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Smooth over rough or damaged walls with a skim coat of mud, applied with a special squeegee knife. ... If you're a skilled drywall taper or plasterer, you probably use a hawk and trowel to skim-coat walls. .... Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips.

Apr 17, 2014 ... How to Smooth Out Plaster Walls or Ceiling with a Skim Coat Leah from See Jane Drill demonstrates how to repair unsightly plaster walls with ...


Mar 14, 1999 ... Edward Lipinski Home Clinic column describes how to skim-coat plaster walls to cover hairline cracks; drawings (M)


Learn everything you need to know about skim-coating a plaster wall.


Oct 6, 2008 ... With our old plaster walls, one wants to patch and skim coat, while the other wants to put 1/4" drywall. The rationale for the skim coat is that it ...


I just purchased a 1916 bungalow, and removed some open shelving that had been installed on a plastered wall (no back to it). The wall had been painted many ...


Nov 13, 2013 ... Up until this point in our plaster repair/skim coating series, the joint compound we 've been applying to the walls has felt a whole lot thicker than ...


Apr 17, 2014 ... How to do a Skim Coat. Have an unsightly plaster wall or ceiling in your home that you've always wanted to smooth out and re-paint? Perhaps ...


May 4, 2017 ... And then there are other things that I have very little interest in, like plumbing and, you guessed it, skim coating. I love a restored plaster wall.