I removed several layers of wall paper on a '69 vintage house, which also
peeled off a little of the sheetrock paper. I was told that texturing the
wall will cover these divots. Texturing appears to require a compressor and
a open hopper full of wall compound or some such. Most people describe
wearing much of the compound.
Do you know of a simpler technique, such as using a roller and a piece of
screening or ?
My wife did this in our sunroom - she used a product from Sherwin
Williams, a texture paint - she was using a special loop roller....it
was too wet and ended up flying all over the place - she ran out
quickly...she went to Home Depot and got the Behr texture paint - much
better consistancy. It went on pretty easy with the roller. The
roller was just to get it on the wall. Once she did that, she took a
trowelled it out with a couple different size trowels to make random
lines/shapes. She then put a base coat on, then ragged on a second
coat of a little darker shade...came out awesome....it is a messy job
either way. Perhaps just trowelling it on would be just as easy -
but, I think the key was the consistancy of the texture paint...should
be, like joint compound (for that matter, you could probably just use
Good luck -
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