Drywall question


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Old 01-20-04, 06:39 AM
ddanco
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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.

Thanks a bunch
 
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Old 01-20-04, 02:29 PM
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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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Old 01-21-04, 04:50 AM
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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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Old 01-21-04, 07:24 AM
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Yes drywall mud is what you want to use and you can go over regular drywall.
 
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Old 01-21-04, 07:35 AM
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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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