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Offline tduffy

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Sanding texture applied to sheetrock
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:30 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has had success sanding wall texture off of sheetrock with a sander? If so what grit would work the best? I am assuming a coarse 60 or 80 grit so it would not clog as much.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you, Tom

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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Sanding texture applied to sheetrock
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 03:04 PM »
First wash the walls with TSP to remove contaminants, oils, etc. Rip it with 80 grit for a little bit, to rough it up, then skim coat it, with a really thin coating. Sand as needed, and repeat until desired level is reached. Sand as little as possible.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Sanding texture applied to sheetrock
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 03:57 PM »
Do as Peter describes.

Get a few of these knifes for laying down the mud.

Thin the mud, add No Pocks, roll on walls, lay out with above knives.

After a few passes you’ll get it laid down well enough where it will barley need sanding.


Offline tduffy

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Re: Sanding texture applied to sheetrock
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 04:19 PM »
Thanks guys..