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    texturing walls

    Has anyone on this forum ever textured walls using "joint compound" (5 gallon) mixed with one gallon of "Latex" paint.

    Adding the paint to the joint compound is suppose to save you having to paint after you texture the walls.

    Can this be applied directly to cement walls that have been painted?

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    Just use a 5 gallon tub of paint with TOA wood adhesive and rough sand, use the rollers with what looks like cigarette burns in.

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    Using these materials can you get a "knocked down texture"?

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    Home Pro has it. Both the latex material as well as the rollers with various patterns. Thought about doing textured ceilings but figured 'next time' as already way too much was going on and I didn't want to complicate things even more.

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    aaaarrggghhhh

    I hate that textured look

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    Texturing walls

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    aaaarrggghhhh

    I hate that textured look
    Some textured walls look great and most look like crap. IMO I think the main difference is someone doing there thing and you are stuck with it, or, you pick the design and do-it-yourself. And, some people, as you stated, simply don't like it.

    My problem is: I am not using a contractor or any crappie construction crew. I am using trusted family members and some of my wife's life time friends. I tell them what to do and many times I must tell them how to do it or show them. However, that does not give them the skill needed even when they try as hard as they can. Result: I have some rendered walls that are strong, maybe over-built, but not completely smooth and beautiful, ready for paint. So I am thinking about textured walls.

    Now the problem is - Can I train one of these guys to do it?? I am too old and too tierd but tempted to do the texturing myself.
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    The girl at Home Pro said it was easy. Was actually amazed to have this tiny chick explain in detail how it works, as if she'd done it herself many times.

    I'd just go for it, if it turns out crap then you just take it all off again and think of something else. Wallpaper or something.

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    A few years ago I used a texture spray machine redoing a room on one of my homes in america and had some very nice walls after.


    After moving to thailand and buying a second hand house I wanted to redo the walls and ceilings with knocked down.
    So went looking for a spray machine, 3mo. later--- no such luck. Then went looking for a hopper gun,--- no luck.
    I will be returning to thailand soon and am planning to bring back a hooper texture gun unless some one can locate one in thailand.
    Your welcome to use it if you like Ceburat.
    chow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by everglaze View Post
    A few years ago I used a texture spray machine redoing a room on one of my homes in america and had some very nice walls after.


    After moving to thailand and buying a second hand house I wanted to redo the walls and ceilings with knocked down.
    So went looking for a spray machine, 3mo. later--- no such luck. Then went looking for a hopper gun,--- no luck.
    I will be returning to thailand soon and am planning to bring back a hooper texture gun unless some one can locate one in thailand.
    Your welcome to use it if you like Ceburat.
    chow!

    Thanks for the offer. I will keep that in mind as I am planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    aaaarrggghhhh

    I hate that textured look

    especially if used to cover crap workmanship

    get a good plasterer in and redo those walls

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    texturing walls

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    aaaarrggghhhh

    I hate that textured look

    especially if used to cover crap workmanship

    get a good plasterer in and redo those walls

    Where do you find one of those in Thailand, up-country, near Khorat???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceburat
    Can I train one of these guys to do it
    Artexing in the UK is a 2 week course to learn, then you need a bit of experiance, but then again there are many patterns to learn and you do need a smooth surface to start with anyway.

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    This is what I'd like to look into: dreamScape - dream it - print it - hang it

    But I reckon humidity here, makes it a non starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceburat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    aaaarrggghhhh

    I hate that textured look

    especially if used to cover crap workmanship

    get a good plasterer in and redo those walls

    Where do you find one of those in Thailand, up-country, near Khorat???

    come on, I am sure there are lots of new houses aroound with good flat walls. Just ask

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