Hello, all, I'm re-doing a bathroom in my house and I've got squat for
experience, I'm hoping y'all can help.
The drywall was finished, I *believe*
, by taking some kind of compound
and smearing it across the drywall and then, in a random pattern,
sticking a large, flat surface (maybe 4 x 9 I'm *totally*
here) against the soft compound and pulling it directly away
(perpendicular to the surface), leaving a series of dense, random, low
I want to eliminate this texture and go to what I'm seeing in "modern"
houses (my house was built in 1975) which is a random series of small
(less than 1/4 inch), low-rise dots (there is, I believe, some kind of
gun that shoots these little droplets of some compound that makes these
I don't know how far down to strip the ridges to make it appear
properly with the new texture, for one (that is, to not show through
the new texturing). Second, as long as I'm asking for help, I'd read
anything anyone's got to say about the little dotty gun thing and
I want to take this house and make it look, as much as possible, like
it was new construction, and the little dotty stuff seems to be the
current look (and I like it). What I don't want to do is not sand or
clean the original texture off enough so that it shows through the new
texture, and I don't want to find out after I'm through that it looks
like hell and have to strip the new stuff off.
I'd very much appreciate any thoughts or ideas you folks have.