Ask Mark
 

Search Textured Walls

 
Step By Step
  Foundations
Framing
Roofing
Windows
Siding
Electrical
Plumbing
Heating
Insulation
Drywall
Doors
Trim
Flooring
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
More to come
 
Ask Mark a Question

Are You Building a Home, Adding On, Repairing or Renovating? Click the ask Mark a question link above and submit your question. It'll be featured here on the site in the subject category.

    © Mark Saville 2006  

The guys sprayed the walls, now what?

 
 
 

Spray Tex on the Walls was not what they wanted. question: we are building a new home, and we contracted for a "smooth drywall finish", but the drywall men mistakenly sprayed a "rough perlite finish" on all the drywall...can this be fixed, or should they be replacing it all? Dawne Rich

Hi Dawne, Thank you for your question and I don't mind helping out to get the situation resolved.

 

 
 

Is it possible to get a brand name of the texture they sprayed on and is it also possible to email a picture of one of the walls to me? Some types of texture are fairly easy to scrape off and some are not. In both cases there will be a lot of sanding involved and care must be taken to make sure all of the texture is removed to get a good smooth finish. Removing and re-installing new drywall is the sure way to get it right but the contactor may not like that option because of the cost and lost time. If you don't have the time to spare and are commited to moving in at a specific date then the scraping and sanding should be faster.

textured walls One way to go about this is to do one wall by scraping, sanding and priming, see how that looks and take it from there. You'll only really be able to tell how smooth the surface has turned out after the primer/sealer is on.

Do you have a good working relationship with your contactor and has the contractor admitted to making the mistake? Is the contactor open to suggestions to find the best possible solution? What matters is the end result, the finish on your drywall is the most important point.  I will continue to answer more questions if you have them as you work through this. Thanks, Mark

 

 
 

Hi Mark

Yes, we did receive your thoughts, and we thank you very much for your honest input.....we have been told the drywall men will be sanding down the perlite spray finish, and we told them we want to inspect the walls before any trim or moldings are put on.....I hope we will know what to look for when we go to inspect.....but we'll do the best we can. thanks again, Larry+Dawne Rich  

 

 

repaired walls
A good straight second coat on the joint.

Hi Larry and Dawne, I'm glad you've arrived at a decision and it's probably the most efficient option for everyone. If you can, do your inspection after the primer is on and before the finish paint goes on. At that point you'll get an honest view of what the finished wall will look like but you're not stuck with it at that point. The workers can still sand more and touch up with mud if it's not quite what you expected. Compare it to a friend's wall or a wall where you're living now and that'll give you an idea of what it's supposed to look like. If they haven't sanded enough you'll see little raised areas and if they've sanded too much then the paper on the drywall will be roughed up. I think you should be ok.

 

 

© Mark Saville 2006 Reprint with Permission only.

FREE Advice

Building a new home or addition? Need advice on Repairs? FREE monthly news and tips.Your personal information is NEVER shared with anyone.

Your Name:
E-mail Address:

ADS
Sponsored Links




Coming Soon