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Re: [Shop-talk] Covering sand textured ceiling?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Covering sand textured ceiling?
From: Tim <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:35:29 -0500 (EST)
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I have basically the same situation here on all the walls and ceilings.
In one room I had to remove a bunch of B=bx 6b tongue and groove (cabin
type) pine boards that were on two walls in one room. I used dry wall
mud to cover all the walls (and the holes that were caused when pulling
out the dozens and dozens of 4" finishing nails used to hold these

Long story short, the dry wall mud worked but was very time consuming, I
did four walls approx. 18-20b long and it took probably half a five
gallon bucket. Then there is sanding and painting.

All other replies to the list please folks. Thanks! tim

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Jim Franklin wrote:

> 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.
> thanks,
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