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Best way to remove texture that has been painted.

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05-10-10, 09:06 AM   #1  
Best way to remove texture that has been painted.

Mostly lurk because most of the people here know more than I do.

My wife is wanting to re-do parts of the house. I've got a couple of other questions going in other sections.

One of the things she's wanting to do is wallpaper some walls. They are textured (the owner before me did it and the texture has a very pointy/rough texture)

AND they were painted with semi-gloss latex enamel.

Other than paying someone else to do it, what's the best and/or easiest way to the wall down smooth?


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05-10-10, 02:26 PM   #2  
There really isn't an easy way best bet is to scrape what you can and then float a coat or two of joint compound over the wall. Then sand a little, remove dust and prime with a good latex [or oil] enamel undercoater. That should give you a good base for the wallpaper.

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