How to touch up skim coat before sanding skim coated walls.
In this video blog post I’m going to show you how to touch up skim coat before sanding skim coated walls. I’ll also show you how to do the third coat of joint compound on the tape joints and corner bead. In the first videos of this how to skim coat drywall video series I showed you tips and tricks for applying to skim coat on new drywall because of all the natural light coming in the window possibly showing the different absorption rates between the drywall paper and the joint compound. It is also a good idea to skim coat new drywall if it’s going to be painted with a semi gloss or gloss paint and the wall has no texture. Thanks so much for watching! -Paul
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In the previous skim coating video to this series I’m going to show you what to do after a skim coat dries. The good news is this is going to require No Sanding in this step!
What to do after skim coat dries? No sanding! 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.
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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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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