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Old 07-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Got a call to fix a DIY paint job on a $500K house... The main problem is a "slick" wall you can plainly look down as you walk into the living room. They chose a semi-gloss paint and used a heavy nap roller which resulted in a very uneven texture. What are my options on fixing this for them? Sand it? Prime it and put on a texture and repaint? Thanks in advance!


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Old 07-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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Sand it first, see how it looks? I don't know why you would "add" texture unless that is what they want. By the way, what is it that the ho wants? I would do what they want. If it requires having to skim whole wall that should be a solution.


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At this point they would be happy with the quickest and least costly option. Many of the walls in the house are a knockdown texture, so if I changed it to that it wouldn't really stand out. That option I'm comfortable with. Skimming and achieving an acceptable looking slick wall not so much.


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Good call then. I didn't know. Yeah, do the texture. Sounds like you made up your mind!!!


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Skim coat followed by a high build primer sanded smooth. Why was semi gloss chosen for the wall?
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A thorough sanding can do a whole lot to smooth out a nappy wall. If you don't have a planex or something, use a random orbital. 120-220 paper. May not have to skim.
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Try hard to get away from the semi gloss.
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Try hard to get away from the semi gloss.
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If you do have to go back with semigloss over skim or texture you might try the low sheen primer. We are having good luck on a new facility we are doing with low sheen primer & 2 coats of semigloss on walls.
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Thank you for the replies. I will try sanding and possibly go back with at least an eggshell and see if there's much improvement


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It really isn't that hard to pull a tight skim with some hot mud

Edit nvm.. Just read DIY job on a half million dollar home. I will never understand people who think like that.
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Skim coat followed by a high build primer sanded smooth. Why was semi gloss chosen for the wall?

people are nuts, I am re doing a house right now where ALL the walls are semi gloss, looks like sh*&
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It really isn't that hard to pull a tight skim with some hot mud

Edit nvm.. Just read DIY job on a half million dollar home. I will never understand people who think like that.


It doesn't end there. They've done it all with Promar 200.



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Where can we save money on this McMansion we just built honey?

I know lets do it on the largest surface areas in our home and use really cheap paint, its not like we have to look at it every day or anything.

Logic?
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Where can we save money on this McMansion we just built honey?

I know lets do it on the largest surface areas in our home and use really cheap paint, its not like we have to look at it every day or anything.

Logic?
500k for a McMansion. I wish. In my city 500k will get you a duplex beater that was used as a grow op. If you are lucky.
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500k for a McMansion. I wish. In my city 500k will get you a duplex beater that was used as a grow op. If you are lucky.
Empty lot in my area...BC= bring cash

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