I have never posted to this group in the past, but read when time permits. I
now have a question. Our house was built in early 60s and the walls do not
have a nice texture (old paneling was removed from one section). I want to
re-texture the walls with this gun and hopper thing we have that hooks up to
an air compressor. The walls have semi-gloss paint on them. Do these walls
have to have something done to them (primer) before I do the retexturing? I
fear that the mud will not stick to the semi-gloss paint. Or can I just
spray on the mud, then prime, then paint?
Thank you very much for any comments.
Quoting here from the spray texture I've used:
"Surfaces must be dry, clean, firm and free of dust, dirt, oil, wax,
loose paint and plaster." No mention of gloss-paint.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
There really isn't much need for primer. You're better off simply using 2
coats of quality paint - the first acts as primer. There is no need for
specialty primer because the texture coat is pretty much by definition
clean, dry, and a good substrate for paint. Another reason is that you
might be perfectly satisfied with the first coat only of a quality paint.
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