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01-20-04, 05:39 AM   #1  
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Drywall question

Hello,

I am about ready to stall hanging drywall in my basement. My question is:

I do not want a smooth finish on my walls, I like the plaster id, but what I don't understand is do you have to have a certain type of drywall hung in order to have plaster over top of it?? Someone at work told me that and I didn't understand. Also is there a type of paint that is out there that allows you to easily plaster a wall??? Kind've new at this. Some links to websites would be a big help.

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01-20-04, 01:29 PM   #2  
If you are going to put real plaster on the lid then, yes, you do have to hang blue board or apply a plaster bonder. IF you are just going to put texture on with drywall mud then no bonder is needed.

 
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01-21-04, 03:50 AM   #3  
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Is the drywall mud what is typically used? In most of rooms in the rest of my house my walls have a texture that looks like a fan swipe all over the walls. Is drywall mud what was used and if so I can put this on the typicall sheet of drywall you buy at Lowes, Home Depot etc????

 
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01-21-04, 06:24 AM   #4  
Yes drywall mud is what you want to use and you can go over regular drywall.

 
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01-21-04, 06:35 AM   #5  
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Thanks a bunch, is the "fan" technique pretty easy to do and what is the official name for it??? Thanks

 
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