Removing painted drywall texture


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Old 11-23-22, 04:54 AM
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Removing painted drywall texture

Hi. I have a few walls with a thick painted texture. Trying to figure out the best way to remove it. Some of the texture is as large as 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the wall. Thanks.

 
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Old 11-23-22, 05:16 AM
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I'd scrape off what I could then skim coat, sand and prime.
 
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Old 11-23-22, 02:35 PM
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it's nothing more than a thick drywall compound. I removed one wall, not much good scarping did but heavy sandpaper, 60 grit, removed the most, then touched up with regular compound to flatten it out!
 
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Old 11-23-22, 03:02 PM
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It could be venetian plaster for all we know. No way to know until you scrape into it. Joint compound will be pretty soft and comparatively easy to scrape with a paint scraper. Plaster will be much harder.
 
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Thank you all. This is all very helpful
 
 

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