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Old 07-19-2010, 04:09 PM  
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Default Skim coating on celing

I scraped out the plaster popcorn. I already done 2 coats of all purpose joint compound. I plan to do two more coats.

For my third coat, should I use all purpose joint compound or topping?

I plan to have a total of 4 coats.

My last project, I did 3 coats (last coat was topping). This time, I figure 4 coats would give me a smoother surface


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Old 07-19-2010, 04:58 PM  
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Default skim coat on ceiling

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 sand.

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