Wall texture from Hell

Old 06-16-16, 07:43 PM
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Wall texture from Hell

Someone did a crazy awful job on the texture in this bathroom. Looks like they used some kind of concrete or mortar. I took my 5-in-1 and hammer and chiseled some away. It's on the walls and ceiling.

I'm thinking I can knock down the high parts, sand the ceiling and walls to ruff it up and then retexture it.

Any other suggestions? I don't think I could take it down flat enough to where sheetrock would lay flat.

Old 06-16-16, 08:01 PM
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I think you have to ask yourself if you want to spend a lot of time and effort to just end up with a different texture. If what you really want are smooth flat walls, then rip it all out and replace. Won't be that much more work.

If you're ok with another texture, then give a carbide hook scraper a shot. It's the best tool I've found for knocking off the high parts of texture.

Good luck with your project!
Old 06-16-16, 11:30 PM
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I'm betting that "texture" is from setting type drywall compound. Although the texture in my back bathroom is nowhere near that bad I found out that it is impossible to sand. Skim coating may be the best option unless you have other reasons to tear it all out and start from the studs.
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I agree, also once latex enamel is applied to the wall it makes it next to impossible to do any heavy duty sanding. I'd aggressively scrape the texture, apply Gardz anywhere the gypsum is exposed and then skim coat.
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#1, No way would I ever want any form of texture on the walls or ceiling in a bathroom.
Makes it near impossible to clean and is a dust and mold magnet.
That to me looks like someone peeled off glued on paneling and was to lazy to remove the old glue and just painted over it.
I just do not have the skill or patience to do skim coating, my vote is remove and replace with new, adding any needed outlets or blocking for things like towel rack, grab bars if needed.

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