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01-13-07, 08:42 PM   #1  
skim coat

I am thinking of skim coating a small bathroom ceiling to get out some inconsistencies. I was told at home depot and by my neighbor to use spackle. Is this right?

 
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01-14-07, 03:43 AM   #2  
You may want to consider doing a "knock down" design or applying a light coat of sheetrock compound and getting a porous sponge from the paint section and creating your own design in the ceiling. It will dry white, but you should prime and paint it with a semi gloss paint, since it will have to deal with moisture.

 
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01-14-07, 03:54 AM   #3  
Spackle is a light weight patching compound that is used for small/minor repairs. Joint compound is what you want to use - I have heard people refer to j/c as spackle or putty but that isn't the correct term.

Thinning j/c slightly aids in application. It is also commonly used [in thinned down form] for texture.


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