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So here is what ive done removed 2 layers of Wallpaper hung directly to drywall with no primer = damaged drywall. I sanded drywall, primed, skim coated and then sanded. I honestly think I should have skipped the skim coat. Now I've painted. I used eggshell paint b/c HD said it would hide imperfections, and I wanted smooth surface so I got ultra smooth rollers. There are so many imperfections in the wall. I'm going to give another coat with a 1/2 inch nap. If this doesn't work what should I do? More skim coat?
 

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No that's where I tried skim coating the wall but didn't get It even. I guess just a light joint compound here and there would cover the real bad spots. I did good on some walls but above the bath/shower it was hard to reach and I probably would have been better not trying to skim coat the whole wall.
 

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More mud is the only solution. Hit the bad places with one or more coats until smooth. Any type of gloss paint is not your "friend" either unless your walls are near perfect. Use flat paint....
 

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yep i'd go over it again, fill in big imperfections like that, real light coat over everything else. Take your time and use a light. Give it a light sand when done with fine sandpaper, prime over that.
 

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By the way, you are using a nice wide blade and not a 4-6 inch taping knife right? Make the investment if not. They are not that expensive and the extra width really makes a difference. Shop for one with some flex to it at a paint store.
 
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