How to Skim Coat Drywall?
Does anyone have experience skim coating drywall? My house has ugly textured walls -- splattered plaster which has been smashed down (is this called orange peel? or maybe it's knockdown?) I' tried getting plaster and smoothing it over the texture, but its still not perfect, especially against sideways lighting. I was told skim coating is what is done to create perfectly smooth, clean walls & that's what I want. Smooth smooth smooth!
Can you do it yourself & if so, how? What does it cost to have a contractor do it? (It's a big house!)