Scared to skim coat?

Look, I was too. But good news — it’s not near as hard as it seems, even for a beginner.

Here are my top tips for skim coating:

1. Water down your compound for a smooth finish.

2. Sand after the LAST coat only. For the 1st & 2nd coats, use your trowel to scrape any bumps / lines.

3. Cover the floor. You’ll drip. It’s inevitable. You don’t want it on the floor.

BONUS TIP: go follow @mypaintingpants because she is the skim coating pro.

Save this to your DIY tips folder so you can tackle that orange peel texture too!