Paint in Joint Compound for Texture?


Old 03-12-09, 07:15 PM
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Paint in Joint Compound for Texture?

I bought an older home where the previous owners did a terrible job putting sheetrock over the shiplapped walls. I've finished 3 rooms, floating and repairing the walls. The walls were already painted white.

Can I put a small amount of paint in my joint compound so I can see how the texture is dispersed over the walls? I'm spraying an orange peel texture on.

I will still kiltz the walls before painting, I just want to be able to really see where I've been with the texture.


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Old 03-13-09, 03:48 AM
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Yes, paint is often used to "color" joint compound.

There are better primers available than kilz.

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