Do you have damaged walls that make it impossible to decorate?
We offer a type of plastering known as ‘skimming’ – which might be the answer to all of your problems.
Skimming is a top coat of plaster which is used to cover-up superficial blemishes and restore the surface of a wall or ceiling to a smooth and level finish.
In all cases there is a only certain amount you can achieve using a filler and rubbing the walls down. Even after your great efforts the surface may still look uneven. This is when skimming the surface comes into its own, because it gives you a consistent, clean and smooth surface to which you can then apply paint, wallpaper or tiles. Skimming is ideal if you are intending to paint the surfaces of your walls, as it is an effective way of achieving smooth contours on your walls and hiding minor blemishes that would become more noticeable and even exaggerated by covering them with paint.
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Skimming Walls And Ceilings
Most commonly we skim walls and ceilings in the following circumstances:
- Superficial damage to interior walls and ceilings: Where the surfaces have been chipped and scuffed over the years or there have been some repairs or alterations.
- Preparing to decorate: After the debatable joy and arduous task of peeling off wallpaper; which has taken some of the plaster off the walls, or to cover the residue of glue on the walls.
- Tiling: If you have taken tiles off the wall and it has caused damage to the surface, or if you need to achieve a smooth surface to apply them to.
- Artex removal: Artex is no longer fashionable, so we are often asked to remove or cover it and make the ceilings look smooth and even.