And for the best finish of all, do a "skim coat" of topping compound over the entire ceiling with a 12" or 14" drywall knife. Whether you need to smooth a plaster wall to prepare for wall paper, or you just want to hide an ugly old texture, skim coat is your answer. Starting with the top half of an eight-foot wall (for instance), apply a thin "skim" coat of compound from the ceiling down to the middle of the wall. In a previous entry, I explained how I removed the popcorn ceiling. A more detailled inspection revealed that it was not as flat as I first thought. You want to wallpaper – or put new texture – but it's not smooth enough. I scraped popcorn off a ceiling and sanded it down.
How To Skim A Ceiling
- Best Answer: Knock off all the high ridges and stipples of the artex with a scraper or trowel.
- Here's some pictures of an old school popcorn ceiling (Vermiculite), that i skim coated.
- Skim coating is the process of applying a very thin covering of joint compound, or mud, to smooth out rough wall and ceiling surfaces.
- How to plaser, plastering techniques, rekimming a ceiling Plastering Courses.
- Skim-coating is a tried-and-true technique to cover up a textured ceiling.
- Skim coating is the process of applying drywall mud to a wall or ceiling to smooth its surface.
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