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If you are in need of a skim coat to help level out your walls or ceilings, our professional Plymouth plasterers can provide you with an excellent service. We have many years of experience in the plastering trade and can provide you with a top-quality finish that will leave your walls looking smooth and flawless.

Skimming is a process whereby a thin layer of plaster is applied over an existing surface. This can be used to level out uneven surfaces, as well as to provide a smooth base for painting or wallpapering. Skimming is also often used to cover up imperfections such as cracks, holes, and other blemishes.

Our team of expert Plymouth plasterers can carry out skimming on both walls and ceilings, and we always aim to provide a high-quality finish that our customers are happy with. We understand that every job is different, and we will take the time to discuss your specific requirements with you before starting work.

If you would like to find out more about our skimming service in Plymouth, or if you would like to request a free quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Our team are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
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Different Skimming Methods and Types of Plasterboard

There are a few different methods that can be used when skimming plasterboard, and the type of plasterboard you use will also affect the finish. Here are some of the most common methods and types of plasterboard:

1. The traditional method is to apply a layer of wet plaster to the surface of the drywall using a trowel. This method can be messy and difficult to get a smooth finish.

2. Another popular method is to use a pre-mixed joint compound. This is applied with a putty knife or trowel and can give you a smoother finish than the traditional wet plaster method.

3. A third option is to use self-adhesive mesh tape. This tape is applied to the seams of the drywall and then the joint compound is applied over top. This can give you a very smooth finish.

4. The type of plasterboard you use will also affect the finish. If you want a smoother finish, use thinner sheets of plasterboard. If you want a more textured finish, use thicker sheets of plasterboard.

Whether you are skim coating new drywall or trying to finish a room that was previously papered over, choosing the right skimming method and type of plasterboard is important for getting a beautiful, smooth finish. So whether you prefer traditional wet plaster, pre-mixed joint compound, self-adhesive mesh tape, or another method and type of plasterboard, there is sure to be a solution that works for your project and helps you create the perfect look.

Why Choose Us?

At Plymouth Plasterers, we are experts in all things plastering. Whether you need new drywall or want to skim over existing wallpaper, our talented team of plasterers can help! We use only the best materials and techniques to ensure a smooth, long-lasting finish that is sure to impress. So if you are looking for a professional plasterer in Plymouth and the surrounding region, get in touch today and let us help you achieve the perfect look for your home or commercial space!​

We offer free quotes and affordable prices on all of our services. And with years of experience under our belts, we are confident that we can tackle any project – no matter how big or small! Contact us today to learn more about our skimming methods, types of plasterboard, and other services.​