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)
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)
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?
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)
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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Simply Build It

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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