Garmaine Staff asked 3 years ago

After removing popcorn ceiling, I need to cover some torn drywall paper and cover some taped areas. Should I use mud or spackle? Can someone recommend a product?

The ceiling now looks like unpainted drywall with mud in areas. I had to peel off small areas of tape, but there's more tape underneath so the seams are all still covered.

Do I have to apply spackle or mud 3 times, or can I just spackle the damaged drywall areas (pre-treated with Gardz) with a very thin skim coat, coat with Gardz again, and then apply primer followed by paint?