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.

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