Knocking down drywall texture

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Old 04-20-19, 08:39 AM
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Knocking down drywall texture

In a new house that needs love.

In one room, the texture is too much. Itís too pointy for lack of a better word. Perhaps when it was done, they didnít knock it down before it dried.

Itís got at least two coats of paint on it right now. I am getting ready to repaint it.

Is it is simple as going over it with a drywall screen to knock it down and then prime it and paint it?

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Old 04-20-19, 01:11 PM
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You may be able to knock down the tips with a sanding pole. A little hard to say without seeing it and you won't know until you try.
 
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Old 04-20-19, 01:27 PM
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Any risk about trying that I should be aware of short of overdoing it and having to redo all the texture?
 
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Old 04-20-19, 02:50 PM
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Shouldn't be any risk, since the texture is already painted it's harder to mar the overall texture. Start out slow and speed up as you gain confidence in your technique.
 
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Old 04-20-19, 03:41 PM
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I did the same in the LR (living room) ...but knocked it all down. Had to do a repair so I decided to take it all down (our heat vents are in the ceiling too). Its been textured since '84 on plaster and lathe ceiling, not drywall, so I could go a little rough. I used a flat stiff floor trowel and got it pretty flat, then skim coated a few times. Not perfect but at least there's no texture. In the DR, I just knocked it down to a 'smoother' bump shall we say and painted..
So if your ceiling is drywall, go easy at first as Marksr suggests.
Lets us know how it goes.
 
 

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