A skimcoat is a thin coat of joint compound, known as mud. It can be used to repair or smooth damaged walls. And also it has superior bond strength for most applications. So with that, it is excellent use on surfaces for even the most demanding floor coverings. If you are repairing a crack or filling a joint, or leveling an area with an existing flat surface, is the best option used. Here are the reasons to apply to a skim coat:
- Damage walls caused by applying wallpapers – after the wallpaper removal damages. For example, if its drywall behind it with gouges or outer paper gets torn off exposing the brown paper. Once the brown paper has been exposed, it must be primed with a prime surface sealer before skim coating.
- Drywall Repairs – Repairing drywall and ceiling needs a skim coat to give a nice consistent surface to retexture either for priming and painting.
- Old Surfaces – Skimcoat can bring old tired walls and pet wreak havoc back to their original glow.
- Unappealing surfaces – Wall/ceiling texture that is poorly done, Skimcoat gives a new canvas without tearing out your existing walls.
- New Installs – New drywall should get a very thin skim coat to insures a uniformity surface to prime and paint. Sometimes, if you don’t put a skim coat to your new drywall, there is a tendency where the paint absorbs differently into the compound leaving it very visible.