"I would skim coat the torn spots just as you would with any drywall repair. Else, those areas may show up when you do paint/texture over them.
My walls had panel glued to it with liquid nails. What a mess. That stuff was like concrete and was all…"
I thought we'd see pix of your finished rooms by now, what's the hold up? lol only kidding!
The finished base coat (with the SW Faux Impressions) is smooth and buttery. Not rough or gritty. There is a certain grainy…"
Check with your local paint store. There are different applications. The thicker stuff provides a plastered, stucco like look. What you may want is a thinner paint that you add a grit to to give you the expected outcome. You go with a fine…"
I realized that I had one more question, and that's about the texture of the finished base coat. What's it like? Sandpaper? smooth plaster? Something else? What I'm hoping to do is end up with a…"
"We have used a whole house fan that vents into the attic with vents placed in the roof numerous places. It works great
but we are in Colorado where it really cools off at night. Still if you keep the heat out of the house during the day…"
"Richard, I would think you would have to do something to the bare rough (torn) drywall paper. For sure a good priming would be required, but maybe a thin bit of drywall mud would be better to do first to prevent the ends/edges of the tears from…"
"Bill and Jill -
Thanks for the responses so far. The big question I'm facing is whether I should have a skim coat done BEFORE the plaster-y paint.
This is for a room where the wallpaper was removed in a rather too enthusiastic…"
"There a a few ways to take care of the cracks we used the washer and screws method. Looks like this:
We used about 1500 of them through out the house ceilings and walls. Worked great. Here is the approx same spot finished:
"I've repaired small cracks in plaster by widening them out slightly, vacuuming particles out of the crack, then using fiberglass tape method and drywall patch to fill and cover. This is time-consuming and takes drying time and careful…"
"“Stabilze any cracks in the plaster. If you do not, they may recrack and/or spread.” >>> That’s what I was thinking. Using a product to cover ills or hide them will make problem worse.
What do you use to fill these cracks?"
"Where you buy the stuff they will have various applicators. I rolled then trowelled, but you can do a test and see what results you get.
Like I said, it cam hide a lot of ills. I used it on drywall that I taped and tired to hide the seams. The walls…"
"Actually you are supposed to roll it on with the sea sponge roller. wait a bit then knock it down with a trowel. It's very thick and awkward (for me anyways) to pick up with a roller so I usually just apply it with a wide spatula and fool with…"
So do you trowel it on like plaster, or roll it on? to be honest, I'm much more into rolling than troweling, since I've no confidence in my trowelling abilities. The rolling part was one of the things I liked about the earth…"
I actually have done this various ways myself. Yes, you can mix the paint into the durabond but you have to use a drill mixer to do it. I think the hassle and mess is not worth saving a few $$. My favorite product is…"