25 responses on “DIY Skim Coat Wallpaper & Painting Walls (Part 1) -Drywall Repair & Wall Preparation

  1. Christina Davis

    I am ready to try this on the walls in my half-bath. The walls however are
    particle board (recently stripped of three layers of wallpaper). Will it
    essentially work the same way? 

  2. begleyboo

    Hi it is me again. I have an issue. Curved wall ( should have left the darn
    paneling on it) that we now put drywall on. But have a 1 inch gap to try to
    fill. Ugh. Do I use your plaster of Paris mud pie technique? I am
    completely stressed about how to fix this issue. I don’t want to regret
    taking down the ugly paneling!

  3. Julie Day

    help!!! How do you fix an BAD job…..orange peel was used and already
    painted.. Still see the surface….

  4. romajr86

    @user72689 Question for you… I have some holes im spot filling with joint
    compund and most are all coming out fine, but 1 or 2 are about the size of
    a nickel, and seem to be taking a lot of compound to fill in. Should I use
    a small patch over these 2 holes instead of just filling with compound? Or
    do you think that size will be ok just filling in?

  5. KimmyCMU1

    Yes well the tiles are like thick ceramic tiles, I feel like they stick out
    like half an inch or so off the wall.

  6. KimmyCMU1

    In my bathroom there are tiles covering the walls about 4 feet up that I
    want to remove. Above all the tile is just regular wallpapered walls, which
    I also want to take off. I wanted to remove the tile from the walls
    surrounding the vanity area, but Im sure the wall will be damaged behind
    that. So there are 4 walls that I wanted to do this to. Should I skim coat
    the entire walls after? I dont want it to have an obvious difference from
    the top to bottom. How many coats will it take?

  7. Ron Clark

    Russ, any tips for getting rid of a heavy skip trowel texture on bathroom
    walls? Should I bother sanding… or just skim coat the crap out of it?
    Thanks so much for your videos, they are very helpful.

  8. romajr86

    @user72689 Question for you… I have some holes im spot filling with joint
    compund and most are all coming out fine, but 1 or 2 are about the size of
    a nickel, and seem to be taking a lot of compound to fill in. Should I use
    a small patch over these 2 holes instead of just filling with compound? Or
    do you think that size will be ok just filling in?

  9. Megdutcher08

    Hey Russ I have a HUGE problem. I just bought a house that was built in
    1800 . In one room they did wallpaper over wall paper over , and then by
    the last owners painted. My husband grabbed a corner and yanked it back,
    now we have walls with multiple layers of wallpaper peeled back….should I
    still use tis video…try to cut it back and then primer?or should I try
    sanding it? I’m at a loss…it’s a mess! Thanks Meg

  10. romajr86

    @user72689 Hi again. I made out great with the drywall patch, and for my
    first ever skim-coat spackling job I think it came out good. I also primed
    and painted, and im very happy with the paint. Thanks for asking and thanks
    again for your videos. They definitely helped me

  11. Russ Olinatz

    @romajr86 You could use a small metal patch. Get a 4×4 metal drywall sheet
    patch then with a pair of scissors cut out a 2 x 2 square and put over the
    hole and then mud over Or just use a piece of Mesh tape and put over hole
    then lightly skim over that 3-4 separate coats.

  12. KimmyCMU1

    Yes well the tiles are like thick ceramic tiles, I feel like they stick out
    like half an inch or so off the wall.