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How To Remove Texture From the Wall?

Textures are often created on the walls in order to create a different look. Varied types of materials are employed to create textures such as stucco, joint compound and paint. Though the creation of textures on the walls is not a difficult job, but removing the textures from the wall is definitely a cumbersome task.  Besides being a tedious, removing texture from the wall is a time consuming as well as messy work. Make sure to squeeze out several hours for the task for a standard size room and ask a friend to help you out.

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1) First of all, remove furniture pieces from the room and employ drop sheets to cover the floor. If certain furniture pieces cannot be removed, cover them with drop sheet as the floor.

2) Take a paint try and empty one fourth bottle of wallpaper removal into it. Fill the rest of the paint tray with warm water such that the roller can be completely dipped into it.

3) Dip the paint roller in wallpaper removal and water mixture, and begin applying the mixture on a three feet section of a wall.

4) Allow the solution to soak in the textured wall. If required, do not hesitate to repeat the mixture applying process. Patiently wait for the texture to soften as it might take ten to fifteen minutes.

5) Once the texture appears softened,   take an eight inch dry scrapper and shave off the texture from the wall. Use the scrapper from different angles and apply varied amount of pressures as necessary to remove the softened texture. Make sure to do it in a careful manner so that drywall underneath the texture does not get damaged.

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6) Repeat the above mentioned process for three feet section walls until the wall is completely clean shaved. If you find any sort of high spots, employ a sanding screen to smooth it out. When using the sanding screen, ensure not to sand the dry wall.

7) Employ a large and damp sponge to efficiently clean the wall from texture pieces and dust particles. Be sure to rinse the sponge frequently.

8) Lastly, fill cuts, nicks and nail holes with the compound and smooth it with the help of a sand paper. Your wall is now free from texture, and you can use it for papering or painting.{picture from diynetwork.com}

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 9, 2011

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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