How to Skim Coat a Wall After Wallpaper Removal

Skim coating a wall after wallpaper removal will require drywall mud and a trowel. Skim coat a wall after wallpaper removal with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I'm gonna talk to you about how to skim coat a wall after wallpaper removal. Now, for this job, you'll need a couple things. For this job, you'll need something to hold your drywall mud in and a trowel. So, the first thing I'm gonna do is go ahead and scrape my wall with my trowel, that way, I know all the hard stuff that's poking out is gonna be off there. After that, I'm gonna go ahead and load up my tray with drywall mud. Now, I'm just gonna work the mud around a little bit, help warm it up. Then, I'm gonna get a decent amount on my trowel and throw it on the wall. Now, I'm gonna be working in kind of a crescent shape, applying this mud. The idea is to go about an eighth to a quarter inch thick on it. You just want enough on there to go ahead and hide all the imperfections left over from your wallpaper. So, we'll put it on, smooth it out and just take, actually, a lot of it off. Now, with these lines that are left over, like this, there's a couple things that you can do. One, you can go ahead and sand 'em off after the wall's dry. I like to go ahead and give every wall that I skim coat, just a light sanding to help with those imperfections. Another thing you can do is after it dries, take your trowel and run it across there to get the big majority of it all and then run your sandpaper over it. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.


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