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Old 12-26-2018, 10:57 PM   #21
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Personally, I'd demo it out.
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Can't see how any of this is easier than pulling the wall board and hanging new.
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Iíve seen guys cut a new box on the miter saw to the size they need.....might be cheaper.....
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Iíve seen guys cut a new box on the miter saw to the size they need.....might be cheaper.....
No doubt, but I don't think that's a listed box extension.
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No doubt, but I don't think that's a listed box extension.
$1.48 instead of $0.50? My time is worth more than that not to mention my fingers.
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So, I have been tasked with removing the thickest crows foot texture on a wall I have ever seen. Itís ugly and obtrusive. Some of the higher peaks are probably 3/4 an inch. Itís borderline dangerous. Any tips would help. With how heavy it is and the fact itís 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 thatís not really feasible. It is a pretty large living room.
What year was the home built?
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I'm doing a WHOLE house just like that right now. I have resorted to scraping with a carbide-bladed scraper to get the high points down to a manageable level. Then, I either use my orbital with 80 grit or my orbital vac attachment to sand it smooth. It has worked well, although I hate the scraping part. In retrospect, the family is re-doing much of the house so I should have talked them into replacing the ceilings with new sheetrock.
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Call a plasterer and have him darby it. Might need to set screed rails made of ply every so often.


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Call a plasterer and have him darby it. Might need to set screed rails made of ply every so often.


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He'll still need to cut extensions, etc., unless he gets it sanded down fairly low over most if it, and close to smooth around trim.

3/4 inch is a pretty thick plaster layer to be spreading, bucket mud is a nonstarter.

Sounds like the HO is paying for materials only, no labor.

Sometimes the best thing to do is just demo it out. It all depends on how long it would take to get everything sanded for a relatively thin skim coat, how good he is at skimming vs hanging and finishing, etc.
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He'll still need to cut extensions, etc., unless he gets it sanded down fairly low over most if it, and close to smooth around trim.



3/4 inch is a pretty thick plaster layer to be spreading, bucket mud is a nonstarter.



Sounds like the HO is paying for materials only, no labor.



Sometimes the best thing to do is just demo it out. It all depends on how long it would take to get everything sanded for a relatively thin skim coat, how good he is at skimming vs hanging and finishing, etc.


True but if the texture is already 3/4" what's there to lose? Coat as much as the high points?


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True but if the texture is already 3/4" what's there to lose? Coat as much as the high points?


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It's all picky details no matter how you go. I think if he knew how to use a darby, he would have already figured out his options instead of asking here. Most people don't seem to know plaster technique, but a lot of people can get through a drywall job.


In any event, this whole situation is why I say pay for all the materials and do the whole job for free, otherwise you're liable to be pushed in a stupid direction because it costs less in materials, even if it does nothing but burn time to get an inferior result.
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Take an oscillating tool to all the highest peaks and skim coat it!
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So got here a little late, had a home the customer had textured his own walls and the texture was sharp and sticking out from the wall if you hit the wall with your fore arm you would bleed.

So I figure I got to sand it or skim it, I go to the local tool store and buy a Porter Cable pole sander and the discs also the vac that went with it, get back to the job have my guy go try out sanding the walls while I carry on installing siding, he comes out in after 15 minutes or so I say what's the story he say's its done !.

I go in the walls look great just like we gave them a orange peel texture, the home owner comes by later could not believe what a good job we had done, 15 minutes paid for that tool and vac
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Iíve had my porter cable for years , I absolutely love it . Beats the heck out of hand sanding .

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