smoothing out stucco and spackle

Old 09-10-03, 12:36 PM
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smoothing out stucco and spackle

I've just moved into a new house with some rather ugly ceilings and walls. The ceilings are stucco and the walls are blueboard with a rough spackle. I would like to smooth the walls and ceilings out for painting. Can this be done without having to put up new drywall? How?
Old 09-10-03, 01:05 PM
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You can consider one of two approaches. If this is build with joint compound. You could wet the surface with a sprayer of water and scrape most of it off, then sand, etc. Or you could build on top of it with lightweight joint compound, then sand, etc.

Hope this helps.

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