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Zinsser Roll- A-Tex

Posted by mamacotti (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 25, 12 at 13:48

Has anyone ever used this product? I'd love to be able to find something that I can just roll on to get a somewhat uniform appearance on some spots.

This house is 33 yrs old, lots of previous repairs in different spots. The "original" wall texture is smooth, or orange-peel(?).

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

If it turns out that that was a really stupid question, I apoligize. The only times I've ever had walls textured was during renovations, and it was always knock-down. I'm just assuming a smooth texture is blown on? Maybe not...? I did ask the guys at SW if there was anything that I could roll on, and they said no, but then I found this Zinsser product.

So,any advice would certainly be appreciated!
Thanks so much!


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RE: Zinsser Roll- A-Tex

I've owned a bunch of properties over the years including three rental properties that were at least 70 years old -- lots of abused walls. I've always repaired pockmarked walls the hard way: spackle/sand, spackle/sand until pleasing to the eye. I repair cracks using fiberglass tape and epoxy and/or spackle. I haven't used Roll-A-Tex but it just doesn't look like the best way to go. Consider using "wall liner" that is applied like wallpaper. It bridges imperfections, turns hard (like plaster) after application, and it can be painted or papered. You could surface an entire wall with liner or portions. The sheet edges would need to be feather edged with spackle, of course. I've seen wall liner in Home Depot and Lowes plus it's readily available on-line.


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