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How to remove Spanish knife texture wall

Good morning my dear friends, today I want to write about a very interesting topic. So, one of my readers asks me when or can I write more about this topic. I know it’s old but ok, some people need help, and I am here to help you. So, my today topic is Spanish knife texture wall: How to remove and re-paint! If you are ready, let’s start with this great title.

What do you need to know about the Spanish knife texture wall?

Taking texture off a wall is a messy and challenging job but it has to be done if you want the walls to be smooth and simple. So if you’re planning on starting such a project, make sure you’re ready!

#1 step: First of all, you need to prepare the area. It’s going to be a very messy job, so either get everyone out of the room or cover everything you can best. You should also cover the floor with something if you don’t want it to be destroyed and soiled. For this, you will need two large nylons to cover the floor, closets, or maybe a bed.

#2 tip: From the necessary material, in addition to the spatula, and nylon, you will need some of the following tools, but also materials.

  • Vacuum cleaner;
  • mortar;
  • Paint bucket for painting;
  • broom
  • certainly a necessary material for painting the room.

What do you need to do after you remove the wall texture?

Once you’ve removed the rough texture from the walls, it’s time to make small or large repairs to the wall. After repairs, and drying, it’s time to take a roller and paint your wall in the color you want. Below you can find more about lime and other settings on my page.

Also if you didn’t know:

  1. Wall texture that has never been painted can usually be removed with a soak-and-scrape process.
  2. Painted texture requires skimming the surface with drywall compound. Paint acts as a sealant against water, so soaking wouldn’t be effective very effective in softening the texture—you’re better off covering up. The skimming process requires a fine touch, too, so you’ll need to be patient and allow a few hours, or more, per wall.

Avoid plastic drop cloths, which can become very slippery under wet drywall compounds. Tape off baseboards, window trim, and door trim with 3″-wide painter’s tape. Give the wall about 15 minutes of dwell time, then test the texture with a fingertip. When the texture is soft enough for you to rub it off all the way down to the drywall beneath, it’s time to scrape.

#3: While the drywall compound you will be applying typically sticks very well to painted surfaces, it’s a good idea to knock the sheen off high-gloss paint. In most cases, wall paint isn’t glossy and you’ll be able to skip this step.

After you have done all this, as far as removing this texture is concerned. Leave it to remain after you have repaired any imperfections found on the wall after scraping. And then paint as you wish and put things back in their place.

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