What to do with faux finish walls?!!!
Atalie
May 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My husband and I looked at a house today that has faux finished walls in the kitchen and master bathroom. I believe they used tissue paper to mimic a stucco texture and then painted it with numerous applications of brown/tan/gold paint. The overall result is pretty... Well, just not our style. I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix it? Would it require re-sheet rocking the walls or can this stuff be removed?
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Rockin' Fine Finish
A lot of times yes resheetrocking is a must you can try and remove it but mostly likely won't work
May 5, 2013 at 5:49PM     
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Atalie
So you literally have to remove all the molding and cut out the sheet rock and replace it?!!!
May 5, 2013 at 5:51PM   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Yes how much is there ? you can try applying paint remover and scrape it off
May 5, 2013 at 5:53PM   
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Atalie
It's all over the walls- it's hard to see the texture in the photos, but everywhere you see the variegated color, know its deeply textured...
May 5, 2013 at 5:55PM   
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Atalie
You can't see the remainder of the kitchen/breakfast room area, but the walls are all covered with the stuff!
May 5, 2013 at 5:56PM   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
So when you run your hands across the wall how bumpy is it ?
May 5, 2013 at 6:06PM   
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Atalie
Literally about 1/8 of an inch in some areas- it's all different. I wonder how it would look just painted one color without all the extra colors added? It may be a deal breaker and not worth making an offer on the house. I just can't believe people do that to walls!
May 5, 2013 at 6:08PM   
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May 5, 2013 at 6:09PM     
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Atalie
Yes... That's it. Wow... Thank you for that link!
May 5, 2013 at 6:11PM   
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A Crew of Two
You are welcome...wondering if you could just take some of it off? Sounds like the finish could hold up to paint, but if it is super bumpy maybe you could just knock off the higher bumps. My only advice is have the same person do the work- each of you will sand it differently and you will end up with a bigger mess that looks uneven. I found this out the hard way when my boyfriend and I sanded- he was much more aggressive than I was and our finish wasn't consistent.
May 5, 2013 at 6:14PM   
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Atalie
That's a great tip. It really sounds like it is a ton of work. The texture may not be so bad without the gold accents.
May 5, 2013 at 6:16PM   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Then repaint to a solid color
May 5, 2013 at 6:33PM   
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