Plastering Skimming

What is Skimming?

Skimming is the the most common form of internal plastering. Frequently when people say I’m having my house plastered or I’m just having the living room re-plastered they are referring to plasterboarding and skimming. Skimming is the process of applying a thin layer of plaster over an already smooth and even wall, such as one covered in plasterboard. This thin layer is applied to give a smooth finish which can then have paint or wallpaper applied.

What is the process for Skimming?

First, the wall would be stripped of all obstacles such as cupboards and electrical sockets. Then plasterboard would be fixed to the wall or ceiling to cover the entire space with plasterboard tape connecting the pieces of plasterboard, leaving a smooth level surface. The plaster would then be applied to the wall in a thin layer.

How much does it cost to have a room Skimmed?

The size of the room effects the price of the project due to the amount of plasterboard material needed and the amount of skimming that is required. The preparation of the space also plays a part as the removal of certain objects can be time consuming and require specialists, such as electricians, to remove. That being said, skimming is typically the easier technique as the plasterboarding creates an even surface so the project usually costs around £45/m2. To get a more accurate quote please contact us on 07967410464 or email via [email protected]


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