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Skim coat or sheetrock

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02-22-06, 06:09 AM   #1  
Skim coat or sheetrock

I will be remodelling a house built in 1923 which has interior plaster walls with a light stucco. Am I better off trying to skim coat the walls until they are smooth or cover with sheetrock. If covering should I use 1/4" or 3/8? Thanks

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02-22-06, 06:35 AM   #2  
If the walls are in good shape - meaning they don't give if you push on them - I'd skim coat. Add drywall and you have to recut baseboard trim and add extensions to your outlet boxes.

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