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skim the surface (of something)

To do, engage with, or understand something to only a minimal or superficial degree. I know you feel like you know everything about philosophy now, but this introductory course only skims the surface.Jack never felt satisfied devoting his time and attention to one thing, so instead he's skimmed the surface of a number of hobbies and interests.
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Skim The Surface Of Drywall

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About Skim Coating Compounds

There are two types of joint compound that can be used for skim coating: setting-type joint compound and ready-mixed joint compound.


Setting compound is a powder that sets to a very hard finish when mixed with water, similar to the way concrete sets. It comes in setting rates of a few minutes to an hour or more. Ready-mixed joint compound comes wet and ready to use out of the bucket. It takes several hours to dry and is soft compared to setting compound.

Skim The Surface Def

Which compound to choose depends on the surface to be skimmed. For most major damage, the best choice is setting compound. This would include any water-damaged plaster or drywall, and very rough surfaces like drywall textures that will require several coats of mud to smooth out. Use a relatively slow setting compound like Durabond90® for big jobs like this.

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Use ready-mixed compound for finishing drywall and for minor wall imperfections requiring one or two coats to cover. Ready-mixed is also good for the final coat over any skim coating job. It's easier to spread than setting-type, allowing for a thinner application and it's soft, making a smooth finish easier to achieve when sanding. Eve echoes ipads.