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  1. Best primer over level 5 skim coat? PVA vs Gardz vs [insert name here]

    Painting
    I've researched this as much as I can before posting, but my use case does not seem to have a solid consensus. I have brand new drywall with a skim coat for level 5 smooth finish. I want to use the best primer possible before painting, and looking for options, especially if you have used...
  2. Interior concrete flooring finishing: resurfacer/micro-toppping?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone, Looking to do refinish existing concrete slab (under old carpet flooring) to a finished floor. We want to try concrete floors, it is good for allergies, and it goes very well in the modern/industrial looking building the unit is in. Looking to pour a polymer based micro-topping or...
  3. How to prep interior foundation wall for paint

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All, First time posting here. I recently removed some old drywall in the basement of our 1921 home. Behind the drywall was our foundation which a previous owner had covered in wallpaper. Yeah, weird. After removing the wallpaper, I noticed that some of the concrete was loose and chipping...
  4. Video:How to skim coat a wall after drywall repairs- Diy drywall tips

    How To Guides
    In this Part 3 video, I'm going to show how to skim coat a wall after drywall repairs with many diy drywall tips and skim coating tricks! Once the drywall repairs were dry was time for me to skim coat the walls. In case you missed the first video where I had to repair all the black mirror...
  5. Can I skim coat over my painted popcorn ceiling?

    How To Guides
    In this video I’m going to answer a question I get all the time. Can I skim coat over my painted popcorn ceiling? A lot of times when someone goes to scrape off and remove popcorn ceiling that’s been painted it’s very difficult to remove. If not impossible to scrape off that’s where skim coating...
  6. I can skim coat that wall in less then 10 minutes!

    How To Guides
    I’m on a remodeling project where I’ve installed some new drywall and did the drywall finishing. Now we’re ready to skim coat for a nice smooth finish. So, I figured why not get the skim coating process of just one wall on video and share it with everyone so they can learn just a couple skim...
  7. Painting a skim coated ceiling

    Drywall & Plaster
    Ok, I have skim coated my ceiling. What is the steps for cleaning prior to painting? Which skim coat should I use? I am doing the whole house so I can't afford to use something to expensive.
  8. Help! Skim coat problems

    Drywall & Plaster
    I am attempting to do a skim coat over our old walls after tearing out some wallpaper. My first coat is cracking as it dries. My guess is it's a combination of putting it on too thick and/or mixing the mud too wet (I don't think it was that wet, but I've read that is a common cause of cracking)...
  9. Paint Over Skim Coat Job

    Painting
    The contractors used duct tape to tape up my windows for an outside job to prevent lead/asbestos from spreading into my apartment. Now, duh, the paint has peeled off my skim coat job. It's just the area around my window, and I don't want to redo the entire kitchen. Obviously, I don't trust the...
  10. Skim coat on plaster walls?

    Drywall & Plaster
    We're currently remodeling a very small half-bathroom. After removing the old medicine cabinet, towel bars, moulding around the door, etc., there were a lot of large holes to repair. So, we put a wood backing in for support and I filled the holes with EasySand 45, and just put mesh tape on...
  11. skim coating & painting

    Painting
    Hi all, I have various paint questions--primarily with how to deal with painting over peeling, chipped or (likely) lead paint. We are moving into our first house and money is TIGHT, so we had planned to do this mostly ourselves--especially once we got a $7000 quote for skimcoating alone. So...
  12. Help refinishing foundation. 30 year old Thoroseal or skim coat

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Every year my paint peels off the exterior foundation blocks, every year I scrape it and repaint it with a latex. The blocks were coated about 30 years ago with something. I don't know if it was Thoroseal or a skim coat. Anyhow, most of it has turned to a sand texture and the paint has...
  13. Fix Bad Skim Coat Job

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hello - We just built our new home, and we learned alot. One thing we didn't think twice about was wall texture. Our contractor seemed pretty confident that he was a good drywaller. (We know now that drywall is an art, and he should have subcontracted this out). It all started with...
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