Originally Posted by samiap
I have deeply textured walls and ceilings and want to know if it is simpler (and roughly equivelant in expense) to simply tear down the walls and replace with new sheetrock. I do not think the texture can be scraped off easily and after skim coating and sanding 2-3 layers, is it not the same amount of labor and expense (if I decide I can not tackle it myself and hire someone) to simply replace it? Thanks
Attempting to remove a textured wall/ceiling surface can be a very laborious task. As you mentioned, the scraping, sanding and skim coating process sounds like a lot to do, but if you compare re-doing the drywall its about the same. I would probably get a few estimates for both jobs and see what kind of prices you get back.
Or you can always attempt it yourself in stages, and determine if it's more than you bargained for, or continued with another room. Let me know how it goes, post pictures.