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Can You Paint & Texture Cement Board/Backerboard

During our remodel of our bathroom shower area, we cut out the existing wall tile and some of the textured drywall around the edges. The person doing the new wall tile is going to put new cement board ...
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How can I prevent crumbs from coming off an interior plaster-like wall?

I recently moved into a house and I want to fix the interior walls. They are covered in a material that I never even saw before, so I would like to replace/cover with something, but I am confused over ...
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Matching Older Wall Texture

What kind of tool and/or methods would you use to match this kind of wall texture (in attached picture)? Based on some googling, it could be "Lace" but not sure. Trying to avoid having to ...
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Can I hide a poor drywall patch with texture?

I just patched a section for a beverage fridge and I realize I should have gotten the patch more level. Should it have been lower than the original walls so there's no lump? Will more texture hide the ...
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What is happening to my knockdown ceiling texture?

In my bathroom, I have some slow-pealing (over the last decade) knockdown texture. I'm not certain what caused it to begin with (was there when we purchased the house), but I'd like to get it fixed. ...
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slight texture on a flat ceiling

were redoing our ceilings to get the popcorn off. Wife wants to mud the ceilings but NOT to sand due to dust getting everywhere. Ive mudded as best as I can and its pretty flat using 12" blades. ...
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Can I use a sprayer to flatten wall texture?

Texture sprayers are common. Is there an analog for flat mudding? The use case is to cover over existing texture to get a [nearly?] flat result. It is tedious to mud wall after entire wall, so I'm ...
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What caused pitting in my aerosol knockdown texture?

I recently replaced some gypsum drywall in my bathroom. When it came time to texture it, it seemed like the drywall's paper was swiftly sucking the moisture out of the texture that came out of my ...
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Making a mold to impart a surface texture to wet concrete

I want to simulate a rock-face effect (see photo) on the edge of a concrete slab that will be 12x48 inches and 2 inches thick. I have a stone stair tread with the desired edge surface texture to use ...
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How should these ceiling repairs be finished?

Need a 2nd opinion around the effectiveness of ceiling repair done. This repair is made of 3 patches. Despite my request, the workman did not cut the ceiling to make it one patch and did 3 smaller ...
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Identify this wall texture please. Thanks!

I need to match this wall texture to fix some damage and also to cover some larger areas of new remodeling construction. The house was built in 1963 in Texas. Any help identifying and/or techniques to ...
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Dull paint spots

We recently painted with Sherwin Williams Interior Acrylic Latex (Super Paint). In some areas we had to putty holes and then used texture spray to match the texture of the wall before painting. Those ...
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How can my botched paintjob over orange peel be fixed?

I was repainting a small interior wall with an orange peel texture. I've repainted other walls without issue but on this cursed wall I screwed up in just about every way imaginable. Long story short, ...
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What kind of wall texture is on this wall?

My initial thoughts were orange peel, but I'm not entirely sure as it appears different? Tried to take photos with different lighting. Click for full size
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Can I use a primer on drywall before taping and texturing, and does it need to be oil based?

We are remodeling and have exposed original drywall that was paneled over. The drywall has not been taped or textured, but eventually will be during the remodel. I don't know if it's because it was ...
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What is this wall texture called, and how is it applied?

It's the usual story, I need to do some repairs and want to match the existing texture. It is definitely some kind of applied finish, as all the walls have it regardless of whether they are ...
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Did my painter do a bad job making the ceiling flat after removing popcorn ceiling?

I recently found a painter and got my popcorn ceiling removed. That ceiling is 70s concrete, so painter has to fill it with plaster instead of scraping popcorn texture off. After the job done, he skim ...
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Trying to identify and replicate Drywall Texture

What is this drywall texture called and how can I replicate it?
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Can I smooth a knockdown-textured ceiling with spackle?

I recently had new drywall put up in the top floor of my house to cover a cracked plaster ceiling with popcorn texturing. I used a contractor, and when asked about a texture for the drywall my ...
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Drywall texture used?

Can someone please help me identify the texture in this picture? I’ve been patching a few holes around the house and cannot get the texture to match no matter what I do! Notice how’s very little ...
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Remove thick, painted joint compound from walls

My husband and I recently bought a home where a joint compound artist applied his trade :). All walls and ceilings are covered in those half-circle swirls and the ceilings go one step further to ...
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What would cause these bubbles in texture?

I recently had a contractor out doing work on my bathroom, including re-texturing walls and painting. When we 'moved back in', I noticed the walls are littered with these little 'holes' or bubbles and ...
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Skim coating over cigarette stained walls

We are moving into a house with yellow stained walls from the smoker who lived there for 40+ years. On top of that, every single wall is textured. We already plan on skim coating to cover the texture. ...
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What kind of wall/ceiling texture is this?

Can you please help me identify this wall/ceiling texture and how to achieve it? I recently had to replace a patch and cannot figure out how to duplicate the pattern.
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How do I remove textured paint from my patio floor?

My patio flooring has a paint-like texture on it that is chipping off. The base is concrete. I have tried scraping, but it's incredibly tedious to get up and is taking hours of work. Is there some ...
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Seeking input on popcorn ceiling removal

Cross post from HomeImprovement subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement/comments/gphjmr/seeking_input_on_popcorn_ceiling_removal/ So... somebody decided we should undertake the task of ...
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How do I replicate this drywall texture?

It's on my ceiling and we can't figure out what they used.
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Elevated area around switch due to repair - need guidance matching texture?

I recently ripped and replaced a 2 gang switch so that I could run new wire down from a different fixture, and unfortunately my hole was much larger than the old work box I replaced the original with. ...
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Trying to patch areas of drywall texture

Can someone please help me identify this type of drywall texture and maybe give me some tips for how to match it. I’ve got a few areas where I’ve patched and I’m not finding anything online to help ...
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Should I use 1/4" drywall to cover ceiling texture or imperfections?

My laundry room ceiling had to have a large section of its 1/2" drywall ceiling removed and replaced a few years back after a copper water pipe had a leak. The replacement was fully taped but was ...
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How do I achieve this ceiling texture?

My home has a ceiling texture that i can't seem to duplicate. Attached is a photo. If someone can please identify and tell me how to duplicate this look I would appreciate it. It makes things more ...
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How to clean a very textured patio with deep mud and rust stains?

I would like to clean a very textured patio that has deep mud and rust stains so I have tried using washing up liquid but that hasn't removed it. Any suggestions on how to would be grateful.
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How can I replicate this drywall texture?

The title and picture say it all. It's a very subtle texture.
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what kind of drywall texture is this and type of brush to use to get this texture

I would like to know the texture in my drywall ceiling to repair and match the existing texture
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Problems Using Stud Finder on a Textured Wall - Due to Finder or Texture?

My wife is having me hang some heavy curtains on a textured wall. Of course, the first thing I did was to get out my stud finder - specifically, my Zircon HD55. I felt I was getting strange results ...
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What’s the best way to remove this drywall texture?

Just wondering what is the best method to remove the trowel pattern on my ceiling, want to take out the “pizza” pattern. Thank you.
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What is this texture called and how can I match it?

I repaired a 2' x 4' section of our ceiling, and I'd like to match the surrounding texture. Is this a sprayed texture like orange peel, or just some kind of roller stipple? Assuming it was orange ...
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What kind of ceiling is this?

What kind of ceiling is this, and what's the process like for making it smooth?
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Likelihood of asbestos under newer ceiling texture?

We moved into our house about 2 years ago, and at the time it had 2 bedrooms with asbestos popcorn ceiling texture (that we've since had removed). The rest of the house has either a (poorly-done) ...
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What can be sprayed over ceiling mastic?

I want to spray a ceiling to seal it and possibly also obscure the uneven surface but am unsure what will stick well. This ceiling assumably used to have tiles. There is an array of thick glue-like ...
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Anyone know what this paper backing under this ceiling texture is?

I'm hoping someone knows what appears to be some kind of paper backing under ceiling texture is. Some areas are just peeling right off. Mainly around cracks. Other areas are very difficult and it ...
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Please identify this ceiling texture

Please identify this ceiling texture Thank you!
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Best method for painting textured walls?

How do pros paint textured walls, specifically knockdown texture? I'm using a Sherwin Williams emerald paint, an acrylic latex paint and a roller with a 3/4" nap. However, I'm still left with large ...
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What type of wall texture is this? How can I match it?

Looking for what type of wall texture this is, how is it applied (i.e. spray on)? Basement window flooded, I need to match the texturing around the rest of the room. It looks like a SantaFe ...
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How do I get crisp, clean edges in the corners where two paint colors meet?

I am about to renovate my room. A part of this plan includes painting all but one wall and the ceiling white, the other wall will be bright green. My walls are lightly textured and if this makes any ...
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Wall Textures In Different US States [closed]

I am trying to learn about wall textures. Can someone share some knowledge about in which US states are textured walls (like orange peel, ....) common vs which states they are not common? I would ...
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How do I achieve this texture?

I need to make some wall repairs in our house (lath and plaster). After making the repairs, I'll need to add texture over the repairs. After doing a bit of research, it looks like this is a so-called "...
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What type of wall texture is this?

I'm trying to repair a wall and need to know what type of texture this is. Thank you.
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How to match this wall texture? Maybe it's orange oeel

How can I match the texture in the photo?
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Identify drywall texture

I’m having trouble figuring out how to replicate this texture.
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