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Retexturing a wall after removing wall paper

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Old 07-29-12, 01:21 PM
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Retexturing a wall after removing wall paper

Hi,

I have a bedroom that had wall paper on 2 walls and orange peel texture on the other 2. I wanted to match the orange peel texture on the existing walls. Those walls are smooth to the touch. After removing the wall paper I hired someone to do the texturing with the job description of matching the other 2 walls. The 2 walls that were re-retextured are really rough, if you rub bare skin against it with some pressure you will get some scraps. Furthermore, they really don't look the same, it looks closer to popcorn than orange peel.

I have talked to the contractor and said that I don't believe the walls match and am not happy with the end result. He is obviously disagreeing with me. I have never retextured walls before. Am I being unreasonable?

And now, how do it fix it?

Thanks!
 
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Old 07-29-12, 01:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Spraying orange peel texture is fairly simple, I don't know why the contractor had problems matching it.... and I've never encountered orange peel that was rough

It should be a simple matter to sand the walls [it's possible that will be enough] and retexture.
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Old 07-29-12, 02:19 PM
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Orbital sander?

Thanks!

I thought it would be easy too, not sure what went wrong, obviously I choose the wrong person for the job.

Can I use an orbital sander? There is a coat of primer on the walls at this point as well.

Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 07-30-12, 04:29 AM
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The primer makes sanding more difficult. Using an electric sander will likely gum up the sandpaper. It heats up and melts the latex primer/paint..... but it won't hurt to try and see how that goes.

I assume you've already paid the contractor ??
 
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Old 07-30-12, 05:44 AM
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If you haven't paid the contractor, have them come out and fix this. If you have, well, I hope you've learned something....
 
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