Plastering techniques vary according to the client’s needs.

If you want a fresh look, Skimming is a great option. The process involves applying a thin skim plaster coat on walls or plasterboard to create a smooth and aesthetic surface. Homeowners can use that as a blank canvas to paint, decorate or glue wallpaper on.

What Is Skimming?

Venetian plaster Glasgow experts start by placing scrims or hessians over the joints before applying the layer of skim plaster on the wall surface. The skin coat is made of white lime and applied on the surface to give it a smooth look.

Depending on your surface, the results can vary. The end result of skimming a wall is a flat matte surface that can be painted over. On the other hand, skimming a plasterboard surface results in a smooth and glossy finish.

Some homeowners prefer to paint the surface after the skim has dried. Regardless, skimming provides an excellent finish that instantly revamps your property’s interior. The result is earthy and soft walls, which add depth and a classy touch to your interior.

How Is It Different Than Plastering?

Plastering is a long process. The expert surveys your property and advises on the best plastering technique. Usually, plasterers advise plastering services to clients whose walls have the following issues:

  • Cracks
  • Holes
  • Weakened structure
  • Water stains
  • Mold or fungus damage

Plastering is a job best left to the experts. The most common kinds of plastering used are:

  • Gypsum Plaster: This is made with a combination of calcium sulfate and water
  • Cement Plaster: This is done after masonry, using a concoction of water, sand, and cement.
  • Lime Plaster: This is made with a mix of lime and water and is usually done as a last step.

In short, skimming is the last step of plastering, which is a long process that essentially revives old and damaged walls, which are further embellished with paint, decoration, or wallpaper.

Who Needs This?

Skimming is a quick and inexpensive fix for interiors. For homeowners who want a simple and aesthetic finish, skimming is an excellent way to go. If your walls meet the following conditions, chances are a fresh coat of skim plaster should do the trick:

  • Smooth
  • No crack
  • No chips
  • No bubbling

If your walls need a quick do-over, skimming is an efficient choice instead of plastering. The skim provides a flawless finish that can be built on. A skim finish also looks visually pleasing on its own, eliminating the need to invest in extra aesthetics.

Benefits of Skimming

Skimming your walls is an excellent decision. Besides boosting the value of your property, it also has various other benefits:

  • It makes your walls durable
  • It looks aesthetically pleasing
  • It is inexpensive
  • It is quick and less cumbersome
  • It instantly upgrades old walls

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