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[Help please] Applying drywall compound on old plastered wall??

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by RayRay, 7 May 2020.

  1. RayRay

    RayRay

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    Hi,

    I'm wanting to skim coat a old plaster wall that has been painted. Could I use compound for this instead of plaster as i'm not experienced and it would be much easier to sand and even out.

    I have searched for hours but can't seem to find an answer, if someone can help me out that would be greatly appreciated! So far i have scraped off bumps and filled in cracks of plaster wall using skrim tape + all purpose filler (tetrion filler) but not sure if that was correct?

    So far i have thought:
    Applying PVA bond as a undercoat?
    Or mixing compound with pva as the first coat then using normal for the rest?

    Also i have metal corner beans that I intend the apply with skrim tape+ compound, would that also work? Or could i use skim plaster to apply the bean? (I brought a tub of skim plaster ready mix but was scared to use and im not experienced)

    Thank you for your time and hopefully someone can help :D
     
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    take a picture of the wall
     
  4. RayRay

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    Here’s one side of the wall with a close up aswell thanks!
     

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    to answer the question . no. when you say compound i’m assuming you mean plasterboard adhesive?
     
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    Yeah i got a ready mix plaster joint compound, so would the only way to even out the walls to be skim plaster? thanks
     
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    i have used joint filler previously to tidy up larger areas. however your trowel skills still need to be reasonably competent or youll be sanding forever.
     
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