11:16AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 04/04/04
3 lifetime posts
I have a 160 year old home with plaster walls. I pulled off the many layers of wall paper and I have filled in the large holes and cracks with Durabond90. Now I'd like to do a skim coat to create a smooth wall. What product should I use to do so? The Durabond90 or something else? And what is the best method to create a smooth wall?

Thanks in advance.


03:12PM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You will want to use regular wallbord joint compound as it gives you more working time, so you can get a smoother finish.


03:02PM | 06/05/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
Is skim coating something a novice should try? I've seen how this can make a room look like it has brand new dry wall and was really impressed.


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