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Hello , I just removed the tile from bathroom walls, I was able to scrape/knock down ridges from what ever adhesive was used. Just wondering what to use to skim coat the walls. I’m not looking to replace the drywall as it isn’t in the budget and there seems to be a pretty heavy amount of plaster bringing out the thickness. Just looking for the best suggestion for mud as I’m overwhelmed with the amount available. Thanks


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Using setting compound is optimal, but not necessary if you want to simplify. With deeper divots you'll need multiple coats of standard premixed compound or else it will tend to crack as it shrinks. Even this isn't a disaster as you'll simply follow with another coat.

If using setting compound, give yourself the maximum working time with the first product. The second product can be used after that, or for all of it. Be sure to a wide taping knife of 12" for the final coat to get the flattest finish. There will be some dusty sanding to do when it's all dry.


 
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