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Old 05-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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We have a job do do that calls for putting a smooth paint surface in an old bath room. As it is now, the surface of the paint has come up in areas and has a crackled effect. We would like to get rid of that crackle and put a smooth coat of paint on it. Electric sander doesn't seem to make a dent in it.

Any ideas on how to smooth the surface for painting?

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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a skim coat of joint compound and you will probably need a second....then sand and primer..

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I would prime(oil) the ceiling and walls before the skimming it helps the mud to grip.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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I agree with the primer and skim coats.

On a side note interesting that you chose your handle by your question. Does this mean you are a one post wonder?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:25 AM   #5
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No guys.. go out and buy a MarkV from Graco, shoot, sand smooth and you have it made..

just hope this bathroom is $$
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