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Old 11-14-16, 03:45 PM
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Installing Shiplap over "Textured" Walls

Hello,

Our house has had a lot of owners before us, and one of the strangest choices was made in our family room. 2 of the walls here all have a very thick "texture" applied to them, in the form of big swirls. I am not sure what material was used to create these swirls. The swirls are perhaps 1 to 2 feet in diameter, and are half an inch-thick in some places. I have heard that it was also originally painted to look like "starry night", but has since been recovered with the same paint as the rest of the room.

In any case, my wife is really tired of looking at those swirls, so we are thinking of trying to cover it with something else. Ideally, she wants to put shiplap on these walls. My question is, can we install the shiplap right on top of these swirls? They are so thick that I worry the boards might be uneven when we press them against the wall. Do we need to scrape the texture off first?

Thank you for any advice!
 
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Old 11-14-16, 04:23 PM
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Can you post a picture?
I agree with you, the texture needs to go first.
Really set on shiplap?
Anytime I see that on a wall all I can think of is when some DIY adds on a porch and was to lazy to remove the siding first.
Personal choice I guess.
 
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Old 11-14-16, 05:34 PM
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Sounds like Venetian plaster. I think you might be ahead of the game if you remove the plaster from the walls and replace it with drywall. If you are adding another layer, you will want to determine what final thickness is going to work best with your trim and electrical outlets.
 
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Old 11-15-16, 04:01 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Unless you are sold on putting up shiplap, scraping the texture and skim coating the walls is another option. Pics would help us better understand what you have - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 11-16-16, 02:06 PM
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Hey all,

Thanks for the advice, it sounds like we would probably want to remove the texture before doing anything ( if we don't redo the entire sheetrocking ). Here are some pictures, as requested; I have a few distances so you get get a sense of the scale.

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Old 11-16-16, 02:21 PM
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OK, I can see the Starry Night reference but wow, that is ugly.

Have you tried to see if it can reasonably be scraped off? My guess would be it cannot.

What is actually under this - sheetrock or something else?
 
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Old 11-16-16, 03:10 PM
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I'd scrape off what I could and then skim coat the walls. The more high spots you can scrape down the less mud/work it will take to skim coat.
 
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