How do you fix a terrible wall spackle job that has already been painted over?
Previous tenants did poor spackling jobs on the walls. The spackle is not flush and probably protrudes up to a centimeter in some places. The biggest eyesore measures about a foot wide! A contractor we spoke to said that since the spackle is painted over, we can't go back and sand it down because it is now as tough as rock. He suggested spackling over it again and sanding down. I don't get it. Wouldn't spackling over it again just make it protrude even more? HELP!
Asked By: melocoton - 11/19/2009
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Answered By: Antartic - 11/23/2009
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Respackle and repaint.
Answered By: Wisest Person Alive - 11/19/2009
Adding spackle will not reduce the protrusions. Sand the defective areas down and then fill in any voids. Sandpaper comes in many grits, from coarse to fine. The contractor was lazy.
Answered By: sensible_man - 11/19/2009
sand paper the edges until smooth
Answered By: pickmefirstplz - 11/19/2009
use an electric sanderwith 80 grit sand paper and see if that sands the bulk of it off, if it does use top coat plaster preferably already pre mixed, then apply an even skim coat of plaster with a plasterers wide spatula ,once dry sand smooth with 120 /180grit paper on a sanding block.. if you cant sand the bulk of it... More
Answered By: netrippa - 11/23/2009
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