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girldog

07:52AM | 02/21/01
Member Since: 01/06/01
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Hi, I have plaster walls over some kind of concrete, which is itself over mesh wire. I tried Peel Away on one of the walls in the kitchen to remove the flaking lead paint. It removed the top coat of plaster. The plaster was only 1/4 thick to begin with. The guy at the paint store told us to skim coat with joint compound.

I have two questions: one is that I'm having a hard time applying it evenly, but it needs to be in order to hang kitchen cabinets. Does anyone have tips for evening out the un-straight areas? Also, will the joint compound crumble or anything when I hang the kitchen cabinets? I've since heard someone say that joint compound was an unreliable way to repair walls.

Thanks for your help.



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