Question about Plaster Walls!!! Help!!
So I've recently bought a house built in 1890. I am planning on removing all the old tacky wallpaper and plan on painting the walls. I (think? :P)I've done my research pretty well and understand all the concepts (removal,repair,paint ect..) EXCEPT the idea of a skim coat & lightly sanding the plaster wall before you prime. (People seem to disagree on these topics!)
1) Is a skim coat only necessary when hanging up wallpaper again? Should I apply a skim coat in my situation?
2) Should I lightly "skuff" the plaster before I prime the wall so it bonds better?
I've also read that you shouldn't apply a skim coat because your trying to "preserve" the plaster in it's original condition. I have no problem doing a skim coat if it will have the best result in the end.
Hope everyone can help and any advice is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!