I just bought a 100 year old house and stripped off about 5 layers of wallpaper. The walls are plaster and lathe, and not in terrible condition so I am going to attempt to skim coat - there seem to be a ton of differing opinions about how to do this. I am leaning towards rolling on a slightly thinned all purpose joint compound and smoothing with a "magic trowel", as it seems like relatively simple method for a beginner like myself, but was wondering if anybody has experience with this method?
Also, is it necessary to prime the walls before skim coating? Or is there any sort of bonding product I should use, or can I just put the joint compound directly on the plaster?
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