trent74Member@trent74Join Date: 2011Post Count: 5
I am new on here and signed up to this other property website the other day.
There was some interesting stuff about painting the interior of rental homes with a textured paint:
Anyone own any rentals and have had issues with internal painting or could offer any advice after watching this?GreaterKCHomesMember@greaterkchomesJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 86
It is a great way to finish a wall and create that modern look. The technique is known as "knock-down", and if you can find a skilled sheet rock man/woman, it looks simply amazing. When done correctly, it literally makes a house look 40 years younger, when combined with ceiling fans, new carpet (or finished hardwoods) things of this nature. For the best results, find someone who has done a lot of this technique, as it's almost an art form, and if done wrong, looks horrible.
Hope that helps!
JohnTrevMember@trevJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 39
I would be reluctant to use this finish in one of my rentals. Once applied it would be very difficult to convert back to a flat plaster finish. It is apparently more popular in the US but I haven't seen many (if any) houses in Australia where a heavy textured finish has been successfully applied to an internal wall. I would rather repair the plastered surface of a hard plastered wall, or flush up a plasterboard wall and then apply a good flat acrylic paint. I used a suede finish in a rental a while ago and even converting that back to a smooth finish for repainting was a laborious job.
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