Originally Posted by stevenson66
Anybody ever try skim coating using a paint roller as mentioned in the previous posts. Would it work if all was needed was to smooth out the rough texture left. How about sanding then coating with the roller
I've done it many times. I'm a painter by trade and have stripped tons of W/C.
Sometimes due to improper prep or the wrong paste the walls get "chewed up".
Mask off and spread drop cloths, it gets messy.
First wash off as much paste as you can. I use HOT water and fabric softener (1 gal water, 1 cu softener) in a garden sprayer to wet the paste out, then scrape off with a 6" DW knife.
Using a drill I mix 5 gallons mud with 1 gallon white latex paint. This gives me a rollable material AND the latex helps defer mud cracking.
I use a thick roller nap (1 3/4-2") and roll approx 4' sq at a time. Then I smooth it out with a trowel. Using material the trowel picks up to cut in the base, walls and ceiling. Use a hawk or carry your DW pan for clearing extra mud from the trowel.
Clean your hand tools often. The paint in the mud dries and will stick to your tools.