Wall & ceiling prep before applying texture (orange peel)

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by Ernesto, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Ernesto

    Ernesto Guest

    What preparation is necessary on the walls & ceilings before applying
    an orange peel texture?

    Walls: they currently have a painted knock-down texture. My contractor
    wants to spray an orange peel texture directly on it, but I'm
    concerned that it may not hide the old texture well. Will it work?
    Should I have him apply a skim coat of compound on the walls first? Is
    a primer needed before texturing?

    Ceiling: after removing the old popcorn texture from the ceiling, it's
    left with bare wallboards (unprimed, unpainted). Again, my contractor
    wants to spray the o.p. texture directly on it. Is a skim coat
    required before texturing? How about primer?

    Bullnose: my contractor bullnosed the wall corners, and his job left a
    lot of metal exposed. He wants to spray the o.p. texture on it
    directly. Will it stick? If not, what goes on the metal before
    spraying texture?

    Thanks!

    -Ernesto
    Ernesto, Aug 20, 2004
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