I have an LVL beam which I would like to skim-coat with drywall mud. My drywall guy is unsure whether that will be a durable solution and is recommending 1/4" drywall.

What's the general experience doing this, i.e. can an LVL beam be successfully skim-coated?

  • @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact Paint
    – Wynne
    Feb 1 at 0:45

1 Answer 1


Forget the mud.

Sand, patch little bits with wood filler if needed, prime and paint.

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