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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:37 pm 
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I need some serious advice on how to tackle this job myself. I am a competent DIYER but I've never done spackling of a whole wall before.

I was given this council flat in a poor state and have been repairing it gradually as I can't afford to pay someone to do it!

Attached are photos of the problem walls in my kitchen. One area seems to have part wall paper and paint most of which I managed to scrape off and the other side has botched filled jobs *(NOT done by me). It was given it like that. I know that I have to sand down patched areas but these idiots filled in raul plugs which protrude!

My questions are:

How do I tackle the side that is unlevel with a mix of wallpaper ends, gauges and paint remnants?
How do I manage the raul plugs that have been polyfilled over!?
What product should I use to skim the wall with! I'm so frustrated! ::b

Also, should I paint the ceiling first or after the walls?

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP GUYS!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:46 pm 
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heeelllooo and welcome Mystique :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
spackling is an american product or term not available or recognized here so may restrict the answers you get :dunno:

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Spackling is the same as Ames taping here BA. In otherwards easifil,scrim and sanding.


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What I would do is first remove the plugs in the wall by scraping/sanding the filler and then screw a small screw into the plug and using a pair of pliers pull to remove . If they are a real pain to get out I use a old chisel to remove the head then push what's left into the cavity.
Buy yourself a wide blade filling knife (sometimes called a taping knife) and some easyfill filler (easyfill 45 is best ) and go over all the areas that are uneven then sand down wth a medium grade paper.
You may have to go over the deeper holes twice but should end up with a paintable surface.

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steviejoiner74 wrote:
Spackling is the same as Ames taping here BA. In otherwards easifil,scrim and sanding.


in my sad life i like judge judy and spackling was mentiolned :lol: :lol:
hence my understanding of the termenoligy :lol: :huray:

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