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Last Activity:07-19-2010 7:06 PM
Posted in thread: peeling bathroom arch... on 10-31-2011 at 12:27 AM
Yes, I would agree with others. Just scrape off the peeling paint and when you are sure
everything exposed is dry, do some spackle touch up and then repaint.However, a simple way to
deal with this in ...
Posted in thread: Popcorn ceiling 'fix' on 10-31-2011 at 12:12 AM
I am afraid your solutions sound like a lot of work and I don't know if in the end you would
really be happy with the results.As messy as it is, scraping the popcorn off is most realistic.
At that poi...
Posted in thread: Need Help! Textured wall cracking! on 07-19-2010 at 06:45 PM
Yup, Inspector D is right - you have pretty extensive water damage. After you have fixed the
leak, then it's time to treat these walls.As I look at your pictures, I think you may have old
plaster. In ...
Posted in thread: Removing Painted Over Wallpaper, Exposed Dry Wall, Glue Won't Come Off on 07-19-2010 at 06:22 PM
Wow, sounds like you have a bit of a mess.Your basic instinct is right - put a complete coat of
material over the whole mess. This is known as "skim coat". You can use all-purpose joint
compound and a...
Posted in thread: Skim coating on celing on 07-19-2010 at 05:58 PM
Once you have applied your first coat of all-purpose joint compound, it doesn't matter too much
what you follow with - either the same or topping. The key is that usually either one is pretty
easy to ...
Posted in thread: Espestice Ceilings on 09-25-2008 at 11:52 PM
I agree that taking off the popcorn is the best way to improve things. If it has asbestos, then
protect yourself when you scrape it off. Wear some disposable clothing if you want, but for
sure, you ne...
Posted in thread: Smoothing Walls on 08-03-2008 at 02:08 PM
Well, I have to agree. Skim coating is often the best way to prep an oldwall or ceiling for
paint or new texture.Some people struggle with this, and that may be because they do not have a
clear idea o...
Posted in thread: Joint compound in a box? on 06-29-2008 at 12:32 AM
I always buy joint compound in a box, as it is per unit cheaper than the five gallon bucket.
But the key is, never try to work out of the plaster bag in the box. No matter how careful you
are, you wil...
Posted in thread: Need help - Sheetrock problems on 06-29-2008 at 12:17 AM
When I come up with old ugly texture in a client's house, I like to scrape off the high points
where I can, clean the wall if needed, then apply 2 or 3 skim coats of joint compound. A final
Posted in thread: Skim coating over "knock down" texture? on 04-27-2008 at 12:20 AM
Just want to add a few thoughts, a little late in the discussion.I do a lot of skimcoating for
clients, and I have had clients who wanted to do their own, so they ask me for directions. They
go on to ...