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Old 03-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm working on an estimate and the house needs re-textured smooth. This is a 1 year old house, 2500sf, ten ft. ceilings...can this be done and what is the proper procedure? I am not price shopping, just want to know what to expect the contractors to do...you know how it is, some will cut corners, but I don't know the particulars...any help is appreciated, thanks, Scott
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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This is not like repairing a car. Its a skill and art that everyone does a little different. No one persons work looks the same, its the end result your looking for is what matters.

If you look to deep into it, you more then likely won't be satisfied at the end. Find someones work you like and stick with them.

Nothing personal but this is not a contest and not everyone is the same so with that said you should rethink your question.

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This is not like repairing a car. Its a skill and art that everyone does a little different. No one persons work looks the same, its the end result your looking for is what matters.

If you look to deep into it, you more then likely won't be satisfied at the end. Find someones work you like and stick with them.

Nothing personal but this is not a contest and not everyone is the same so with that said you should rethink your question.
What was the question again?
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OK I will rephrase the question...how do you apply texture over paint and make it stay? This house was screwed up the first time and I want to make sure the prep( if there is any) is done and done correctly...
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Just guessing I'd say either rub de-glosser on the whole thing (if its anything other than flat paint) or prime it first.
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now you said retexture smooth, Do you have texture now and your wanting to smooth it out? with everything being painted, yeah you can use de glosser or use TSP spray on wipe down to break the painted surfaces, I would base coat with Durabond 90 then pull topping and sand it out.

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now you said retexture smooth, Do you have texture now and your wanting to smooth it out? with everything being painted, yeah you can use de glosser or use TSP spray on wipe down to break the painted surfaces, I would base coat with Durabond 90 then pull topping and sand it out.

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I guess that's what he's axen.
TSP, durabond and top coat would be a great start. What a PIA!
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yeah the house has a mostly smooth texture, but it is pretty bad in some areas. Was supposed to be a hand trowel finish to start, but that wasn't done right, so they tried to make it smooth and it just didn't work out very well...course the builder kept telling the homeowners he would take care of it....now it needs to be fixed along with a bunch of other stuff. Thanks for the replies guys....Scott
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yeah the house has a mostly smooth texture, but it is pretty bad in some areas. Was supposed to be a hand trowel finish to start, but that wasn't done right, so they tried to make it smooth and it just didn't work out very well...course the builder kept telling the homeowners he would take care of it....now it needs to be fixed along with a bunch of other stuff. Thanks for the replies guys....Scott
So he wants a price on making it smooth? I suppose all the trim is up and folks are living there too?
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yup, you got it, but they are willing to move out for a month...
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I think it is "mostly" smooth and he wants it textured. I think that is the direction, anyway.
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It is mostly smooth and he wants it all smooth. I just figure to re-do the whole house just because of the inconsistencies all over...be kind of hard to do it here and there and do a thorough job. Does that make sense?
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I think it is "mostly" smooth and he wants it textured. I think that is the direction, anyway.
I was wrong. We want it the real smooth texture, not the mostly smooth texture.
Skim all of it real tight with mud and sand a little.
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Prime with a good quality primer once the roughness is skimmed out, then paint at least two coats of finish. Should be up to snuff...
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That sounds about right, just not sure of how it's done over existing paint...just want it done right...I'm not a drywall guy so I don't know the sequence..................sorry, you're too fast for my typing!!! Thanks Tim...can this be done over the existing paint??
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Scott,
The paint surface has to be broken, so the mud will bond. otherwise when your painters put the paint on the mud can bubble. so just make sure


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