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How to achieve smooth walls

Posted by Ott2 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 27, 12 at 0:03

We are beginning a build that will be largely contemporary. We lived in a home in Japan for a while that had a non-textured paint treatment on the walls. Not like painted sheetrock. If you felt the walls, you could feel a very small amount of texture, but you couldn't really see the texture. The color did not appear to have much variance, but must have had a little because the walls seemed to have depth and warmth. We would like to do a similar treatment on all the walls in the house we are building. No visible texture, but a very warm, solid kind of look. Do you know what kind of wall treatment might achieve this kind of effect? It looks like I could possibly achieve this with some sort of a plain lime/plaster treatment? Any ideas?

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RE: How to achieve smooth walls

Veneer plaster over blueboard is the best modern treatment I've seen in the states but it's primarily done in the Northeast parts of the country. Ask your builder if he/she is familiar with it.

A level 5 finish on drywall is close to a veneer'd/blueboard finish and the newer tuff hide topcoat over drywall that has level 4 finishes looks proimising as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: tuff hide

RE: How to achieve smooth walls

sierraeast: Thanks for the response! I am in Texas, so not very close to the Northeast. I will see if there is any blueboard skill in this area, and will look at your other suggestions as well. I will probably be back with questions!

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