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Skim Coating by samujan
October 1, 2008, 9:49 pm
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WHAT IS IT? A technique to turn imperfect walls or ceilings into flat, uniform surfaces by applying drywall mud.

WHY SKIM COAT? To turn warped, dented or poorly framed walls into even, crisp-cornered planes. Healthy walls can benefit from a skim coat, too. It creates an ideal base for decorative finishes like high-gloss paint.

WHAT OBJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE? Plaster, drywall or Sheetrock.

HOW IS IT DONE? First, any cracks in the wall must be cleaned out with a Sheetrock knife and then covered with fiberglass joint tape (holes must be filled with patching plaster). Then spread thin layers of drywall mud along the wall until the surface is smooth. The entire skim coat will add only 1/8″ thickness to the wall.

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