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Old 12-26-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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So, I have been tasked with removing the thickest crows foot texture on a wall I have ever seen. It’s ugly and obtrusive. Some of the higher peaks are probably 3/4 an inch. It’s borderline dangerous. Any tips would help. With how heavy it is and the fact it’s painted will definitely make sanding a joy.
Is the best I can do sand and skim until I have a smooth surface?

Part of me would like to rip off the drywall and start anew but that’s not really feasible. It is a pretty large living room.
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Put drywall over it, or tear it off and put up new.

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How is new drywall not feasible compared to sanding, skimming, sanding, skimming, etc.? You wouldn't catch me doing anything but tearing it out.
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How hard is it? If it's not too hard maybe scrape it and go with a lighter texture?
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I guess it’s completely reasonable, but it’s for family and I don’t know if they would go for me demoing the living room. Since my time will be donated they’ll probably prefer the labor intensive choice...
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It’s incredible thick and solid, I doubt scraping will put a dent in it
It’s also so obtrusive I doubt going overtop with new will work well.
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Buy yourself a couple of new shoulders to swap out, you'll need them.
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Itís incredible thick and solid, I doubt scraping will put a dent in it
Itís also so obtrusive I doubt going overtop with new will work well.
You only have to mostly clear some tracks for furring to sit in. Lay out your grid, and knock the peaks off where the furring strips will go. If you want, you can bed them in hot mud.

Then hang the ceiling.
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Do yourself a favor, donate your time and the materials, then do it the fast and easy way. It's a lot better deal for you.

No way would I skim that, and I skim darn near anything.
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It’s incredible thick and solid, I doubt scraping will put a dent in it
It’s also so obtrusive I doubt going overtop with new will work well.
You only have to mostly clear some tracks for furring to sit in. Lay out your grid, and knock the peaks off where the furring strips will go. If you want, you can bed them in hot mud.

Then hang the ceiling.
Aaaaaahhhh brilliant. I never thought about furring strips.... appreciate it!
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Trust me, I didn't invent this approach.
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Aaaaaahhhh brilliant. I never thought about furring strips.... appreciate it!
I usually refrain from covering with or without furring because there's windows and jambs that need to be built out.
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And outlets
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Moving boxes can be a pain. I don't think twice sbout building out.
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Aaaaaahhhh brilliant. I never thought about furring strips.... appreciate it!
I usually refrain from covering with or without furring because there's windows and jambs that need to be built out.
Yea I was thinking about that.
One window, few outlets. I was figuring out my plan of attack... still probably less labor than full strip
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Aaaaaahhhh brilliant. I never thought about furring strips.... appreciate it!
I usually refrain from covering with or without furring because there's windows and jambs that need to be built out.
Couple doorways and a big archway tho... could be problematic
But It think can be done
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You can sand a lot with 36 grit and a rotax type sander (that spins, no just random orbit)

How big is the wall? Lucky it's not a ceiling.

I've sanded down some pretty heavy textures. Then 45 or 90 minute hot mud power mixed in a bucket, a bag at a time for at least the first skim coat.
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