- February 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm #270347
My DH took down some awful outdated border from our bathroom and it took off some of the layers of paint and such underneath. That with the other patch jobs and slight damages to the old wall will be super visible if I just paint.
Does anyone have any idea of maybe a paint technique or something I can do to make the imperfections less noticeable?
We rent but our land lord let’s us do what ever we want. Within reason of course 😉
- February 4, 2009 at 7:11 pm #413905
Faux Painting is a great way to cover up those unsitely areas.
Here is a link to a site that gives you step by step instructions:
Faux Painting Techniques and Faux Finishes: How To
- February 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm #413911
- February 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm #414022
Just skim coat it .. some drywall mud, a 5-6 inch drywall knife, some rags (old towel, guys underwear etc), small bucket of water
Spread on mud (think icing), get it as smooth as possible .. This is a skim coat so not thick ..you can always add another layer if needed ..
Once its dry, scrape off any high points. Any grooves? If so go ahead and do another thin coat
if dry you need to wet sand – dampen the rags wipe the wall, use like sandpaper. don’t push hard or you will put marks on wall. check wall again, add another quick skim if needed
never never put old mud back in the container (it puts clumps and blobs – makes a mess)
keep sides of mud container clean (dry flakes dropping in mud makes a mess)
always use a clean knife, and dry it.
never leave it in water (i could scream at son & dil they left one of mine in water and it’s all rusty grrr)
- February 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm #414091
Thanks so much for all of your great ideas! You have inspired me to tackle this project and made me feel confidant that I can do it on my budget!
What I’ve decided to try is…
1) lightly sand down the imperfections
2) add a paint texture I found at ACE for about $4! Homax Products – Texture – Paint ‘n Tex
3) mix it with my paint I bought at the Habitat for Humanity resale store for $1.50 and paint!
I hope to attempt this this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes! Maybe I can post some pictures.
- February 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm #414096
Let us know how your project turns out! Good luck.
- November 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm #426119
:041: I never did update! It turned out great!
The walls have a kind of sand texture and you can see any of the imperfections.
It was super easy and cheap!
- May 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm #428085
Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man! Congrats on your successful project and your marriage!
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