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Mloyd 05-10-2011 11:54 AM

So here is what ive done removed 2 layers of Wallpaper hung directly to drywall with no primer = damaged drywall. I sanded drywall, primed, skim coated and then sanded. I honestly think I should have skipped the skim coat. Now I've painted. I used eggshell paint b/c HD said it would hide imperfections, and I wanted smooth surface so I got ultra smooth rollers. There are so many imperfections in the wall. I'm going to give another coat with a 1/2 inch nap. If this doesn't work what should I do? More skim coat?

Mloyd 05-10-2011 01:38 PM

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Here is a picture of one of the imperfections. Just finished the1/2 nap coat and it didn't help much.


Tizzer 05-10-2011 02:46 PM

Is that a gouge in the wall?

user1007 05-10-2011 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Tizzer (Post 645159)
Is that a gouge in the wall?

Ditto the question.:eek: No paint is going to fill that.

And remember, the higher the sheen of the paint the more imperfections are going to show.

Mloyd 05-10-2011 03:36 PM

No that's where I tried skim coating the wall but didn't get It even. I guess just a light joint compound here and there would cover the real bad spots. I did good on some walls but above the bath/shower it was hard to reach and I probably would have been better not trying to skim coat the whole wall.

bjbatlanta 05-11-2011 10:58 AM

More mud is the only solution. Hit the bad places with one or more coats until smooth. Any type of gloss paint is not your "friend" either unless your walls are near perfect. Use flat paint....

chrisBC 05-12-2011 02:50 AM

yep i'd go over it again, fill in big imperfections like that, real light coat over everything else. Take your time and use a light. Give it a light sand when done with fine sandpaper, prime over that.

Mloyd 05-12-2011 08:14 AM

Thanks for the input!! I'll have to wait till the weekend to do over!

user1007 05-12-2011 08:26 AM

By the way, you are using a nice wide blade and not a 4-6 inch taping knife right? Make the investment if not. They are not that expensive and the extra width really makes a difference. Shop for one with some flex to it at a paint store.

chrisBC 05-12-2011 12:58 PM

yeah that's a good point, i'd use a 10 inch knife or larger for that job

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