skim coating textured ceiling


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Old 01-16-08, 11:21 AM
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skim coating textured ceiling

Hi all I am new to this forum. I recently bought a house 8 months ago and I working on the house one (or two) rooms at a time. I have ceiling in my kitchen that at one time had a leak from above. Its a textured ceiling(swirled). I tried to fix the texture but I really dont like it. What do you recommend? should I just skim coat the ceiling, sand it, primer it, paint it? thanks guys!


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Old 01-16-08, 11:25 AM
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Welcome to the forums Mike!

Basically you have 3 choices, keep working on the swirl texture until you get it right, skim coat or live with it as is.
 
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Old 01-16-08, 12:00 PM
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thanks for the warm welcome!!

So what kind of tools should I have to skim coat a ceiling? I have been using a putty knife but that would take a long long time with a ceiling thank you!
 
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Old 01-16-08, 03:08 PM
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Basically you still use a putty knife - just wider

You will want to use a mud pan [some prefer to use a hawk] and a wide drywall finishing knife, somewhere in the 10"-14" range. Thin [with water] and mix your joint compound well. This will make it a little easier to apply.

If you can sand or scrape any of the old texture down a little it may allow you to skim coat the ceiling in fewer coats.
 
 

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