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I have remove most of the wallpaper in my kitchen, to be able to paint it.

However, the surface is uneven and I'm not sure what kind of products I can use to make the wall smoother and to apply painting on it.

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A friend of mine suggested to sand down the wall.

What do you think of that suggestion?

If this is not the right suggestion, what else can I do?

Thanks

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You can skimcoat with drywall compound. The suitability of that may depend on your skills with a trowel.

You can add a layer of 1/4" drywall on top, or you can remove the wall surface (do any maintenance that makes sense while it's open) and replace with new drywall.

  • Hi @Ecnerwal, is there any ready to use solution? I'd be honest, I'm not that skilled with a trowel... and my wish is do something like this lady --> uglyducklinghouse.com/coat-of-many-layers-skim-coating – Andy K Jul 2 '17 at 13:59
  • Joint compound is about as ready to use as you can get when you buy it in a bucket. There is no magic solution - you either have to do work, or hire someone else to do work, or live with a lumpy wall. – Ecnerwal Jul 2 '17 at 14:02
  • @Ecnewal fair enough , I will do the work. No way to live with it. – Andy K Jul 2 '17 at 14:03
  • Don't underestimate the need for skill/practice at skimming out a wall. If it was me (and I'm a working carpenter that has been forced to sling drywall mud over a great number of years), I'd find a pro. If you DIY, try hard to get low dust (aka 'dust control') drywall compound. – Aloysius Defenestrate Jul 2 '17 at 21:19

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