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    Matthew Bruns Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 25, 2008, 08:07 AM
    New drywall meets old painted/textured drywall
    I am finally finished with a 10 foot addition to the 2 bedrooms at the front of my home. Once the additional was final on the exterior, ie: masonry walls, roof framing, sheathing, etc. I was left with the final task of removing the original exterior mas. Wall down to the floorline. Once this was achieved, the existing rooms were visible and at that point I started thinking about the upcoming drywalling.
    When you are adding a new drywall surface which would butt up against an existing drywall ceiling (that is 30 years old, been painted several times through the years) would it be best to remove the old drywall in its entirety and drywall the entire space with new gyp. Bd. Or is there a way to match the existing drywall finish so that it would look as good as new? I do not want to see a transition. Also... one of the rooms has that popcorn finish on it which I plan on removing. The other ceiling the popcorn has been removed, and painted once.
    What would a Pro do? ANy thoughts would be a help!
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    massplumber2008 Posts: 12,778, Reputation: 1210
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    Aug 28, 2008, 06:56 PM
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    hkstroud Posts: 11,929, Reputation: 899
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    Aug 28, 2008, 08:10 PM
    The question here is which option is less work. Is it more efficient to remove the existing drywall or patch, repair and smooth out blemishes. Are there any other advantages to removing the existing drywall such as insulation or electrical work that can or should be done. The actual transition between the two surfaces will not be visible if done by a reasonably competent drywall finisher.
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    Matthew Bruns Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 29, 2008, 07:36 AM
    That was my main concern, the transition from the existing drywall ceiling to a new drywall ceiling.
    After more thought, I have decided to remove the gyp-bd. From the rooms completely and start "fresh" with all new finishes and textures.

    From my recent experience, most people anymore want to do "what's easier" rather than what's best. I have always gone the extra mile and put in hours more effort than was really needed... but the final results are always worth it. Especially when its your own personal project.


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