Plaster skimming and floating on to plasterboard or hardwall is the standard method of providing a smooth, seamless surface ready to receive your final decorative treatment. Skim plastering gives many of the advantages of a traditional solid plaster finish combined with quick turnaround on site and oftern doesn’t require all old plaster to be removed. Preparation for skimming involves joint reinforcement and removing any lose plaster work. The plaster is applied to the wall or ceiling surface to a nominal 2mm thickness.
Skim Wall Decoration
Gypsum based plasterwork must always be thoroughly dry before decorating, although a coat of permeable paint can be applied in the interim. Plaster surfaces can be decorated with most proprietary paint finishes and will accept the majority of wall covering adhesives. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations in respect of applied decorative treatments.