ok, so every wall in my house has sssoooo much texture it horrible. it looks
like some one took a paint brush and just went crazy splattering paint every
where. would it be cheaper to sand down every wall till it is smooth or just
replace? and what is the price of drywall, also would it be better to
contract some one out to do it, that way i know its done correctly (price?)???
Others are mentioning sanding, I would first look into how old the
If its old, chances are they used lead based paint. Not exactly the
greatest thing to have the kiddies breath in when sanding.
As for what to do about the walls? You can knock down the the high
re spackle those areas smooth. Others would use 1/4" drywall and
put it right over the existing stuff. Do demo work in that one, just
get new moldings etc.
I had a similar problem with a ceiling that looked like cottage cheese --
like popcorn gone bad. A contractor scraped the ceiling with a wide putty
knife, spread 2 layers of drywall joint compound over the ceiling, and
textured the ceiling in a final step -- all in 1/2 day. I could have done
it myself in retrospect but it's really hard to work on the ceiling due to
the constant reaching up. You could try and do a section of wall yourslf
and see how it turns out.
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