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I am preparing walls for skimcoating: Do the walls have to be free of all wallpaper adhesive?

By Joan from Slayton, MN

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October 6, 20100 found this helpful

Most definitely get all the adhesive off or you will have a big mess.

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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:

http://www.oldh  ack-repair.shtml

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October 6, 2010 Flag

What does it mean to skim coat?

By Anne from Albany, NY

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Skim Coating Walls

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)

By bkvander

Skim Coating Walls

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)

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August 5, 2010 Flag

How do you skim coat walls?

Wall Bored from Shrewsbury, PA

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Skim Coating Walls

You may find something to help you here. I have used this site many of times.

oldhousejournal.com (11/30/2007)

By Gina

Skim Coating Walls

This link will tell you all about skimcoating and how and what to use.

dominomag.com (12/01/2007)

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