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Old 04-07-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Thanks. I was surprised.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: garland
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when I bought my house, I had a painter come in and remove all of the wallpaper, textured walls, popcorn ceilings and refinish the walls/ceiling completely smooth. In one of the bathrooms, the previous owner had also painted over the wallpaper. I had them take it down to the base. It took them about a week but I did it before moving in so starting from an empty house made the work go faster than usual. It's a significant expense when compared to just painting but for a single digit percentage of the purchase price, I felt it was money well spent and makes the home look/feel much better.
I should add that my taste is classical modern so clean lines/smooth surfaces work well. It's not for everyone.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Our townhouse apartment has the textured walls, and it's a nice change from the boring flat walls we had everywhere else we've lived. Definitely adds some character to the rooms IMO.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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when I bought my house, I had a painter come in and remove all of the wallpaper, textured walls, popcorn ceilings and refinish the walls/ceiling completely smooth. In one of the bathrooms, the previous owner had also painted over the wallpaper. I had them take it down to the base. It took them about a week but I did it before moving in so starting from an empty house made the work go faster than usual. It's a significant expense when compared to just painting but for a single digit percentage of the purchase price, I felt it was money well spent and makes the home look/feel much better.
How much did that run you?

I don't mind the "orange peel" look so much, but the 70s "thumbprint" style we have on our walls drives me batty. Luckily no popcorn.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: garland
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It was roughly $3/sq ft of wall area for removal of the wallpaper and resurfacing with a smooth finish.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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In my 1952 ranch, the bathrooms were done in the 60's and have the heavily textured walls, but there were also renovations in the 90's so maybe the texturing was done then?

It is not the best looking option, but a ton of work to undo...
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