painting on rough walls


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Old 12-05-02, 12:54 PM
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painting on rough walls

I have recently repaired my gyproc walls and though I sand it down, it is still quite uneven and rough. Does anyone have any easy painting techniques or ideas i can use to try to repaint this uneven surface. My walls are 20 years old and have been repainted twice. Thanks for any input.
 
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Old 12-05-02, 06:21 PM
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Painting uneven walls

Textured paint, dark colors, and some of the faux painting techniques can disguise uneven walls.
 
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Old 12-06-02, 07:34 PM
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Below is a link to an excellent article on how to make a rough wall smooth:

http://www.wallliner.com/why2.html

It is obviously well written and the author must be a pro!
 
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Old 12-08-02, 11:28 PM
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I have some uneven/wavy walls too. I used sandpaint along with a 5" putty knife to create a stucco look. I thickened up the paint with more sand until I got the thickness desired, tinted the paint, and after the wall was painted I knocked off the high spots. I also wayne scoted the bottom with rustic pine and chair rail. It looks great, and attracts attention. You cant see the wavyness anymore.
 
 

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