I have just taped and bedded a new room in my attic. Eventually, I will hire a professional to come in and "orange peel" texture it to match the rest of the house. I cannot do it well enough myself.
However, for a year or two, I would like to use the room as it is while I do other work. I would like to paint it , and, at a later time, have the pro come in and put on the texture.
So , my question is, " Can I paint the drywall without compromising the integrity of the texturing job, and without making the pro's job harder or more costly ??? "
Also, " If painting before the texturing is OK, what kind of paint should I use ? "
My preference would be a flat white latex, but, IF there is no paint that will be acceptable, I'll just skim coat the wall with joint compound and leave it alone.
I would appreciate some comment on this proposal from any knowledgeable person, especially professionals...
Andy in Eureka, Texas