Had to order the RX since no one carries it around here, think it will be worth it based on your experiences. Got a DIY question? Kitchen Cabinets — A Preview March 28, Archives ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. This is called skim coating. Not the mention inch-long exploratory hole that I gouged out of the drywall.
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Wipe the walls of residual dust with a clean, damp cloth. 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. When you get a chance, come back by and see what we’ve done for the Removlng Crafter’s competition… and maybe vote for us too!
Painting on top of wallpaper is usually very ugly. It went over skim so surprisingly well I flipped. We couldn’t afford to re-sheet rock the walls so Dywall just sponge painted them and they look wonderful! They are so easy to clean, really! No need to be so snarky.
Roll the skim coat on the walls quickly and flatten it down with a drywall knife. I used the taping knife or even my hand to apply and spread about the wall and then smoothed it with the taping knife. As it turns out I won’t have to skim the whole area thank goodnessjust where the scraper dug in and exposed the rock.
I took off the wallpaper from our bathroom. Sand the walls with an electric sander equipped with a dust bag.
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 work 2 jobs so this has been a never ending few month job. So glad you found my tips helpful, Jon! Hey, I am removing wall paper and a lot of the dry drywalo underneath is getting gouged.
Sklm, I did get a mask and glasses. Just like you, gotta go to work and continue the project after hours. The sheetrock walls were damaged with gouges, backing paper tears, fuzzy backing paper surfaces, etc.
This is useful advice, and will be necessary in a lot of situations. I can do this. This is called skim coating. Customer Service Newsroom Contacts.
You should read the follow up post for specific product recommendations. Reply To This Comment tonia. Accessed 21 April I’ve found conflicting deywall but skmi hands can’t stand much more of the glue battle. 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. Then I found your posts. After you are satisfied with the skim coat and it has had time to dry, the next task is to sand.
Having to repair drywall after removing wallpaper is not the easiest job and sometimes it can really be a pain.
OK, I need to stop thinking about this now. Here are some links to a before and after picture of the worst wall. An acrylic primer is technically the best as the acrylic hardens on top, but either will do just fine. Tto 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!
I’ve been in the middle of my own wallpaper removal nightmare, lately, so I will be needing to do some skim coating soon!