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Spackle might work, however it is specially designed for repairing holes and cracks and is more expensive than the product that is normally used for doing a skim coat: regular joint compound or topping compound. You should do a bit of research and plan to practice with wide trowels/mud knives if you intend to do this yourself. Hanging the drywall is not the ...


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I just completed a similar project. I skim coated my bathroom walls with joint compound to cover up a paint job from a previous tenant that had resulted in crackling and flaking over the entire surface of the drywall. You can read a bit about the difference between drywall joint compound (mud) and spackle here, but there a few chief differences in ...


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Using spackle to smooth the texture will be more expensive than using joint compound. Both will set hard and have about the same working and setting time. The problem with trying to smooth an already textured ceiling will take a lot of work and depends on the how course or textured it is now. It can be accomplished by a diligent DIY-er and the correct tools. ...


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I don't know about spackle being more expensive. I am going to disagree with most on here on that point (and I am right). Notes: there are more variations of spackle than joint compound (drywall mud) spackle is much much harder to smooth in bigger areas spackle is much much harder to sand no matter what you do, you have to get rid of most of the knockdown ...


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