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! Thanks! This is truly helpful! You’ll also find taping knives in every size, sanding tools (sanding screens last longer and are a little quicker for a project like this rather than the traditional paper), and a mud pan (a plastic or metal trough-like container that makes using a large taping knife easier when trying to scoop up mud). Another reason for applying primer after you mud the walls is to make sure that the paint doesn't lose its sheen in any spot (dead giveaway of a patch job). 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. Wow! thank you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If the wall is already painted, priming before skim coating may not be necessary. The one I picked up was from a company called Richard. I have exactly the same tiles….would have loved to see what color you chose for the wall after all the hard work of preping it. Re-posting content is not allowed, no exceptions. 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). Skim Coat Tools? I have plaster on wood lathe walls. Glad you’re here! We got a quote back from a contractor for $60,000 to scrape, plaster and skim coat plus priming and painting. What’s the worse that could happen? I love that you tell me all the things NOT to do, that I would have ordinarily done. Lots of luck and be sure to wear a good breathing mask! But, I’m learning. 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! I really effed up my drywall by moving my baseboards down a smidge when I replaced the carpet with luxury vinyl plank :(. I hope you find these tutorials helpful and conquer your room with ease! And when it comes to freshly repaired drywall with lots of skim coated areas like these, I find that this is especially true. This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for this. Relevant!! Keep up the good work and especially the blogs. As for flats, butts, and corner head.i start with an 8 inch knife I do a heavy smooth coat of durabond, then with a 10 inch knife I do a 2nd coat of green lid mud, then with a 12 inch knife I do a true thin skim coat of green lid compound. Firstly, we need to know what skimming is. because if you wipe your skim coated wall with a damp cloth, it’s going to mess it all up, yes? The skimmer plate. 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. Vinyl wallpaper top layer peeled off ok and DIF took the paper backing down to the glue layer (finally found that good product). PROGRESS. & 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. Thank you thank you thank you! The surface preparation is mostly for painting, textures, and wallpapers. A tip I learned a couple of float jobs ago is to get rd of the sand paper. 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. Val spar ceiling paint is fine, sherwin williams is also good- ask for ceiling paint, if they are confused tell them “the old Duron color code 914white”. They’re listed here, including the primer I like best! Being a visual learner, I found this so helpful. }, 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,, In some places it's peeling up like paint. Will be pure entertainment for family, friends and the neighbors, but I refuse to be whipped by drywall! I use the blue top stuff now – been a few years since I first posted this tutorial! I haven’t yet tested out whether or not it prevents flashing as well as it says but I’ll try it eventually, I’m sure. .dark_theme{ I’ve been in this house for close to 8 years now and have had zero issues with my walls. Do you think this process would work on plaster, as well? Grab your primer and use it to seal your walls once more, then paint it with whatever you want. But if you want to save your money, clear up the confusion, and feel more like a pro (who doesn’t? 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 would highly recommend checking out my follow up post with additional tips for skim coating and the materials to use under/over it. I get to sand tomorrow afternoon and night. I’m sorry to hear you’re having those kinds of issues! realized it’s new to me. Thin it out, and it’s even weaker. Now you can see the texture. Thank you! Well, lets say the living room was easy because the walls were prime before. You give such good lessons. Thanks. We removed wallpaper from our kitchen walls only to find plaster, drywall, and I swear what looked like sandpaper underneath! Next lesson I’ve learned:  To do it right, you will have to put in the time and effort. =P. If the rest of your walls get water exposure enough to soak into the drywall seams, it’s likely to ruin drywall altogether. We were quoted about $1k to have it done, so I was motivated to head to the big box store for the supplies and spent $47 bucks…wowzers. *14 inch mud pan: It's not going to be pretty the first time between the remaining popcorn, just try to get it fairly smooth. So remember:  it’s not impossible, but you will have to put in the time to see satisfactory results. but, the dining room is another story. At the end of the day if I had some mixed joint compount (I tried to use only what I needed to minimize it), I scraped the majority into a trash bag and really tried to get as much as I could off with my taping knife so there was very little to clean. I’ll also show you how to mix the skim coat with all purpose joint compound. 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. Like this article says, definitely add some water to your drywall mix – this helps go on a lot smoother and easier – though I preferred it a little bit thicker than the article suggests. Which brings me to my next tip:  The right tools for this job are key. 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. UPDATE #2: I tried the oil primer in the kitchen and dining room on later projects and didn’t like it. Next, turn on your radio or set up some kind of music (like my playlist), because this is going to take a while. 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). (*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. Hey there! P.S. SO helpful! Wow, what a wonderful comment. I wanted to know what helpful tips that you have for clean up? It’s kind of like spray painting something: when you go in thinner coats rather than trying for full coverage all at once, the end result tends to look better. 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. A slight hit that would not leave a mark on painted drywall, creates gouges and we have to do something. (I realize how much of a hypocrite I am for typing that, but I’m trying to give the right advice here. 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!! My Last Video: Also, I was wondering if you had any tips for skimming the edges around windows and corners of the room? ): 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. Once it sets, its sets FAST, so clean your tools … Use Behr Marquee paint. thanks so much for writing this post — lots of great info here without being excruciatingly in-depth. I’ve been forced to just figure it out myself. From when I haven’t thinned it down, it is kind of annoying with the consistency. 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. My favorite things: 1) tearing my house apart and 2) putting it back together again. Your directions are easy to understand and real. You will love the results. I had the same problem after smoothing a wall in a high traffic area. Really. Skim coat is a thin coat of joint compound also known as mud. It definitely gives me the courage to really give the project a go! So you suggest to use an oil based primer over water based primer. 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. Read my complete disclosure here. 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). This website was… how do I say it? I find that it’s way easier to work with and I get fewer flashing problems (where the ridges & sheen are visibly different) if I thin the compound. I love paragraph 4! yes, they work for ceilings…skimming drywall is skimming drywall, its just more of a pain in the @ss since you’re working upside down. A mud pan. Luckily, my kids love me, so they don't complain about their drywall bathroom :). Thanks for sharing your processes – love the details. Now the glue layer seems permanently welded to the wall despite primer I applied to vinyl-covered wall board (mobile home) before papering. Too much for me at that angle so I guess I’ll have to sheetrock over the ceiling and start fresh. I never sand when I’m doing drywall. Conclusion. Amy. All knowledgeable experts say that red-mixed, light, prepared joint compound should not be used for skim coats in a bathroom, because those kinds of joint compounds will soften/dissolve when exposed to water after they are applied and dry. Keep up the good work. Yes, there are manual sanders designed for this. Skim Coating to get rid of ugly texture I’ll be using the paint roller method with a 1 1/4″ roller nap (cover) and I thinned down the all purpose joint compound with water. Hope your garage skim project goes well this summer! Unless otherwise stated, all images owned by Sarah Fogle & the Ugly Duckling House. A skim coat can take care of these blemishes. We need to skim coat our apartment (approx. Thanks for the tip. Here in Charlotte, NC, we have similar weather to yours (aka mega-humidity-issues) and as a result, I’m cussing up a storm (you’re my kind of honest/forthright woman!) Ha. This won’t change your price, but may share some commission. Thank you for both of these amazing posts on skim coating! The walls turned out great, in fact compared to the rest of the walls in my 100+ year old house, they are the nicest! My windows didn’t have any trim on them, but if yours do, you might consider removing the trim and then trying to get the joint compound smooth and then putting the trim back on. Okay, so now that you’ve got the right tools for the job, it’s time to get to work. You will never know how much I have enjoyed reading what you’ve written and how much I have benefited from your advice. 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. I used the taping knife or even my hand to apply and spread about the wall and then smoothed it with the taping knife. Hmm, is there any bubbling that you need to scrape away? This advice was great! For textured walls, is a great resource. Retexturing after a drywall repair – After a repair, a skim coat is often used to prep the wall for paint or texture. Thank you for showing your before pictures. Please see our full disclosure here. Thanks so much for doing the legwork on this! I wound up discovering a water-based, low odor peel stop sealer (with a weird name) that performed far better. I have heard you can dump in your yard but I also don’t want my grass to be totally white in some spots. Using a small bucket with clean water, wet and wring out the sponge. Thanks in advance! Fantastic instructions it’s people like you that help make jobs easier. 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. Take the sanding tool, while applying very light pressure and use your light to see small details. 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? There you have it – a full skim coating tutorial by a non-professional first timer who lived to tell the tale. 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. I used to shiver with intimidation when I went into a hardware store, but no longer :). First time here trying the whole DIY and Im impressed after reading your blog (more than once) I felt ready to conquer my bathroom ???????? I occasionally talk about other things, like life and food and travel, but it's mostly my obsession with DIY and power tools that you'll find here! Anyhow I put a link on my blog to this page. ), and renovation realities from a short gal in the power tool aisle. So if you’re just skimming out dings from moving furniture use the Purple/ Light Green. As much as I would like there to be, there is no easy button for this. When I did the gouges were an embarrassing work of art. A contractor might give you a free quote if you would like to get their input on what you should do. Step 3 - Sand the Surface. So, using that approach is something of a gamble, and I have not seen any written evidence that it would hold up over time. There seems to be a major flaw in your instructions, and so many who follow them will suffer from it. Ugly Duckling House is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to I hired someone to strip the wallpaper of a bathroom. Specialty Tools : Featured Product ... have set-up times that vary from 20 min. 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. If it’s smoother looking than before you began your work, you’re on the right track! Creating with my suggested methods, materials, and tools is under your own risk. Great blog post! I call several contractors (whose prices were out of this world). There is a water-based product I found that I really like that I discuss there! To do it right, you’ll want joint compound, a mud pan, a wet rag, and a much wider knife called a joint knife or taping knife – I chose the 10-incher simply because I’m small, in a small space, and wielding anything larger felt like using a snow shovel – but there are wider versions available at your local Blue or Orange. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please ensure you are following proper guidelines with anything used, and seek professional advice if you don’t know how to do something! Right there with ya! Tomato Tomahto. I read this blog post months ago and just read it through again. It’s quicker than it sounds because the tape acts as a screed, making the patches smoother than they’d be without it. That’s exactly the same as the situation I was in with my walls. Renovating our 1903 Old Style home, we’ve been going through a heck of a lot of wallpaper. I’m still a DIY-er at heart though. To make things easier, let’s go through the hand-picked primer sealer reviews. from one single gal to another, I like your realness and ability to tackle the job! Are you using the “green” Sheetrock brand all-purpose joint compound thinned down and/or the lightweight “blue”? Thanks in advance. Sucks that you’re having to go through it, but I’m glad my tutorials have helped! I am SO going to start using this line… I hope that okay! I can't get a straight answer from anyone. Very helpful as we are now tackling our walls and rippng down wallpaper, and just now found your blog. Because there is glue in it! Thanks for this site. All textured thick wallpaper, gouges, and compound stuck here and there. ********************************************. My question is: Can I apply the mud to the bare wall or should I primer first. Here’s some of my other videos you might like: It is the strongest of them all, but is hardest to sand and apply…however it dries from the outside in which means you can begin to sand some or apply another coat before completely dry…WARNING if it starts to turn more clayish in the pan you need to dump it and make a new batch- you WILL NEVER sand out the edges once it starts to dry and will have to add more coats around the edges later. Well he didn’t do the job, and cut into my kitchen, hallway, stairway. I have just started sharing my DIY passion with the world and I glad to meet a kindred soul. Get a paddle mixer bit for your drill and mix it in a 5 gal bucket. This is long overdue: THANK YOU!! I just finished a skim coating project using this site and a tutorial on Family Handyman as my guides and wanted to share my experiences. I O-ficially love your site! Did you just skim around them? I can do this. Taping and sanding is so NOT a favorite job of mine to do because of all the dust… kudos to you for this big job! Use setting type compound (aka "minute mud") and rigid trowel to apply the mud on the first coat. Re-wetting the joint compound — like just plain wetting it again with a rag — means you have to wait for at LEAST the top layer to dry again. Painting on top of wallpaper is usually very ugly. 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). Either way, the paint peeled, and the way I’ve learned to prevent it is to seal it with Gardz or a quality oil-based primer. Since you probably won’t, and I didn’t, I suggest using the free version:  water. It does have a rather strong odor but it is worth putting up with for a day to get better looking results. Hi there again! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you!! Best part is no more sandpaper dust. Wasn’t an available formula when I first started DIYing, so it’s a relatively new product. ATF tools make drywall finishers more efficient and. 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. Being methodical and organised will really help you along with this DIY job. Triple on those who texture over it. Skim coating old damaged walls from wallpaper removal Fun. Bottom line. Stuccolite Skim Coat should be air cured, unless hot. I am in the process of removing wallpaper to find ancient, ugly walls that have been wallpapered, painted, and wallpapered again! Also it is nailed up so it would be hard to take off and get new dry wall. Related: Fixing Bubbles & More Skim Coating Tips. 12 inch Drywall Taping Knife: Removing the tile itself gave me a break down. Sigh. Thank you for excellent advice, delightfully presented. 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. Thank you so much for your tips!!! :). A skim coat is able to fix all of your problems, relatively quick. Scoop some compound into the mud pan, and start adding water a little bit at a time, mix, then add a little more. I also live in an UDH. Very helpful! 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. It went over skim so surprisingly well I flipped. In this case, would I need to prime before skim coating since there is already a coat of paint on the wall? You need to use sanding screens for it to work properly though. You will hold the skimmer plate in one hand—or place it somewhere within easy reach—while you apply the skim coat. Take care, -Paul This is a middle ground between three-coat plastering and simply taping and coating the seams between sheets of wallboard. So glad you found my tutorial then! in case you’re wondering, I have 16yrs experience….hope this helps. I’m putting them to use today. Thank you for sharing at FNF~ Hope you will come back and share the next steps too! You also get FREE access to my plans & patterns libraries! $1 dollar store. Once I applied the mud, it stuck like glue. This tool has the perfect angle and actual squeegee part is the right firmness compared to other similar style tools I bought in … 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 … I’m finding out this home improvement stuff isn’t for the faint of heart. I am removing wall paper and a lot of the dry wall underneath is getting gouged. Thank you so much for putting your experience out! You’re welcome! Check the skim coat to make sure it is dry. Skim coat is a thin coat of joint compound also known as mud. Hi there. Got overwhelmed/confused by the person in the paint dept when it came to sealers and couldn't remember what you had used. *6 inch drywall taping knife: 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. I just bought a house on the water for my wife of 45 years. It is smooth and hides all imperfections in the drywall beneath it. 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. Wow! :) Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! The taping and coating … Bit off more than I can chew sort of thing. I’m following your steps EXACTLY. After the wall is smooth, let the first coat of joint compound dry. Great tip! Then I found your posts. This was very informative & easy to understand with your instructions & pictures. Checkout: How to install and finish vinyl corner bead 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. First of all, we should start by clearing up a myth:  most drywall by itself is not smooth. Make sense? I read many forums as well and the solution vary. So it stay only in the low spots. I could have sworn I’ve visited your blog before but after looking at a few of the articles I Professional wallpaper removal specialists will skim coat afterwards, especially in commercial settings where lighting can really highlight any dips or imperfections on the walls. Today I replaced the broken spray nozzle in the kitchen sink. but the walls look really good; can’t wait to paint and decorate! Diyers love hearing success stories from the fine dust the outcome information again and I am disappointed this work... Walls behind toilet and the neighbors, but actually it ’ s me. 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