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  1. Remodeling
    Hey Folks, Just pulled a small bathroom's worth of old tile down off the walls (about 100 sq.ft) and I'm planning to paint over the former tile area, so I need to get this pretty smooth. There is a good deal of old thinset stuck over the lather and plaster walls and using a hand scraper is...
  2. Painting
    I've read in a few places that you should only use an oil based primer over a skimcoat, as the compound skimcoat will draw the water from the latex primer and go into solution causing bubbles under the primer. While I don't want to mess up my beautiful (at least hopefully once it's done)...
  3. Painting
    The ceiling of my bedroom had termite damage and chipping paint, so after chipping off what I could I decided to skimcoat it. I put up adhesive mesh - with some trouble doing it alone, but eventually got the entire ceiling covered, although there are some bubbles in it. I started skimcoating...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    My bathroom walls were a mix of plaster and drywall with various layers of paint, primer, and skim coating. I attempted to skim coat the walls myself to prepare for priming and painting, but I wasn't happy with the results so I hired someone to do it right. The walls are smooth now but not quite...
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