How to sand a skim coat fast and easy!
In today’s video I’m going to show you how to sand a skim coat fast and easy! I’m just going to give the skim coated drywall a quick sanding. In the previous videos of this skim coating series. I showed you some tips and tricks of how to skim coat I also showed you how to scrape after the first Skim coat without having to do any sanding whatsoever. In my last video I showed you how to do a touch up skim coat so you wouldn’t have to re-skim coat the walls for a second time. Along with doing a third coat of mud on the going to be. I’ll be using the a 3M fine to medium sanding sponge to sand the walls that I had applied a skim coat too. So stay tuned as I go through this skim coating process with the demonstration on skim coating new drywall. Thanks so much for watching! -Paul
How to sand a skim coat fast and easy!
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How to apply a skim coat series:
Here’s the link to the video where I showed How to apply a skim coat to your walls for a smooth finish- Skim coating drywall. https://youtu.be/8yYzSOr3KeI In this video tutorial I showed you how to apply a skim coat to your walls.
Part 2- How to Skim Coat Walls Demonstration
What to do after skim coat dries? No sanding!
How to touch up a skim coat before sanding skim coated walls https://youtu.be/fUfutRoC7SU
Tools I used to sand the skim coated walls:
*3M Large Area Drywall Sanding Sponge, Fine/Medium
*Shop-Vac 5989500 12 gallon 5.5 Peak HP Stainless Wet Dry Vacuum http://amzn.to/2F9HJ0K
*Shop-Vac 9067200 High Efficiency Collection Filter Bags
(Pack of 2) http://amzn.to/2F6L5kU
Personal Protection Equipment:
*3M N95 Sanding and Fiberglass Insulation Respirator
*3M 62023HA1-C Professional Multi-Purpose Respirator
*DEWALT DPG82-11 Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle http://amzn.to/2F5VGg9
*DeWalt DPG83-11D Converter SAFETY Glasses – Clear Anti-Fog Lens http://amzn.to/2FQjguw
Here’s a couple of the Skim Coating Demonstration Videos:
*How to skim coat a wall in less then 10 minutes | Diy Drywall Tips and Tricks-
*(Part 1)How to skim coat using paint roller trick- Getting rid of Knockdown Texture- https://youtu.be/jeGWbgAUvCM
*(Part 2) How to skim coat trick with a paint roller and joint compound- https://youtu.be/BIvnHgSCaCU
Tools you will need to skim coat a wall or ceiling:
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The tools I used to mix and apply the Skim coat:
Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2- http://amzn.to/2GkTnTu
Paint and Mud Mixer- http://amzn.to/2GhZF6n
*12″ Drywall Taping Knife: http://amzn.to/2CdLIa8
*14 inch mud pan: http://amzn.to/2B9lvpA
*6 inch drywall taping knife: http://amzn.to/2BO1nNo
*Werner Work Platform: http://amzn.to/2kRo8Ft
Skim coating is a great way to make all the walls new again. Skim coat is a thin coat of joint compound also known as mud. You can do a skim coat to smooth out damaged walls with. You might need to skim coat if you’re repairing after wallpaper removal, after drywall repairs or ceiling repairs, or even if your walls are just doing the damage from every day where in tear from your family.
What is a skim coat?
A skim coat of joint compound is intended to conceal small imperfections in joints and on the surface of the gypsum board, smooth the texture of the paper, minimize
differences in surface porosity, and create a more uniform surface to which the final decoration can be applied.
A “skim coat” is essentially a “film” of joint compound and is not a readily measurable thickness. There is no specific mil thickness that constitutes a proper skim coat. A skim coat is
described in the foregoing text as being “trowel applied” with the intent being that the consistency (viscosity) of the joint compound be such that it can be applied by a trowel. Other tools may be used for application so long as the trowel consistency is achieved.
The objective of the application is to achieve total coverage of the entire surface with the skim coat. This is typicaly accomplished by delivering the compound to the surface and using a drywall broad knife to force the compound into the surface pores and imperfections while shearing off excess compound from the surface.
Skim coating info from: Gypsum.org
For Severe Lighting Condition:
Apply a skim coat joint compound to wall or ceiling surfaces that will be subjected to severe natural or artificial side-lighting. Apply a thin skim coat of joint compound or a material manufactured especially for this purpose to the entire surface of the board. Apply a high quality latex primer/sealer compatible with the finish product prior to decoration.
For Glossy Paint:s
Remove and repair all surface irregularities and sand or sponge the joint treatment surfaces as necessary. Apply a thin skim coat of joint compound or a material manufactured especially for this purpose to the entire surface of the board. This will minimize any suction, porosity, or other variations between the joint compound and the face paper surfaces. Take care to eliminate laps or tool marks during the skim coating operation. Lightly sand or sponge wall or ceiling surfaces wherever necessary to ensure a smooth and even surface. Apply a high quality latex primer/sealer compatible with the finish product prior to decoration.
Here’s the link to the Finishing Drywall Systems that I mentioned in this video as a skim coating and drywall finishing reference guide:
Here’s my last video: What is Skim Coating?
Please watch: “How to skim coat a wall in less then 10 minutes | Diy Drywall Tips and Tricks“- https://youtu.be/9dPFr-fzhgY
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