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Old 07-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Skim Coat Over Wall Over Orange Peel Just Finished With Gloss Paint


Hello
What we are facing.....walls with a poorly applied orange peel finish. The finish was primed and then sprayed with a eggshell paint.
Client wants a smooth finish.
Am I correct with the following:
Rough screen surface, use tape compound mixed with bonding agent, trowel on, sand and prime.
Do you agree with those steps?
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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Hello Alan,
Ya need to go to the introduction page first before posting questions

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What kind of general are you? That is a pretty basic question, kind of like you've never been around drywall mud before, except what you read about
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Hello
What we are facing.....walls with a poorly applied orange peel finish. The finish was primed and then sprayed with a eggshell paint.
Client wants a smooth finish.
Am I correct with the following:
Rough screen surface, use tape compound mixed with bonding agent, trowel on, sand and prime.
Do you agree with those steps?
Alans
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No No
start over.
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There is a fast drying compound called HOT MUD, USG or BEADEX offer 40-45 minute dry times. I use USG 45. Mix the HOT MUD in a 5 gallon bucket using a drill and paddle or just mix it one pan at a time. Start coating the walls using a 10" knife and don't worry about leaving ridges. You can scrape them off with a 6" knife after it dries. When all of the walls are coated once, go clean your tools and let it dry a few minutes. Now open the box of HAMILTONS or BEADEX TOPPING COMPOUND and fill your mud pan (one pan at a time), and begin the process again, scrape off the high ridges with your 6' knife. I recommend to use a PVA primer after sanding the TOPPING COMPOUND. It will help you see imperfections. That should help, if you choose this method.

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Gill,
The only thing you forgot to mention is he needs to sand the finish of the paint, order wise the mud you told him to apply will bubble up the minute he puts primer or paint to the walls
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thanks....great idea!!
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What kind of general are you? That is a pretty basic question, kind of like you've never been around drywall mud before, except what you read about
if the question was so basic, you would expect one simple reply......why are there different opinions on such a basic question?
Please have an open mind......we are all in a learning process every day.
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Hello
What we are facing.....walls with a poorly applied orange peel finish. The finish was primed and then sprayed with a eggshell paint.
Client wants a smooth finish.
Am I correct with the following:
Rough screen surface, use tape compound mixed with bonding agent, trowel on, sand and prime.
Do you agree with those steps?
Alans
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Thanks......great idea and a simple solution.
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I recommend that you apply regular topping instead of hot mud because the quality of your finish will be much better. Apply at least 3 coats for a smooth finish sand after each application. I am also smoothing a house with orange peel texture. I used Sheetrock Lightweight Topping Plus 3 because its much easier to sand. Your third application of mud should be a skim coat... apply mud and take it all off. Use 150 grit sandpaper or a finer grit for finish sanding. Goodluck!
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Great thought......I like it!
Thanks, Alan
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First off how big is the wall? Second, Because this is so basic, you as a General should have knowledge of this basic step...Do you have the option of re-skinning the wall?
,how much time do you have to complete?
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Alan, you qouted and then thanked yourself up there....

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