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Skim coating?

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04-18-08, 11:21 PM   #1  
Skim coating?

Can a skim coat also cover up any wall texture or do I need to do 2 skim coats? I'm using USG 45 minute mud for taping and Westpac 90 minute mud for skimming - all are lightweight, easy sand hot muds.

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04-19-08, 05:44 AM   #2  
It depends on the texture and your skill with the knife. Personally I'd rather apply a 2nd coat of mud than have to do extra sanding. Most textures can be skim coated with just 1 coat.

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04-19-08, 07:55 AM   #3  
Do one coat of mud, sand it down and feel it. It may then need another coat. Generally two coats to three are the charm. If this is minor texture then one good skim coat should do it. Without a good picture it's hard to say.

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