I'm new to this newsgroup-- just bought my first house, a "TLC" fixer
upper. I think. I hope!
1) I got to this group via Google search- is there some info somewhere
about subscribing to it?
2) One of my first projects is painting. The previous owners
apparently scored big on a 55-gal drum of navy grey-blue semi-gloss
paint, because it's EVERYWHERE. And underneath the paint is a pretty
heavy-handed "knock-down" texture job. I think that's what it's
called because I saw that term being used in the emails I found in my
Google search of this group. The two things I want to paint the walls
some less obnoxious colors, but first I want to remove or fill in this
In my search, I found lots of info on ADDING texture to walls, but
nothing about REMOVING it or covering it over. I was thinking about
skimming drywall mud over it and sanding it, but I'm concerned that I
would always be hitting the high points of the texture, and I'm
thinking that the mud won't stick all that well to the semi-gloss
paint to start with. Meaning that it would all come down when I start
painting after all that painstaking sanding.
Any ideas or pointers for where to go for more info or instructions?
thankya so kindly!