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woodskill 10-17-2012 07:06 PM

Float over Topping Compound preps?
Came onto a job where the previous guys skimmed with topping before floating the walls. Since topping compound has no glue and bad bonding properties and I need to float these walls, should I a) coat all the areas with that pink plaster bonding adhesive OR b) simply prime all the walls, float, skim,sand? :censored:

woodskill 10-17-2012 08:08 PM

Or fiberglass mesh the whole darn thing?

drywallfinisher 10-18-2012 09:15 PM

Not a lot of reply's?

liability is void here. I'd sand the piss out of it, dust it, dust it with a damp towel and then put a good coat of quality primer on it. wait a couple of days poke your wall with a nail and when you back it out the the adhesion integrity can be viewed. It should pull out without taking paint with it.

woodskill 10-18-2012 11:18 PM

Folks been afraid to touch this one! Thanks for taking a stab at it. Oh how we love sanding, and sanding, and sanding . . .

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