First time DIY'er here and I decided it was time to update my office by removing the wainscoting and giving it a fresh coat of paint. However, before I get there, I was hoping for a little feedback...
I have removed the wood paneling and to my surprise, it actually had a texture that matches the top half ... Also, I have had no problems sanding down the panel adhesive that was left behind. Might be difficult to tell by the pictures, but the wall feels really smooth in those blemish areas on the bottom half. And then of course I will go over all of those with joint compound and another round of sanding to make sure the wall is nice and smooth.
So that being said, when all is said and one, my goal is that the wall should have one consistent texture from top to bottom. I plan on adding texture to the wall using a textured roller during priming/painting.
My Question ... Given what I described above and based on the photo, will I need to sand down the top half of the wall before I start priming/painting in order for the texture to remain consistent? Or, would that be overkill and I can achieve my goal simply by using the roller over both halves.
Note, I'm asking this because as much as the general texture of the bottom half matches the top half, there are quite a few smoothed out blemishes and I just don't know if all those blemishes will be obvious unless I sort of smooth out the top half as well (sort of like starting from scratch if that makes sense).
Sorry for the long post, thanks for any advice.