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chrisn 05-01-2013 03:57 AM

As I said on the other forum, let the painter do his job, except for the PVA part.

chrisn 05-01-2013 06:13 PM

It was not designed to go over joint compound and (IMO) only does a marginal job of doing what it WAS designed to do, which is seal BARE DRYWALL not plaster.

ToolSeeker 05-02-2013 07:58 AM

Kinda hard to see in the pics but this sounds like a LOT of cracking. I might suggest having an expert see why so many. Please remember he is there looking at it and I am not. But I would question him about the cracks returning, to skim with joint compound will cover them but joint compound applied thin like a skim coat has no strength. At the least I would apply PAPER tape over the cracks then feather them out sand prime and paint. And as said no PVA use something like Zinzer 123.


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