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I have removed the wall paper,
the walls are old wet plastered ( rough ) like Oh Boy! :censored: But they have been primed,
I plan on painting the lower half and papering the upper section

I need to skim the lower half to get a better smoother look.I want to add picture frame molding wainscoting
I want to skim coat the lower half But the question is will the Joint Compound stick to the primer ? if so after I skim coat I will need to prime again right ?
I plan on satin finish so show less roughness.

What's the Verdict

Deck Hand
 

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yes and yes.
ToolSeeker and Chrisn

Thank You. Thank you,
Tomorrow I plan on shopping for a Five Gal. pail of JC
some tools and then Do it to it.

I'm 74 years old when I was 12 I worked with an Italian Master Plasterer,
I was his go for kid. I wished I had learned his trade.
Thanks again
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skimming that old wall ( continued )

Hi Plaster Buddies
Well I just wanted to let you all know I was successful in my attempt of skimming my first wall. My second coat is drying now. looks very nice, some sanding here and there. It took me a while to figure I was to light handed with my trowel leaving voids and skips trying to repair goofs, soon I got the knack To where I knew I would fix any errors on my second layer.
Thanks to the many youtube lessons too.

Deck hand
Now the next big job is the flooring then new railings.
 

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glad you got it, That first coat is always just a filler and looks bad.
Second coat is much smoother, and then the 3rd really makes it smooth.
I have had a few rough plaster texture jobs, they want a smooth no texture finish, has taken 4 coats.
But each coat gets smoother as you go.
 

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Skimming that old wall ( continued )

glad you got it, That first coat is always just a filler and looks bad.
Second coat is much smoother, and then the 3rd really makes it smooth.
I have had a few rough plaster texture jobs, they want a smooth no texture finish, has taken 4 coats.
But each coat gets smoother as you go.
Just a short note I had to try to do a finial coat to complete a smooth surface.
I watered down the mud J/C enough Rolled it on using a 3/4 " nap roller and used a squeegee to smooth the finial coat smooth as a babies butt. Cool !

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