The last time you guys saw my living room it was in shambles.
I ended up deciding to hire someone to skim coat the wall. I was a little stressed in general and for $220 I was able to have it skim coated in one day and received instruction along the way. I did freak out the night before and decided to prime the wall. I read that alcohol based primer would be best because it would not react with water and would seal in the leftover paste by creating a hard shell. To paint a better picture for those who do not know me: I decided to prime at 8:30 pm, went to home depot bought the primer, started priming, finished priming at 1 am and the person who was going to skim the wall showed up at 8 am. Here is what the wall looked like with primer.
It took a couple days for the skim coat to dry (it was much harder than waiting for paint to dry). I then primes and painted with wall before I removed the plastic on the floor. Then I started the long process of cleaning the floor. Here is the finished product. I am SOOO glad it is done.
It is not earth shattering but it does make the wall look like a normal wall again, which is 110% better than this.