Old Drywall skim/sand/paint help


Postby nameels » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:16 pm

I have removed the horrid texture pattern wallpaper in my hall, stairs and landing. The walls look like drywalls (no seams with a grain and paint splash texture - please see images). House is 1960's build.

The unpainted walls feel like sandpaper, a grayish colour with splashes of white. (image below)
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Unpainted dry wall - grey and paint splash texture
CAN I SAND THIS THEN PAINT IT, or should I skim then paint?


Some of the walls under the last layer of wallpaper are painted. (image below)
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Painted wall texture, wallpaper removed.
CAN I SAND THIS smooth then paint?

The painted walls have the same texture, but with paint.

Some of the top layer of the textured drywall has peeled off so I guess I need to fill these?
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Top layer of painted dry wall, looks like cardboard under top layer


There have been previous repairs, but some of this is over lining paper. (image below)
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Previous repairs found under lining paper...
plaster has been used, sometimes over lining paper.

What do I do about these? Remove, repair, skim?

A) Can I sand down this texture on all the walls, then prime it and paint?

B) Is it best to skim all the walls so I get a smooth finish?

C) Do I need to sand down the painted walls if I skim the wall?

D) The walls have a dado rail should I remove this before skim? Or can I skim around them?

E) I don't want to, but is it best to re-wallpaper with a plain heavy weight paper, then paint that to get the smooth wall finish I want?

Feedback - help - muchly appreciated.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:06 am

I would plaster with multi finish plaster and then paint
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Postby nameels » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:50 am

Would you suggest sanding all the panted walls before using the multi finish plaster?
Is multi finish plaster smooth?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:15 pm

if the wall debris is very proud then it needs sanding otherwise no.thistle multi-finish plaster is a finishing plaster,
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