- Oct 1, 2000
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a coop built in the 1920s. Needless to say, the walls (plaster I believe) need to be repainted. Further, a lot of the paint is "crackled." I've been told that you need to "skim coat" to fix this situation. Can anyone tell me what exactly skim coating is? Do you need to skim coat the entire apt or just the "problem" areas? Also, how much would it cost to skim coat an apt approx 1300SF?