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Old 02-13-2018, 08:05 AM
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First Time Painting Mural

Hi, I'm new here. I've been researching how to paint a mural. I'm already familiar with acrylics, so I'm not so concerned about the painting as I am the prep.

My parents want me to do a mural in their house. The walls are textured. What do I do? Do I sand it down or skim coat it? In my research I found both options. Sanding sounds like it could take awhile, but so does the skim coating. I've already checked to see if they have lead paint on their walls, and they don't.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:55 PM
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Re: First Time Painting Mural

I skim coated a textured wall and it was a heck of a lot of work but the end result was worth it. Just be sure to be patient and let each layer dry thoroughly.

I didn't sand it down as mine was textured drywall board as opposed to texture added to a flat drywall so the texture was extremely hard. It also had several layers of paint and it would have been difficult and time consuming to get it flat.

If theirs is added texture on a flat drywall, then sanding flat might work out better for you.
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