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Old 06-15-05, 11:04 AM
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Hi, I have a problem with my newly remodeled bathroom wall texture. My brother did the wall texture and paint, and it looks like he mixed in popcorn texture and mud into the paint the scraped it on with a trowel. The wall looked like a poorly textured ceiling! We scraped off all the raised surfaces then went to paint. The original color was blue, and you couldn't see all the faults. Well, we want to paint it a cream color, and when we started putting on the paint, all the irregularity jumped right out. There is no consitant pattern. There are large circular swirls, straight scrapes, and deep lines. So my question is, what would be the easiest way to re-turture so there is some uniformity. The bath and shower enclosures are a rose marble, and we wanteed a classy look, not a trashy one...
 
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Old 06-15-05, 11:57 AM
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hi
you could re mud the wall and sand it smooth
or skim coat it.
you can read this
http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projec...all/drwl_7.htm
and this
http://www.finestone.cc/document%20p...im_coat_pb.pdf

good luck
 
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Old 06-15-05, 06:29 PM
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I agree with pgtek. Even if you want textured walls you have to have a relatively smooth and uniform surface to apply it to.
 

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Old 06-15-05, 07:10 PM
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thanksfor the advise

thanks a bunch! I kinda figured I'd have to go back to the begining.

With a clean slate, what sort of texture would you all recommend for rose marble and cherry-wood cabinets ( the floor is a mixed blue ociania ceramic tile).

i thought a mock-stucco might be nice, but it may be too much. The walls are very irregular, and there is a fairly large skylight in the ceiling over the toilet and extending to the edge of the jet-tub.
 
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Old 06-16-05, 05:37 AM
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I'm not to kean on stucco or any king of texture in a bathroom.
moisture and mildew is a big problem.
Either paint a faux finish
wallpaper
tile
or simply paint it

your choice your option

cheers

pf
 
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Old 06-16-05, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by xzephyrr
what sort of texture would you all recommend
I wouldn't. But thats just my opinion.

Texturing is typically a contractors way of doing things a little faster, instead of doing it right. They've even got people thinking its something special.
 
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Old 06-16-05, 08:08 PM
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Personally I have always liked the old 'skip trowel' and the more recent knock down texture. But as bigmtk said a lot of builders and finshers will use it to hide a not so good finish job.
 
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Old 06-22-05, 07:26 PM
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I prefer a smooth bathroom ceiling. If mold and mildew are issues, you will have an easier time of cleaning and disinfecting. Oil-based paint tends to be more washable and scrubbable.
 
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