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04-21-2003, 02:35 PM
Why do some drywallers just tape and spackle the joints and nails while others skim-coat the entire walls and celings? Is all the extra work skim-coating it really necessary and what is the benefit?

04-27-2003, 11:17 PM
Anyone? Beuler? Anyone?

Myrom Ferguson
05-14-2003, 07:22 PM
Skim coating the entire surface brings the finish to a level 5 finish. This level is recommended wherever paints with any shine at all are used or where severe lighting conditions occur. Check out the levels of gypsum board finishing at www.gypsum.org