Hi there! This is my first post, hopefully this will be of some help to me.
My husband and I bought a house last year that needs some TLC. Mostly just paint, the women who we bought it from did a terrible job. In our guest bedroom, we can only imagine this is what she did. She must have had a border of some kind in the middle of the room, because there is a wide strip all around the room that is completely smooth drywall. Now, I would love for the rest of the drywall to be that smooth, but I've heard that it's kind of a pain to get it that way. We believe the texture is the stuff that you put right into the paint. In our kitchen, we found green wallpaper behind the fridge when we replaced it. The texture comes right off with the paint when we tried to scrap it off of the wallpaper. That's another beast all together. Also, in the bathroom, some of the paint has chipped away and the bright blue underneath is totally smooth. She obviously didn't prime anything either. So, anyway...
My first question is - if this turns out to be the texture that gets mixed right in with the paint, is that pretty easy to get rid of?
The second is that if we can't get it off easily, how do I even out this wall? I believe it's a knock-down texture. In general, the texture is alright, we need to sand a few high points but that 6 inch strip of smooth looks really silly.
Thanks for the help!