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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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October 6, 20100 found this helpful

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:

www.oldhouseweb.com/.../plaster-wall-crack-repair.shtml

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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)

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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, 20100 found this helpful

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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