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    Default Sand Paint

    Here's my situation...My house was built in the 70's and when they painted the rooms ,they used sand paint. I'm doing renovations and want to finish the ceilings in regular paint . How do I get rid of the sand paint? Now this is NOT to be confused with a popcorn ceiling.
    Thanks for your help.
    Joe

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    Default Re: Sand Paint

    If you want a perfectly smooth surface, you will have to float the ceiling smooth with drywall topping compound. If you want a more normal orange peel or knock-down textured finish, simply spray the new texture over the old surface, prime, and paint.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Sand Paint

    If scraping with a putty knife produces no particles, simply paint over it as described above.

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    Default Re: Sand Paint

    thanks guys.. I'll try lightweight compound and see what happens !

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    Default Re: Sand Paint

    Try to float a small area say 3 ' by 3 ' . You may find that it will be difficult to get e smooth finish ;
    It may come out with allot of track marks/uneven lines . You can try to sc**** /sand some of the roughness off first . You may have to do multiple coats to get smooth. But if you can live w/o total smoothness then, just finish as others have suggested .
    Are you wanting a completely smooth ceiling ? Will some kind of texture be used?

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