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Old 02-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Skim Coat With Setting-type Compound?


Just wanted to get your advice on something. . .

I'm going to roll on a skim coat on a ceiling later this week. I've always used drying type all purpose, troweled on, for this in the past.

Would you use easy-sand 90, thinned down to pancake batter consistency, to roll a skim? That way I can hit it twice in one day if necessary.

I'd also like to paint same day if possible. How long after letting setting type dry would you hit with prime and paint?

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Old 02-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Re: Skim Coat With Setting-type Compound?


Setting type only sets in the time specified on the bag. It still takes 24 hours to dry. Huge difference.

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Re: Skim Coat With Setting-type Compound?


we use easy-sand 45 to do any skim-coating that we need to do. After we skim the bathroom, kitchen or sand finished room with 45( one or two coats depending on the money)-we let it set for 1 hour. brush it down with sanding poles and skim with all-purpose. Come back the next day and finish sand.

we have found that quicksetting compounds do not paint as well as all-purpose
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Why not topping mix?
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Why not topping mix?
Mike, seems that most guys just thin reg pre-mix for the skim coats. Buying topping mix just complicates things a bit. I've tried it a few times and personally don't care for it. Just my 2 cents.

Dryrocker27..........I agree.
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If your going over a painted surface when you paint it could bubble on you, I always sand the painted surface before I use Durabond 90 brown bags, I take that easy sand and throw that crap in the garbage

Here's some water damage I went to look at.
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Whoa - needs a little work/mud there I see!
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Gee frank, do you think you can put up a little fiberglass tape then skim-coat over that hole in the ceiling?
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Solid metal lath is a pia.
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Gee frank, do you think you can put up a little fiberglass tape then skim-coat over that hole in the ceiling?
I think some of that Big Strech caulk would have taken care of it.
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The metal lath has two layers of plaster ceilings there's 9 rooms that have tear out, take the plaster down to the wood lath, then renail wood lath and replace ribbed metal lath as needed, do three coats, stucco finish to match.
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Just did a 500 sq ft kitchen ceiling I was working on. Skim coated the entire thing twice with 90 minute.
The few areas that were previously painted with a gloss coat of paint I used liquid sandpaper on first.


Primed and painted. Came out totally mint!!
Then I did Ditra and tile on the floor...ceiling to floor...my neck'n back are killin' me
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If your going over a painted surface when you paint it could bubble on you, I always sand the painted surface before I use Durabond 90 brown bags, I take that easy sand and throw that crap in the garbage
I'm with you on the EasySand. . . I've gone through about 5 bags in the past month or so beating myself up. . . forcing myself to use it because I told myself it was the right thing to do.

My last unopened bag I just exchanged for durabond at the lumber yard. I can't stand the stuff.

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

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I hate easy sand. I've been using durabond 90 even for walls, but then I never do more than one room, anything larger and I sub it out.

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