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I've moved into my new home, which has a marble chip plaster wall:

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Is it possible to paint over a wall like this, and how would I do that? I've been told that it requires special treatment, but not what kind exactly.

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Do you want a textured or smooth surface? – bib Dec 16 '13 at 21:35
    
@bib, textured is fine. It's just the color that I want to change. – user18654 Dec 16 '13 at 22:07

I think you'd have to plaster that before painting it. I'd give it a few months if you haven't just in case it grows on you - it's an expensive and unique finish, and it's going to be expensive to change, with no way to go back.

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