Remove thick painted texture on walls

Old 04-17-14, 12:58 PM
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Remove thick painted texture on walls


I am new to this forum and hopefully someone can give me some advice. I recently purchased a 1920s home that was renovated in 2008. The kitchen has a horrible paint job. Its a very thick paint that was applied in 3 colors to create a texture. To me it looks like someone slapped peanut butter all over the walls. Not sure if its oil or latex paint, but it looks very thick. I realize the best way to flatten these walls may be to skim coat, but can anyone give me advice on the best way to approach this? Should I seal the walls with primer, then skim coat, sand, prime & paint? Or sand and then start skim coating? Any advice is appreciated!

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Old 04-17-14, 02:14 PM
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It looks like the texture was done with joint compound and then instead of prime and paint, they just applied a glaze type coating over it. More than likely all you need to do is give it a quick sand with 80 grit and then apply your skim coat. It would be nice to rule out oil base coatings -

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