I am preparing walls for skimcoating: Do the walls have to be free of all wallpaper adhesive?
By Joan from Slayton, MN
Most definitely get all the adhesive off or you will have a big mess.
Yes...yes...yes. It is tedious, but well worth it in the end. Also make sure you repair any holes and cracks. Just saw an interesting thread on that:
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What does it mean to skim coat?
By Anne from Albany, NY
In WI, it means applying a coat of plaster or drywall compound to sheetrock or dry wall. I love the finish, the random trowel marks give the painted walls character and interest. (08/06/2010)
Skimming means applying a thin coat of drywall compound to a wall. It can be plain or with a design. A example of this is on a ceiling. A skim coat is applied and a sponge of other tool is used to make swirls or a pop corn ceiling. (08/06/2010)
How do you skim coat walls?
Wall Bored from Shrewsbury, PA
You may find something to help you here. I have used this site many of times.
This link will tell you all about skimcoating and how and what to use.