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Old 11-01-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Wall preparation for painting with portions of drywall exposed


I had the wallpaper removed, along with portions of paint which had been coating the drywall. Problem is all of the paint would not come off. My painter put a base coat over all of it. Now there are huge areas of flat drywall, and areas with some texture all covered in a coat of paint. I think he plans to put drywall mud in the flat areas. Is there any other way to correct this?

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Old 11-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by 'base coat'. You need to apply a skim coat of drywall compound to even out the surface, then sand and prime and then paint

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Thats what I thought, but he applied paint to the bare drywall, and now he has put some skim coat over that!
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Yep! but to be fair, I usually prime the walls because it makes the imperfections stand out more, even with new drywall, and with a trouble light I can see where the flaws are.

you can do this yourself too..just walk around with a lamp and a roll of painters tape and mark areas of your concern. If he/she is a good contractor, they will love you for it. Even the best contractors can oversee imperfections..best that the customer shows them and deal with them promptly. Skim coating is not a flawless art...it takes a couple of 'eyes' . Looking at the same wall for hours on end, everything blends in
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Thanks a lot we will see how this goes.
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