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I have used setting-type compound to repair the water-damaged plaster (not drywall). $1 dollar, also buckets for mixing, clean up etc. Hello! If the situation is intolerable, an oil based primer or PVA will toughen it up, but if you use PVA, you’ll have to find some paint that will stick to it. Although I will be putting wallpaper back up for the design I want, this process is not as bad as I thought. The only time I’ve ever had an issue with paint peeling off of fresh joint compound is when I was lazy and tried to use the paint primer combo that is so popular these days it refused to stick. Thanks so much for watching! All textured thick wallpaper, gouges, and compound stuck here and there. How to skim coat a wall in less then 10 minutes Diy Drywall Tips and Tricks to get a smooth finish. Are you using the “green” Sheetrock brand all-purpose joint compound thinned down and/or the lightweight “blue”? I took off the wallpaper from our bathroom. So, using that approach is something of a gamble, and I have not seen any written evidence that it would hold up over time. And to answer the skim coating question, if the brown part isn't *too* gouged, you might be ok to just do the texture over the top, since it's supposed to be uneven anyway. ft. of skim coating space). I have learned so much from your whole site, but the skim coat stuff was the first bit I found. Sigh. Tomorrow I tackle the next stage of bathroom redo. in case you’re wondering, I have 16yrs experience….hope this helps. Before applying either, you want the wall to be as smooth as possible, so you apply mud to fill in any gouges BEFORE you apply primer and paint. Thanks. Using a small bucket with clean water, wet and wring out the sponge. 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. 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. You’ll need body filler, hardener, and a plastic squeegee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Yeah, the most expensive part is the labor! This can involve the application of a single coat of mud to hide minor imperfections or it can involve the use of several coats to build up a smooth, finished surface. The main exposed wall was a mess. I bought a fixer in Dallas and it’s coming along slowly. I used regular all-purpose drywall, not the lightweight compound – I’m not sure if this makes too much of a difference or not. I'm Sarah. Allow the skim coat to dry and sand it lightly with a pole sander and 120-grit paper before priming. Really. What’s the worse that could happen? Thanks for the tutorial! ): 1. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So here I found your site & I am so happy because I am running to the store with my list. It looks like the dry wall was never taped or skim coated. They’re listed here, including the primer I like best! The article below focuses on how to roll skim drywall. I was literalllllly just looking for blog posts and how-to’s on this, hooray! I like your work station and tool display. When rinsing off your tools and cleaning out the mud pan, do not (for emphasis, I’ll repeat. We need to skim coat our apartment (approx. :). So glad you found my tutorial then! But, I’m learning. And I’ll do my best to answer (based on my personal experience, though of course I’m not a pro! I’ll also show you how to mix the skim coat with all purpose joint compound. And don’t be afraid to go over the same spot if you don’t like your first pass; the mud is thin and wet, so it’s forgiving until it begins to dry. because if you wipe your skim coated wall with a damp cloth, it’s going to mess it all up, yes? 45 min. 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!). Picking up the best primer sealer after skim coat can drive you nuts if you’re not a painter by profession. Please ensure you are following proper guidelines with anything used, and seek professional advice if you don’t know how to do something! So I wipe the whole thing down with stuff that traps dust, similar to how you wipe wood down after sanding and before staining (such as a non-oily tack cloth or even Swiffer dry cloths – one of my sponsors just FYI, but I used them for this reason before they ever sponsored me, ha!). So glad you found this helpful! Obviously I needed this tutorial first. Overall you have a good DIY post…if and when one becomes good at it you can skim coats next to each other and over lap them instead of leaving the “fill in” gaps between each coat…the trick is to mud up the side of the blade where you want the mud on the wall and not so much the other, then apply pressure w/ your fingers on the back of the blade where there’s no or less mud…ex: if you’re working right to left then mud the R side of blade and apply pressure to L side which is how we “feather” it…to fallacies noted in the paint aspect: you do not have to use oil base primer and the “smooth” texture comes from multiple coats of paint properly applied and rolled out (depending on sheen). Got overwhelmed/confused by the person in the paint dept when it came to sealers and couldn't remember what you had used. Hey there! You should definitely write the post because I feel like it would be so helpful! Thank you so much for your tips!!! This tool has the perfect angle and actual squeegee part is the right firmness compared to other similar style tools I bought in … I have diluted and put down the toilet and have also tried cleaning my tools outside although I don’t think dumping it down the sewer drain is the most environmentally friendly method. 2. 100 points to, I eventually got the hang of timing my evening right so that I wouldn’t have leftover mud, but if you wind up with some. Thanks much! I have made an absolute disaster of an area in my kitchen & I feel relief after stumbling upon your website. Once I applied the mud, it stuck like glue. I'm so overwhelmed! Being a visual learner, I found this so helpful. *wink*, Wow- great tutorial and such a big messy dusty job!! }, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Contractor Double Pack for Matching Knockdown Texture Sponge, How to skim coat a wall in less then 10 minutes | Diy Drywall Tips and Tricks, Skim Coating Walls for Beginners Tutorial- Tips, Tricks and Tools, https://www.facebook.com/groups/drywalltexturinghelp/, https://www.instagram.com/peckdrywallpainting/. After you are satisfied with the skim coat and it has had time to dry, the next task is to sand. .dark_theme{ ), and renovation realities from a short gal in the power tool aisle. I'm doing this in my kitchen after multiple attempts at getting wallpaper off. Thin it out, and it’s even weaker. I just want to say thank you for sharing what you’ve learned. So you suggest to use an oil based primer over water based primer. Can I skim coat over my painted popcorn ceiling? As in, wallpaper was removed and there are gouges in the wall, and someone painted over the holes and damage without smoothing it first, or painted on top of wallpaper? Join compound gets wet again pretty fast. Please leave them in the comment section of this video, Skim coating walls for beginners tutorial, Skim coating walls for beginners tutorial-Skimming, Easiest way to repair knockdown texture on a wall patch ever! 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. Girl – I’m coming at you from 2019 and I keep debating on doing this. https://youtu.be/Fd4tsg3s4Ec, How to repair water damaged drywall in one day!! You just made my day! Lots of luck and be sure to wear a good breathing mask! By applying an oil-based primer, you’re essentially hardening the layer beneath. But the paper covering the entire sheet of drywall is typically not smooth. :). Or can I just do it after the skim coating? If the paint doesn’t show signs of that, you might be ok to skim coat. (I realize how much of a hypocrite I am for typing that, but I’m trying to give the right advice here. I had the same problem after smoothing a wall in a high traffic area. I copied your article and I'm ready to help him get one room at a time done. I too have been struggling to skim coat areas of water damaged walls and ceiling in two bathrooms. 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. Grab your oil-based primer and use it to seal your walls once more, then paint it with whatever you want. Use Behr Marquee paint. For corners, you use the taping knife edge in the corner and feather it out on both sides. Not sure if it wasn't for this tool I would be able do this. Sarah – GREAT tutorial! (Though I was frightened at first, it didn’t automatically self level for 12 hours.) Many brands have a subtle texture like cross hatching, which can create a noticeable difference when you paint over the perfectly smooth seams vs. the sorta textured rest of the drywall. The house is falling down. It’s important to be systematic in your approach; any missed spots will be highlighted once you paint the wall. I’m working on a series on my emails that highlights some of my best tutorials and tips, so hopefully you’ll enjoy those once it launches! So if you want to keep your walls pristine after all of that hard work, don’t skimp on the last step! The sandpaper knocks down tool marks, ridges and other defects left after skim coating. The skim coat is dry when it is completely white. really dig the reality and detail. Fill in major dents/dings with a thicker version of the joint compound, let dry, then do your decorative texturizing! Yes, it makes very much sense to put the mud on the un-primered wall. It's been a learn-as-you-go experience. Now I see that I was using waaaaay too thick a compound. You will never know how much I have enjoyed reading what you’ve written and how much I have benefited from your advice. You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. Try to fill in spots as smooth as possible to avoid having to re-sand later (though I did just for good measure). I’ve tested it out in various places on the wall, and so far it’s miles above traditional sandpaper or blocks. Wayyyy better than any books or even videos in Youtube. Thanks for the tip. Okay, so now that you’ve got the right tools for the job, it’s time to get to work. This website was… how do I say it? 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. This is a middle ground between three-coat plastering and simply taping and coating the seams between sheets of wallboard. I read this blog post months ago and just read it through again. Because of your detailed steps and info, I am tackling our ripped up drywall (curse the 70’s wallpaper fad!). I did this in my parents house and told the realtor, as well as all potential buyers, all said that it looked fine and had no problem with it. from one single gal to another, I like your realness and ability to tackle the job! Thank you so much! In addition to the right tools, you’ll also need the right lighting to do a proper sanding job. Yes, there are manual sanders designed for this. First, I am not sure why they would hae to scrape and plaster prior to skim … I always put it on very thin and smooth so that it needs no sanding. It’s quicker than it sounds because the tape acts as a screed, making the patches smoother than they’d be without it. You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. Paint and Mud Mixer- http://amzn.to/2GhZF6n 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??? And that’s also why I recommended the primer before painting and not some kind of paint/primer combo. http://amzn.to/2B9lvpA I hope you find these tutorials helpful and conquer your room with ease! Yes, on fresh board, the sponge method works great, and I would still recommend it as a last step in drywall repair or if filling in a single hole on drywall. Joint compound isn’t particularly strong. 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!! Skim Coat Plastering. =P. Or maybe I need to throw more elbows around in the house? Keep up the good work. Hi! I took the wallpaper off the kids bathroom wall, and it was surprisingly easy… but the wall has this weird texture to it, so I haven't painted it yet. Thanks a million! I found your website via google and read the blog on Drywall Skimming. Use setting type compound (aka "minute mud") and rigid trowel to apply the mud on the first coat. To make things easier, let’s go through the hand-picked primer sealer reviews. 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. Best tool for my skin coating job. From when I haven’t thinned it down, it is kind of annoying with the consistency. Stuccolite Skim Coat should be air cured, unless hot. It might also be a technique issue, because you need to feather out the skim coat in really thin layers so that the thinnest part is near the widow edge so there’s less buildup. Honestly, I wouldn’t really feel comfortable giving advice on a different material but I’m sure there are forums about traditional plaster (and I think maybe even Manhattan Nest had plaster walls and fixed them on his own?). Take care, -Paul You only need to apply it on the edges of the damaged paper. This is my first time reading your blog and as a lifespan human developmental/behavioral specialist (and professional trainer) I was truly impressed by your delightful tutorial on skim coating walls. Thanks so much. I just bought a house on the water for my wife of 45 years. I really effed up my drywall by moving my baseboards down a smidge when I replaced the carpet with luxury vinyl plank :(. Skim coating old damaged walls from wallpaper removal Thank you! Skim coat is a thin coat of joint compound also known as mud. Finally, I bought the drywall hand sander kit (vacuum attachment) suggested in this article however, I did not end up using it much. The purpose of priming is to seal the wall so that the skim coat doesn’t bubble. Thank you for showing your before pictures. *12″ Drywall Taping Knife: http://amzn.to/2CdLIa8 Cheers again for your inspiration. I found that using my 18v Skil battery-powered sander with 220 grit paper worked fantastic for smoothing out the layers. https://youtu.be/TqfBEul3ihM You’re so knowledgeable hahaha. 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! Just trying to help you out next time. 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. I’ve been there. Skim coating should also be a consideration on remodeling projects or any project where new drywall is installed, especially on smoothed finished walls and ceilings in high traffic areas where the light will rake across the surface. Keep up the good work. Mixer drill & paddle. I have already feathered some of it in and its starting to look pretty good. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. 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. https://youtu.be/oY3Lo71-jvU Good luck on your fix! I've found conflicting opinions but puny hands can't stand much more of the glue battle. 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. After skim-coating, priming, and painting my bathroom, I masked off the trim to paint it, and the painters tape pulled the paint and primer right off the joint compound. https://amzn.to/2Ids5ON Vinyl wallpaper top layer peeled off ok and DIF took the paper backing down to the glue layer (finally found that good product). UPDATE:  I tried experimenting with paint and primer combo products, and to be honest, I hate most of them. Glad to hear it! We don’t expect to change your mind if you use those tools as second hands. Thanks! I too have an old bungalow style home that I am proud to call my OWN, and am working on sheetrocking over old walls as well as ripping out old thin paneling and replacing it with new sheetrock. We have wallpaper behind the fixtures. Fantastic instructions it’s people like you that help make jobs easier. But, I did get a mask and glasses. I do not recommend the roller because it does not go on thick enough. Won’t ever use another paint/primer! I get to sand tomorrow afternoon and night. My process kept the coat of mud fairly thin (it would be practically nonexistent in most areas, and then sanded); I’ve done it in two of the bathrooms and haven’t seen a gouging problem like the one you’re describing, so maybe the 3 coats of mud were too thick? You will hold the skimmer plate in one hand—or place it somewhere within easy reach—while you apply the skim coat. Unless otherwise stated, all images owned by Sarah Fogle & the Ugly Duckling House. Hey there! I didn’t know I had to prime the walls. 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. & 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. http://amzn.to/2BO1nNo Any help is appreciated! This is useful advice, and will be necessary in a lot of situations. Thanks in advance! Painting on top of wallpaper is usually very ugly. I’m choosing to repair rather than replace, but there really isn’t an “easy” option, as both require some work. Wow! I have just started sharing my DIY passion with the world and I glad to meet a kindred soul. Your Not-So-Serious Guide to DIY Home Improvement, Home Repair, Woodworking, Food, and Decorating | Atlanta, GA | Sarah Fogle. Do you have any tips for what you’ve done? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So if you want to keep your walls pristine after all of that hard work, don’t skimp on the last step! I used oil-based primer in my master bathroom after all was said and done, with excellent results. Got a DIY question? When I did the gouges were an embarrassing work of art. I bought Zinsser oil based AllPrime to coat the gluey walls. Also, in some areas, you can still get veneer plaster (which is supposed to be much more ding resistant) done, but to make it stick to an existing wall you’ll need a special bonding paint first. Before we delve into how to skim a wall, you’ll need to gather the correct tools for the job. is that right? Literally. Embarrassing! I think the most important thing to have is your playlist ready to go, I would recommend to connect a vacuum cleaner to your sander, this way you have very little sanding dust. Thanks in advance. https://youtu.be/Hn6bGiFUtOI A couple walls were poorly skim coated by a worker (pre mix green label joint compound + some plaster) and then primed with cheap Behr primer. 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. Why someone would wallpaper the ceiling, I have no idea, but we found that surprise after removing the drop ceiling. I spent several hours the other night trying to figure out what the heck I was doing when it came to making my walls look presentable after thinking “I’ll just rip down this wallpaper and paint, and it’ll be a cinch!” No siree-bob. Removing the tile itself gave me a break down. Thank you so much for putting your experience out! Great tutorial, you made a most messy job sound very easy & fun. ), walk a few aisles over to where they sell the drywall. right on! Eventually, it will need to be repainted anyway, and after a few coats of paint have hardened (they cure slowly), the walls will be as durable as any others. You’ll want to continue doing this across the wall, but since the mud is impressionable until it cures, be careful not to overlap the edges of your various passes across the same wall or else find yourself working to fix a patch of wall you were already done with. That’s awesome… “Decor-HATION” :) Glad the tutorial was helpful, and welcome to my little DIY world! If you leave an affiliate or monetized link when making a comment on this site, such links might get overwritten by a plugin I have installed that uses my own internal tracking. Your directions are easy to understand and real. You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. UPDATE: For those of you who like a list, here’s a list (with links to Amazon, which I’d make a few cents off of if you purchased direct for the referral, but it really doesn’t earn me much more than a few cups of coffee! I O-ficially love your site! I'm in the middle of mudding my bathroom walls after removing wallpaper. I have to say it is not easy! 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. And when it comes to freshly repaired drywall with lots of skim coated areas like these, I find that this is especially true. Well he didn’t do the job, and cut into my kitchen, hallway, stairway. I prefer the thinned out way because the thinner layers have led me to a smooth sanding job. I mixed machine mud with water and applied to entire walls with a 15mm roller then used the 24” level5 trowel to skim the mud off. Thank you so much for letting me know about your projects. But if you want to save your money, clear up the confusion, and feel more like a pro (who doesn’t? First of all, we should start by clearing up a myth:  most drywall by itself is not smooth. Check it out here! Best part is no more sandpaper dust. I can't get a straight answer from anyone. I also live in an UDH. Did you have to work around windows? Also, I was wondering if you had any tips for skimming the edges around windows and corners of the room? My favorite things: 1) tearing my house apart and 2) putting it back together again. *sigh*. 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. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy & effectiveness of the information displayed on this website, the Ugly Duckling House is for entertainment purposes only. Seriously, thank you. A skim coat is a very thin layer of drywall joint compound that covers an entire ceiling or wall. Reellucky, Thank you SO MUCH! background: rgb(85, 85, 85); A contractor might give you a free quote if you would like to get their input on what you should do. Any other suggestions? I never sand when I’m doing drywall. Subscribing is one of the best ways to get updates, snag DIY tips, and see progress! Thank you!! We tried to primer it. I’m following your steps EXACTLY. Bit off more than I can chew sort of thing. Thin it down to how you like to float, about pudding or so. Thank you! Big mistake I have made is that I haven’t properly thinned the joint compound. 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. We removed wallpaper from our kitchen walls only to find plaster, drywall, and I swear what looked like sandpaper underneath! This seems extraordinarily high to me. The surface preparation is mostly for painting, textures, and wallpapers. A large five gallon bucket for mixing the skim coat. Since even lightweight joint compound needs to be thinned out a bit for skim coating work, you might want to stir in thin texture compound if you have some. In this Skim coating walls for beginners tutorial video I will show you how to skim coat by doing a skim coating demonstration with my paint roller trick and a 12″ drywall taping knife. Wow! DIY- How to Match Knockdown texture with the Knockdown Texture Sponge Thank you for this. A drywall contractor estimated $3600 to fix it, and thanks to you, we’re saving ridiculous amounts is money. Typical pre mix: Green, Blue, Purple, Light Green (in order from hardest to sand to easiest) Line… I hope that okay a technique that you may need to skim can... With additional tips for what you ’ ve found something which helped me coating and the,... 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