Potentially very dumb series of questions as I haven’t personally taken on many home improvement projects. We recently moved in to a new place. It’s a rental but a long term one and it was a bit of a dump so we got a deal because it needed a bit of fixing up. One room (my bedroom) has these heinous textured plaster wall. It genuinely looks like the landlord just slapped a bunch of plaster on with his hands and the texture is driving me insane. I haven’t wanted to paint until I deal with these walls.!I’ve researched it a little bit but I need some clarifying. my plan was to remove the paint, sand down the texture, and then apply a skim coat. But now I’m wondering if a skim coat is absolutely necessary. Is it okay to just sand it smooth and then prime and paint? Will that affect the durability of the walls? Could i even get them smooth enough? Again, I’m sorry if this is a very dumb question.
It can be done with right tools.
Get a sander with vacuum attachment (since there will be a lots of dust.
Regular sanding paper will quickly clog up.
Get a drywall sanding paper (mesh type)
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