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Textured walls....how to undo them

we just bought a house. every wall in every room is textured. idk if its palster or stucco, but its driving me crazy. my dad gave me a spatula scraper to try to flatten it, i don't have 10 years to scrape the junk off. and i'm not going to pay a "professional" to come in and do it for us. any idea on what would work best?? plaster over the rest of it to make it even? smooth it with some sort of sander??

******New info: The walls are "knock down" style of texture.

 
dragonlady320

Asked by dragonlady320 at 9:43 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (16)
  • belt sander
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:46 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • i was going to also suggest and electric sander.
    ItsJustMe1017

    Answer by ItsJustMe1017 at 12:14 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • I would get a professional. My dad used to texture walls n also flatten them. He would put compound over it. When u put it on it needs to be smooth, no lines so u sand it after. When he sanded, he would put a bright lite to cast any shadows where the lines may be. The trick is to make it smooth because when u paint over it, that's when u see the lines.
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 12:14 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Sander?
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 7:47 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Sorry, I'd call a professional. Your time is worth a lot too.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 8:07 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • I have no clue either so I would ask a professional!
    deadpplrmyhero

    Answer by deadpplrmyhero at 8:32 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • I was going to say to get that spackle stuff that patches holes and go over the entire wall until you have a smooth surface. *shrugs*
    Wish2Be

    Answer by Wish2Be at 9:38 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • My dad used to do plastering. The best thing to do is have a plasterer come in and smooth them for you. The would put fresh 'mud' on them and smooth it out. I suppose it is possible to use a belt sander and do it, but the time and the mess.....ugh the mess.....plaster dust an inch thick on everything in the whole house, plus you would be breathing it it.....shudders.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 12:33 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • Hire a professional to skim the walls to level the surface.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:58 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • I would hire a professional.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 2:54 PM on May. 10, 2011

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