Author Topic: Spanish Lace/Knockdown Removal with Planex  (Read 232 times)

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Offline double_jn_it

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Spanish Lace/Knockdown Removal with Planex
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:59 AM »

I have a home with knockdown textured walls and ceilings. I would love to remove them. I'm attempting a level 5 type finish. I have never done this before so I tested it on one wall.

I'm willing to invest with a Planex to help with dust control, and speed of work. I currently own an extractor.

1. Dilute then mix all purpose compound with water.
2. Using a 1/2 roller nap, roll compound into wall; filling the voids between texture.
3. Using a 22" knockdown squeegee, spread the mud flat.
4. Repeat 3-5 times.

On the 3rd coat it looks great! The only problem is the high spots from the knockdown. It would require 3-4 more coats, to cover those high points. 90% of the wall is flat at 3 coats.

WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY - Sand and remove high points from texture using planex, or pole sander.

In my case I'm currently living in this home, and dust management is a major concern. I think a planex sounds like something I could use for mere dust management alone!

What are your opinions? Has anyone ever done this? What grit would you recommend for abrasive.

Thank you!

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