5 Star Skimming by Skimfast Plastering

A skim coat can be used to transform the look of your space, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Skimming is a process that requires skill and expertise. If you want to know what it takes and what you can do with a skim coat, keep reading.

What is skimming?

Skimming is a way of filling in cracks and scratches on an existing plaster job with plastering material while leaving a thin layer on top. This layer serves as both protection from dirt and also as an aesthetically pleasing finish.

In fact, it’s the preferred way to get a smooth finish on plaster walls that will be painted. This is also known as “skimming” the wall; hence the name of this technique. Usually, the plaster used for a skim coat is left on longer to get the consistency of whipped cream. If applied correctly, it shouldn’t show through the paint when the walls are painted.

However, it does require practice and a certain degree of experience to get it just right. That’s why hiring a professional is usually necessary if you want your wall to have a smooth finish that will last for many years.

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