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Should You Skim Coat Ceiling Before Painting It?

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Cracks, flaking paint, and aging drywall paper can make your ceiling look less appealing after painting. Replacing the entire ceiling is often cost-intensive and impractical. So, you have to look at the alternatives.

One of the best options is skim coating. Should you skim coat the ceiling before painting? As one of the most reliable Tucson painting contractors, you can trust us to guide you in the right direction.

What is Skim Coating? 

Skim coating is an excellent solution for making surfaces and ceilings look appealing. A skim coat, or a level-five drywall finish, is a coat of joint compound solution. You can apply the layer of drywall skim coat using a spray rig, paint roller, or your hand.

You can smooth out the layer using a trowel or drywall knife. It’s best to apply at least two skim coats if you’re looking for a consistent nicely-textured ceiling appearance.

Why You Should Skim Coat Ceiling Before Painting

Some of the advantages of skim coating ceilings include the following:

It’s Cost-Effective

Skim coating your ceiling is less expensive than removing existing textures from your ceiling. So, skim coating is the solution if you want to transform the look of your ceiling on a budget.

It Gives You a Smooth Surface

Proper application of skim coating will give you a smooth surface to paint. It’s an accessible method of preparing your ceiling to ensure a smooth finish after painting.

It Increases Your Home’s Aesthetic Appeal

Do you want a ceiling that feels higher or the room to look more spacious? Skim coating gives your ceiling a refined appearance that neatly blends into the surrounding walls.

Depending on your choice of painting, you can create a continuous look between the ceiling and the rest of the room.

You Can Repair Your Ceiling With Skim Coating

Skim coating is an excellent option for covering the gaps between the ceiling and the surrounding walls. You can also use it to repair minor dents and cracks.

Without skim coating, repairing dents and cracks in your ceiling and maintaining the broader texture will be more time-consuming and expensive.

It Prevents Paint Mixing

When you repaint an already painted ceiling, there’s a high chance of the colors mixing. Even when you use the same color, you may experience shine differences.  

Applying a skim coat gives you a blank canvas on which to paint. The result is a consistent finish.  

Looking to Skim Coat Ceiling? Get Professional Help Today

Applying skim coating to your ceiling is a straightforward process. However, the preparation process takes a significant amount of time and expertise.

Doing a poor job with the skim coating will make any defects on the ceiling more visible.

At Nelson J. Greer Painting Contractors, Inc., our experienced painters can skim coat ceilings and complete the painting process to perfection.

We know the difference between interior and exterior paints. Contact Nelson J. Greer Painting Contractors, Inc. today at (520) 325-5800 to transform your ceiling.

Nelson J. Greer

Nelson J. Greer Painting Contractors, Inc. is committed to Excellence, Quality, and Dependability. Our experience in both the commercial and residential markets speaks for itself. Whether it’s painting your home, business, or new commercial construction project, we want to do the job right for you!

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