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too much spackle

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07-18-06, 07:50 AM   #1  
too much spackle

I really messed up! When we moved into our home, it was top to bottom wallpaper in every room and I peeled it all off except the living room. It was impossible to get the under-layer off, so I spackled the lines where the paper met. Unfortunately we didn't sand the spackle down enough and I primed and pained over the walls. Now we have striped walls because that room gets so much light you can see every bump of spackle. Should we sand it down again through the paint, primer, etc. or try to put another layer of mud on the walls ? Should we "cut out" the stripes of spackle and start over? It is 3 walls total. HELP!!!!

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07-18-06, 08:18 AM   #2  
Paint is difficult to sand. I would recommend skim coating the wall with joint compound and sanding that smooth before priming and painting again.

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07-18-06, 10:29 AM   #3  
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It is possible that if you didn't prime the spackle that may be some of the cause. You might be able to sand some, respackle, sand, prime and then paint. Defects will show less with flat paint.

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