Skimming over previously wallpapered walls

10 Dec 2018
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United Kingdom

I need to reskim some bedroom walls which i've already removed all the wallpaper off. The walls are now back to the original bare plaster which is in decent condition however i feel it needs a reskim to for a decent finish. Do i need to PVA the walls first, or can just skim straight onto the old plaster? If so, how many PVA coats and what ratio?

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Have you checked that all traces of paste have been removed by wetting the wall slightly and rubbing your hand over to check its not slippery?
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No offence intended but if you have to ask those question, do you think you will be able to skim the walls to a high standard! It’s a bit of an art, plastering. Have you thought of lining the walls with a heavy grade lining paper and then either painting or papering them?

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