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Thinned-out-lightweight-ready-mix-top coats don’t dry hard, they are forever chalky, and water-based primers that only stick to the top layer of dust can’t stand up to painters tape. Re-posting content is not allowed, no exceptions. A blister brush or paintbrush may also be needed for smoothing dried joint compound out. Happy renewal! Thanks for the tip. If the rest of your walls get water exposure enough to soak into the drywall seams, it’s likely to ruin drywall altogether. ft. of skim coating space). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am going to do your method lol i am hoping it will work out well for me lol i am a single female and have never attempted anything like this before lol wish me luck. until you get it right. If you’re going to be doing skim coats in several rooms like I am, consider investing in sanding screens instead of traditional wallpaper. 6 inch drywall taping knife: Keep up the good work and especially the blogs. For textured walls, is a great resource. A large five gallon bucket for mixing the skim coat. I'm think of buying and cutting drywall for practice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So glad you found my tutorial then! I used this trowel to apply the final skim coat. What started as a routine wallpaper removal ended up as a drywall paper removal also. You can use this process to smooth a textured wall, taper out tape seams after fresh drywall, or repair a damaged wall from ripping off wallpaper. I didn't realize I could do that to a manual sander. Excellent post. Good luck with your project! First of all, we should start by clearing up a myth:  most drywall by itself is not smooth. :). Way to Go! t, I am still laughing over your quote at the top of your blog “I'm not going gray, that's just paint in my hair!” haha!! Wear a breathing mask and protective eyewear; and maybe a hat – dust will be everwhere. Stuccolite Skim Coat should be air cured, unless hot. Click the play button below to watch the Part 1 YouTube video: If you have a Question about the easiest way to repair knockdown texture on a wall patch ever! Hey there! (*Note:  some of these photos have been darkened to enhance the difference between the wet mud and wall – it’s hard to see off-white on white*), Add Sound-Dampening Drywall without Removing the Old, there’s another post about that where I recommend one that isn’t oil-based, Keeping your tools clean and ready for the next job is an important step that should not be missed. This is great., How to install and finish vinyl corner bead drywall finishing, Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2- We redid our kitchen, which had 30+ years of various layers of paint and wall paper. I am the worse drywaller … getting by the project but a looong way off. Or maybe I need to throw more elbows around in the house? First, I am not sure why they would hae to scrape and plaster prior to skim … Personal note: I used a rectangular cake pan for my mud with good result. Note: if you use glossy paint on ceilings then they do have to be near perfect or every flaw will be shown, you generally DO NOT need to use a gloss in bathrooms or kitchens as paint stores recommend. here it is May and I am STILL sheetrocking!!! You could call it primer failure, or you could call it weak joint compound. After the wall is smooth, let the first coat of joint compound dry. I’ve been in this house for close to 8 years now and have had zero issues with my walls. This tutorial is more meant for beginners who won’t yet have that kind of skill, but thanks for the tip about the roller application… going to have to try that next time! Dear Sarah, Thanks in advance. Eek! It’s important to be systematic in your approach; any missed spots will be highlighted once you paint the wall. You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. Creating with my suggested methods, materials, and tools is under your own risk. We tried to primer it. I actually hadn’t thought about getting taping knives of different sizes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now that I’ve gotten up close and personal with my bathroom drywall, I’m learning that the above is definitely true in my case. It can also be applied with a paint roller for high-quality smoothness. Truly, DAG of Charlotte. I guess that using a oi-based primer over a water based primer over the final skim coat would give some measure of moisture protection, but I am not sure that it would. I’m finding out this home improvement stuff isn’t for the faint of heart. Thanks! We should have replaced the drywall, but instead, we floated the entire surface of the wall; 3 coats of mud. Be sure to also read the follow-up post so you can get more details on things I’ve learned over the years (here). Take the sanding tool, while applying very light pressure and use your light to see small details. Thanks for sharing your processes – love the details. My Last Video: Do you think this process would work on plaster, as well? The sanding screens last longer and do not clog like traditional sandpaper, and also come in 220 grit to give your walls a smooth finish. I’m skim-coating my dining room ceiling this weekend… wish me luck. Thanks. If you’re a skilled drywall taper or plasterer, you probably use a hawk and trowel to skim-coat walls. A slight hit that would not leave a mark on painted drywall, creates gouges and we have to do something. A skim coat is a very thin layer of drywall joint compound that covers an entire ceiling or wall. Hopefully, my patience will pay off in the end! There seems to be a major flaw in your instructions, and so many who follow them will suffer from it. came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly! =P. Have some patience, and take your time. Perma-Patch Drywall Patch for outlets,can lights and holes: Did you have to work around windows? I hope you find these tutorials helpful and conquer your room with ease! I can’t tell you how much DIYers love hearing success stories from the tips we share! And I’ll do my best to answer (based on my personal experience, though of course I’m not a pro! Roll skimming is necessary to create very smooth walls. I have a son with an ugly duckling house. While I have turned my skim coat into a post-workday evening project, it took several of those evenings to learn to get it right, to get a rhythm going, and to start seeing finished results. Cheers again for your inspiration. Related: Fixing Bubbles & More Skim Coating Tips. Learn how to easily fix 3 of the most common drywall repairs in 1 video! We have wallpaper behind the fixtures. So after days and days of exhausting work after a full day of work, my wife and I managed to transform two (loud, to say the least) wallpapered bedrooms into mostly smooth skim coated walls with your tutorial to thank. My favorite things: 1) tearing my house apart and 2) putting it back together again. Wallpaper on the ceiling sounds ROUGH. Reellucky. ): Tool shopping tips:  All-purpose joint compound is cheap, but I wanted to share a little tip to make things easy for you when shopping at the big box stores. I love paragraph 4! Hey Sarah, I guess I am far behind in reading this, but I am not ashamed that I'm a “newbs” so I'm going to try to not be ashamed of this question… What's the difference between this and sparkling??? This seems extraordinarily high to me. Hi, my bud just forwarded me your article. I’m subscribing now so you can save me again! We just bought (well, a year ago) a 1975 house with a glued onto unprimed/painted drywall laminate backsplash in the kitchen and already painted over wallpaper in every bathroom!! Anyway, where the brown paper is exposed….do I need to skim coat just that area 1st if I'm going to texture my walls? If using a shiny or sheen paint (any other than flat) you will need a flat or acrylic primer 1st then apply the sheen 2 coats. I wanted to know what helpful tips that you have for clean up? Glad it helped! Thanks a million! What did you do about the walls behind toilet and the sink? Hip hip, hooray. But your blog has helped me realize the length and dust is normal. I love hearing when people are using my tutorials to fix their homes! Your frustrated ranting from yours truly lesson for this week is skim coating damaged drywall. I bought most of the materials for less than $75 before I started getting cold feet! Then cut out any ripples or bubbles and cover the edges of the cutouts with fiberglass mesh, mud over those, sand and paint the patches. I’ve been thinking about just smashing the wall down and starting over because no matter what I did, it never looked smooth like the pros! Read my complete disclosure here. Since no sizing was applied to the wallpaper before slapping it on, the builders of my beloved UDH made my job really hard. I O-ficially love your site! The house is falling down. Thank you for TOTALLY MAKING MY DAY with your comment :). We got a quote back from a contractor for $60,000 to scrape, plaster and skim coat plus priming and painting. UPDATE:  I tried experimenting with paint and primer combo products, and to be honest, I hate most of them. Love this! (Though I was frightened at first, it didn’t automatically self level for 12 hours.) Thank you for excellent advice, delightfully presented. Reellucky, Thank you SO MUCH! That peeling could be due to painting over areas that still had glue residue (but I'm only guessing). The premixes stay wet longer and dry from the inside out, they must fully dry before more work can be done…this is where the Easy Sand dry mix comes into play. I headed to Lowes today to get the drywall supplies. Thank you for the information again and I will check back later. This helps tremendously. Nice tutorial. I’m choosing to repair rather than replace, but there really isn’t an “easy” option, as both require some work. My walls in my bathroom look a lot like yours after removing the old wallpaper, but I believe mine was skim coated. Thanks! I hope it works out for you! If it’s some kind of patch where the rest of the wall is dirty and you put new joint compound in a section, you should still clean the rest of the wall before painting, but try not to get the joint compound area wet again. On Family Handyman they recommended a roller. Wasn’t an available formula when I first started DIYing, so it’s a relatively new product. The walls turned out great, in fact compared to the rest of the walls in my 100+ year old house, they are the nicest! To do it wrong, you’ll need only a bucket of joint compound (“JC” or “mud” as you’ll see in this post) and a 4″ metal putty knife. I found that using my 18v Skil battery-powered sander with 220 grit paper worked fantastic for smoothing out the layers. So in later projects, I actually used the RX-35 to seal the drywall, then do the mud work, then use a separate primer once I was ready for paint. So if you’re just skimming out dings from moving furniture use the Purple/ Light Green. My question is: Can I apply the mud to the bare wall or should I primer first. You might need to skim coat if you’re repairing after wallpaper removal, after drywall repairs or ceiling repairs, or even if your walls are just doing the damage from every day where in tear from your family. The premixes have different strengths, if you’ve repaired a large hole or taped a fresh seam then you should use Green top as the initial base coat as it is hard to sand because it is most solid, then “top coat” or skim w/ the Blue or Purple or Light Green (purple/ light green are ultralights that sand well, my favorites). It’s quicker than it sounds because the tape acts as a screed, making the patches smoother than they’d be without it. We are also scraping popcorn ceilings. Using a small bucket with clean water, wet and wring out the sponge. Skim coating is the process of applying a very thin covering of joint compound, also called mud, to smooth out rough wall and ceiling surfaces. I’m following your steps EXACTLY. I have learned so much from your whole site, but the skim coat stuff was the first bit I found. I am in the process of removing wallpaper to find ancient, ugly walls that have been wallpapered, painted, and wallpapered again! Which brings me to my next tip:  The right tools for this job are key. I’ll need it. Glad to hear it! Thanks! Allow the skim coat to dry and sand it lightly with a pole sander and 120-grit paper before priming. I am removing wall paper and a lot of the dry wall underneath is getting gouged., How to repair water damaged drywall in one day!! You’ll want to scrape the knife across the wall in such a way as to leave a little of the mud behind, filling in the ridges and gouges while skimming over the entire surface. ☑️Check out my Facebook Group: Drywall and Texture Help:, ☑️Check out my Twitter:, ☑️Follow me on Instagram:, (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So you suggest to use an oil based primer over water based primer. 90 min. I’m trying to smooth and paint interior bulkheads on my boat so am using a different type of putty but the technique is essentially the same. Having to repair drywall after removing wallpaper is not the easiest job and sometimes it can really be a pain. 45 min. Consider using a flashlight in one hand and the sander in the other, moving the light around in different angles to make sure you didn’t miss anything. $1 dollar store. Thanks so much for doing the legwork on this! For corners, you use the taping knife edge in the corner and feather it out on both sides. Hi! Your directions are easy to understand and real. Skim coating is a great way to make all the walls new again. Because the coat of joint compound is so thin, you must be able to see all of the small differences to get a smooth finish. So remember:  it’s not impossible, but you will have to put in the time to see satisfactory results. Glad you found it helpful! P.S. Thin it out, and it’s even weaker. I can’t thank you enough! Agreed. Your post made it look easy, but actually it’s a pretty daunting task. Take care, -Paul It is coming along though; primed my hallway and 2 of the walls in my main living space, I took my time and have to admit I am sick of it already! from one single gal to another, I like your realness and ability to tackle the job! I’ve peeled it as close as possible. Paint and Mud Mixer- The primer does its job to help with adhesion of all 3 of those layers (primer sticks to joint compound, then the paint sticks to the primer). So glad you found this helpful! I can’t honestly say I have enjoyed the actual work, but I loved following in your footsteps. I had been trying to remove the paint with paint thinner however there are 5 different shades of pink that are on the wall apparently. Once I applied the mud, it stuck like glue. But if you’re a remodeler who does only occasional skim-coating to fix wrecked walls, … I wound up discovering a water-based, low odor peel stop sealer (with a weird name) that performed far better. Your advice would make sense if all of the bathroom walls were consistently exposed to HIGH levels of moisture rather than the occasional splash like near a sink. Touching up old or unsightly walls – Walls can take a beating over time, and a skim coat is a great way to restore the like-new appearance of walls without completely replacing them. Fun. *6 inch drywall taping knife: As in I put the mud on and take all off. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I replaced the broken spray nozzle in the kitchen sink. Here’s to Ugly Duckling houses ever’where! In the future you should try a blue top finishing mud, the green top shown in your pic is for taping and is way harder to sand. All tutorials and demonstrations are not intended to be professional advice (nor substitute as such), and I make no guarantees as to the procedures and information here. I read this blog post months ago and just read it through again. I can't get a straight answer from anyone. It takes patience and practice, but it’s not impossible. I'm doing this in my kitchen after multiple attempts at getting wallpaper off. I am going to go without the primer and see how that works. But if you want to save your money, clear up the confusion, and feel more like a pro (who doesn’t? And what is the purpose of this blog, if not to pass on the knowledge I’ve picked up? The purpose of priming is to seal the wall so that the skim coat doesn’t bubble. Best tool for my skin coating job. As it turns out I won't have to skim the whole area (thank goodness), just where the scraper dug in and exposed the rock. It made me smile. @Pidge If it's peeling up like paint, you may need to to a more thorough sanding job or cleaning. I can do this. At an angle, press the knife against and down the wall, leaving a thin layer of compound on the drywall. It will take some practice, but with a steady hand, you’ll get the hang of it in just a few passes. I am also repairing my powder room from a bad wallpaper removal using your tips and techniques. From what I have seen here and other places, using pre-mixed, light joint compound would give a smooth finish much easier, but I do not want to go back and have to repair damage that might occur in the future. It looks like the dry wall was never taped or skim coated. Thank you a million times for your post. I’ve been forced to just figure it out myself. thanks so much for writing this post — lots of great info here without being excruciatingly in-depth. And thanks for the reality check that I have to relive this nightmare if I hope to achieve anything remotely like decent results when I wallpaper. *Werner Work Platform: Never seen before super double dog secret diy skim coating tips and tricks! This tool has the perfect angle and actual squeegee part is the right firmness compared to other similar style tools I bought in … Thank you very much. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you rub it over the surface of the mud it will soften the surface layer of the mud allowing you to work it like you would with sandpaper. I kept googling & kept googling because no one gave me a direct answer. Skimming is the application of a thin coat over a surface, usually to repair the surface or prepare it ahead of decoration or painting. How necessary is it to thin the compound? Thank you thank you thank you! *sigh*. The walls weren't prime, so when I removed the wallpaper on 1 wall I said their is no turning back. Thank you so much for sharing. If you’re soaking down your walls to that extent every time you brush your teeth though, you should probably just tile the bathroom walls instead of gamble with drywall at all, since drywall IS sensitive to moisture (and standards have changed for items like the shower walls — they use cement board and no longer use drywall in those spots for exactly this reason). I used oil-based primer in my master bathroom after all was said and done, with excellent results. One of the best ways to keep the paper edges from fraying and showing up when you paint is to seal them with a 50/50 mixture of an oil based sanding sealer and paint thinner. Big mistake I have made is that I haven’t properly thinned the joint compound. I like your work station and tool display. Thank you so much for your tips!!! I am skim coating and repainting a room in which a previous owner removed the wallpaper and just painted over the bumpiness/gouges without repairing the wall. I use the blue top stuff now – been a few years since I first posted this tutorial! After all this hard work I can’t afford to skip a step. So, I’ve began my quest to strip & refinish the walls in those spaces, and I’m thankful for your wisdom and your sense of humor, but perhaps even more importantly, I was inspired to tell you the true story of my artist/daughter, Sarah. The better the lighting, the easier it will be to see areas where you have missed, scratches and pock marks on the wall, areas that are uneven, etc. Crack-Tape Composite Tape – 100′ Roll A skim coat is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to bring walls and ceilings back to their original luster after repairs or damage. I have plaster on wood lathe walls. This is useful advice, and will be necessary in a lot of situations. Just be sure to also purchase the HEPA filters and bags to protect your shop vac from the fine dust. Also, the skim coat is the only way to meet the drywall level finish of five, which is the best of the finishes that are generally used on walls with bright lights. Thank you for showing your before pictures. I am SO going to start using this line… I hope that okay! If you go to the paint aisle (where most people search for wallpaper remover, spackling, and other related materials), you’ll find that there is usually only one brand of joint compound, comes in small containers, and can leave you overwhelmed with all of the other vinyl spackling, interior/exterior compound, “smooth”, “flexible”, “high-performance”, “lightweight”, “fast and final”, BLAH BLAH BLAH types around it. You will hold the skimmer plate in one hand—or place it somewhere within easy reach—while you apply the skim coat. Very helpful as we are now tackling our walls and rippng down wallpaper, and just now found your blog. & the reason you don’t wipe your skim coat with a damp cloth — besides ruining all your hard work — is that primer is different than paint, & primer applied to walls with some dust will not flake off the way paint does. Bottom line. I have done a few smaller ones in the past but this one might be too big for me. I have used setting-type compound to repair the water-damaged plaster (not drywall). Checkout: How to install and finish vinyl corner bead ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We bought a 1950’s house and – thankfully – there is only one room that really needs a full skim coat. 2. A drywall contractor estimated $3600 to fix it, and thanks to you, we’re saving ridiculous amounts is money. Bottom line, bathroom walls in general aren’t often hosed down with water to the amount that drywall should be getting soaking wet except in areas meant to be waterproofed (such as a steam room or shower walls where you tile over the wall). Try to fill in spots as smooth as possible to avoid having to re-sand later (though I did just for good measure). Learning how to skim coat drywall is not only a money saver, but a time saver overall. Sarah – GREAT tutorial! When first putting up drywall, you screw it in place, tape the seams, and cover them with joint compound. Thanks. To make things easier, let’s go through the hand-picked primer sealer reviews. I have been skimming nightly in my office and the clean up is absolutely back breaking! I hired someone to strip the wallpaper of a bathroom. You'll still need to take down the wallpaper, repair, then paint if that's the case. Then I noticed that one 'room' had knock-down and the other 'room' had orange peel.It took two coats (at least) of skimming to get the room smooth. I have read TONS of posts and watched videos on skim coating but no one except you mentioned clean up. Retexturing after a drywall repair – After a repair, a skim coat is often used to prep the wall for paint or texture. right on! Trying to decide if I really need to move them. Any help is appreciated! Did you just skim around them? Here are the tools you will need: Protective sheets (for the floor and furniture). Sorry to hear about your guy not following through… sometimes you look at someone else’s work and you just know you could have done a better job on your own! So reading how you went about fixing your home has been very helpful, keep the tips coming! ” Is the oil-based primer you are referring to the RX-35? background: rgb(85, 85, 85); And curse anyone who installs wallpaper, double curses on people who paint over it. Think of primer as a precursor to paint. I used to shiver with intimidation when I went into a hardware store, but no longer :). I've found conflicting opinions but puny hands can't stand much more of the glue battle. Oil base is noxious and hazardous, ANY flat pain till work if you’re using flat anyway then just do 2 coats and be done. I have just started sharing my DIY passion with the world and I glad to meet a kindred soul. So here I found your site & I am so happy because I am running to the store with my list. You can’t expect the sanding step to take care of all of the loose ends (trust me, the sanding part of four walls is a real pain, and you want to give yourself as smooth of a start as possible to prevent hours of correcting later). You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. but, the dining room is another story. Wow! And thanks from those of us who realize how tough it is to write clearly and make it entertaining. The men at Home Depot & Lowes were great but I left both places thinking I am so dumb. These kits come with a connection hose that allows you to hook up the sander to a shop vac, eliminating about 90-95% of the dust that you will experience. That’s awesome… “Decor-HATION” :) Glad the tutorial was helpful, and welcome to my little DIY world! Lots of luck and be sure to wear a good breathing mask! From when I haven’t thinned it down, it is kind of annoying with the consistency. You should read the follow up post for specific product recommendations. This easy step-by-step tutorial shows you how to skim coat damaged drywall after wallpaper removal (with my favorite products that make things easier!). If you have a good drill get a paddle mixer andmix a whole bucket at one time. Grab your primer and use it to seal your walls once more, then paint it with whatever you want. UPDATE #2: I tried the oil primer in the kitchen and dining room on later projects and didn’t like it. 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