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SeattleDIY 05-21-2008 11:32 PM

How well does drywall have to be sanded if I intend to texture it?
 
I am in the process of mudding right now. I will texture it with orange peel from a tex gun. So if i intend to textureit,how well do I ahve to sand it? They always say texture is a great for hiding any imperfections.

Can I just sand with 100 grit and be finished?

Thanks

gfw 05-22-2008 05:54 PM

I'm no expert, but if you're going to texture it, I would think 100 grit is smooth enough.

TaskBoy 05-22-2008 11:04 PM

I just did a bathroom myself and am darn proud of it. From my experience, it's not the surface finish left by the sanding screen. I just used "medium" Norton which is about 120 I think on all coats. What is an issue are obvious dips and high spots--they will show. I missed a few shallow hammer blows and they showed up upon painting. The texture did cover where I kissed the drywall tape a little. If you can feel your joints dip or rise, they will show.


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