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Sanding a drywall skim coat patch Sanding a drywall skim coat patch is the last important step before priming your patch. If you want your patch nice & smooth & blended in to the existing surrounding areas, you need to sand this skim'll be sorry if you don't. Make sure the skim coat patch is 100% dry before attempting to sand the drywall area. How much sanding should you do to your skim coat patch?....this may surprise you. Can you sand a skim coat patch area with a sanding pole? I would recommend you use a paddle sander so you can feel the drywall patch area with your hand so you can tell that the skim coat is 100% blended into the existing area. Can you prime the skim coat patch area after that....finally? No. No? No. Make sure to do THIS first, or your primer & paint might not stick properly. "Joe"'re up....wake up! Let's watch as "joe" shows how easy, sanding a drywall skim coat patch can be.
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