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Old 02-02-2010, 05:07 AM   #16
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[quote=SPB;393033]I have had the walls skimmed twice. The first was bad due to using a high build primer now the second is bad because I can see blemishes and the walls wee soft but I now understand that skim coat walls will be a little more soft but the blemishes I don't understand. Both guys I have hired havent been the best. If there is no daylight hitting the walls they look great but if daylight hits them then I can see flaws. The last skim coat was on January 21st. Do I just have to put on another very thin coat or is there a primer or something out there that will fix these blemishes?[/quote]


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Old 02-02-2010, 07:50 PM   #17
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After looking at the walls tonight with a very bright trouble light I noticed that it isn't so much the scratches as the walls look wavy from what must have been the trowel and not sanded good enough. Will this come out with a few very light coats and then prime and paint again? This time I am going to hire the best but just want to make sure this will come out with a couple more light coats and what joint compound should he be using do most use Plus 3 or is this to soft?
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Heheh, sounds like an undercover sting operation in action here.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #19
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If you hire the "best". It won't be just a couple light skim coats.
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what do you mean by not just a couple of light skim coats. What else would they do?
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:55 AM   #21
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what do you mean by not just a couple of light skim coats. What else would they do?
If they're good.

They will probably start from scratch and rip it out.

You got so many coats of primer, paint, and skim coats already. that wall is probably looking more like a wall in an apartment complex then a private home.
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You got so many coats of primer, paint, and skim coats already, that wall is probably looking more like a wall in an apartment complex then a private home.
you said it! he should start in one corner and peel the whole mess off in one floppy sheet and start over, for sure!

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