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[Shop-talk] Covering sand textured ceiling?

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Subject: [Shop-talk] Covering sand textured ceiling?
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:17:50 -0500
My whole house has a sand texture ceiling- not a sprayed on coating like
popcorn, but 1/4" - 3/8" thick plaster type stuff with very coarse grit sand
on the surface. Impossible to scrape off. Also impossible to match when you
patch a hole of which I have many. So i need to cover it. Laying drywall over
it is easiest but I'd need to do a lot, plus the light holes. So I'm looking
into covering it.

Tried tonight with watered down mud and it should go in 2-3 coats. but I also
thought using actual plaster might work, and in one coat. Will plaster adhere
to this stuff? Doesn't seem to be painted and I only need 1/4" max. Or should
I just use more drywall mud? I'm decent with the technique so it won't take
forever, but I only want to do it once.


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