dings and chips in wall to be painted

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Old 05-27-01, 09:19 AM
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Help me! I just removed some seriously old wallpaper from my hallway. It was actually falling off on its own. I want to paint these walls, but I have a lot of areas where the drywall was ripped, not enough to make an actual hole, but enough to look and feel rough, and show the brown fuzzy paper through what was apparently a coat of paint under this walllpaper. How do I repair these rough and fuzzy patches of drywall??????
 
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Old 05-27-01, 06:17 PM
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Skim-coat the wall with sheetrock mud or spackle, and prime and paint it.
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Old 05-27-01, 08:40 PM
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Skim-Coat

Thanks, but ummmmmm, what does "skim-coat" mean?
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Old 05-28-01, 01:55 AM
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Skim-coat means a very thin layer smoothed over the surface to cover all of the rough spots.
Use a wide-blade (12") sheetrock blade to spread and smooth the mud.
Lightly sand it after it dries.
I'm not a pro, but that's what I would do to damaged sheetrock.
However, the "brown fuzzy paper" may be from the old wallpaper. Try wetting it with a sponge and scraping it off with a putty knife to smooth the wall first. That may be all you need to do.
Then you can touch-up any holes or rips in the sheetrock.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
 

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