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Prep after removing crown molding

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My place has crown molding in every room so I removed it and want to paint the walls and ceilings. It looks like the walls have been painted a few times without removing the molding so there is now a line of paint where the bottom edge of the molding rested. There’s a pretty noticeable lip, probably almost as thick as a dime. I’m guessing from the numerous color changes over the years. How would you smooth that and prep it for paint so that it doesn’t affect the new paint?

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Got a picture so we can see what your seeing?
No one has a clue if you took the time to cut the paint and caulking line before removing the molding so it did not rip the paper off.
All the old caulking needs to be removed, any loose paper needs to be cut out. any bare areas need to be primed, once dry it's going to take at least three layers of drywall compound applied with an 8" knife, sanded, primed, then your going to end it having to repaint the whole wall to get it to match.
But you now wish you have of left the crown up.
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