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Old 05-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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Is that a gouge in the wall?
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Is that a gouge in the wall?
Ditto the question. No paint is going to fill that.

And remember, the higher the sheen of the paint the more imperfections are going to show.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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Thanks for the input!! I'll have to wait till the weekend to do over!
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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.
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yeah that's a good point, i'd use a 10 inch knife or larger for that job

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