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Posted by Jaclyn on December 09, 2001 at 20:28:56:

In Reply to: Re: Skim Coating Walls posted by Jaclyn on December 09, 2001 at 20:26:53:

I forgot to mention that the Thoro-bond isn't cheap, but my plasterer said he wouldn't ever do a job without it. It's saved him a lot of callbacks and he said he uses it to help fix other plasterers mistakes. -Jacki

: Hi Adriana,
: I just had several of my rooms repaired and skim coated. He did a gorgeous job! In any case, he painted on this translucent orange product called Thoro-bond. It adheres plaster to any surface. Just be sure to remove any paint flakes, etc before using the Thoro-bond. May I also recommend trying real plaster instead of joint compound. You have a much sturdier result and I've learned that it's easy to work with. I was scared of it beforehand, but I just mixed it up and started at it. I'm not all that handy, but I had no trouble doing two rooms myself. I hope this helps you!
: Jacki

: : My question is this...I am preparing to skim coat the walls in my kitchen with joint compound (I've done this successfully before) BUT, I am removing wallpaper and want to know what kind of wall prep I should do before skim coating. There is blue glue? on the plaster beneath, should I scrub this off with Diff (wallpaper adhesive remover) and hot water OR can I coat over this? It would be a great time saver if I could coat over this but I don't want to have to revisit this project again in the future if the plastering fails because I didn't scrub the walls!! HELP!!

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