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How many coats can drywall take before it's toast?

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A friend of mines wife changes paint colors in her home twice a year in various rooms after she gets a wild hair after one of those trading, design, or flip this that and whatever shows. Just how many layers can the sheetrock take? I think she must have a ¼” layer on there by now.
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Eventually the layers of paint build to a thickness that puts them flush with the trim in the room. At this point, its a problem!

Last time I came across this, we pulled the base, prepped the walls and mudded the bottom bevel, sealed, and re-installed the base, dapped the top edge and finish coated. Door and window casings were fine as the outside edges are thicker then the top of the base.

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