sides.


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