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Old 09-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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What is "skim coating" ?


I've seen references in this forum to "skim coating," "skimming," etc., and was wondering what that is? I've done a small amount of patching, sanding, and priming type of prep -- when does one do skimming? Thanks -- Rav (just a homeowner who wants to learn).

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What is "skim coating" ?


Just a very thin layer of drywall compound or plaster to level out imperfections on a wall.

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Just a very thin layer of drywall compound or plaster to level out imperfections on a wall.
Yup.to me it means covering the whole wall though.
When you skim coat a wall the whole wall is covered in a thin layer. Not an easy thing to do.
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What is "skim coating" ?


seen some roll the mud on with a paint roller then flatten with wide knife.
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Thanks for all the explanations. /Rav
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Page 3: http://www.lafarge-na.com/GA-214-07_English.pdf

Either spray it on and smooth trowel:

Or, roller and trowel, similar to final tape coat;

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