Plastering is a popular method of providing a smooth seamless surface, which then becomes ready to receive decoration. Skimming provides a top coat of plaster that is polished evenly to create an attractive finish. Surface preparation simply involves joint reinforcement of plasterboards or PVA sealer to existing walls. The plaster is applied to the wall or ceiling surface to a nominal 2 to 5mm thickness.
Traditional Plaster Finish
Plaster is known for its durability. After expert application, it dries to an exceptionally hard surface that is not easy to damage. It is fire resistant, and does not have as many problems with water damage as drywall.
Provides Uniform Surface
A skim coat will give old walls and ceilings a completely new look, with the best possible start for decorating.
Clean and Speedy Installation
Plaster is applied wet and dries to the space where it is applied, avoiding dust, and mess. Unlike drywall, it doesn’t have to be sanded after application, which again reduces dust and mess after the installation.
Overall, with the lack of sanding and lack of cleanup necessary, plaster is actually faster and more efficient to apply to a space than drywall is to install.
Applied to 3mm thickness
The professional standard, this will provide all the benefits skimming can give.