Whether it is from removing wallpaper in a rush, or being a little too aggressive when moving furniture, walls and ceilings will sometimes get badly damaged.
When this happens, the two options available to you are either to skim-coat it or to plaster it. So what’s the difference between a skim coat ceiling vs plaster ceiling?
Plastering is the more traditional approach—it involves spreading a layer of wet plaster on the ceiling and letting it dry before sanding it smooth and painting.
On the other hand, Skim coating is the act of applying a thin coat of plaster, or mud, to your walls in a thin layer with the goal of smoothing or repairing the wall to make it smooth. It’s a great way to get your walls nice, smooth, and looking great!
But how do you skim-coat walls? If you’ve ever skimmed a ceiling or wall before, you know that it’s a relatively straightforward process. The problem is that many people don’t know how to do it correctly, which means they end up with a surface that isn’t as smooth and even as it could be.
To help prevent this from happening to you, we’ve outlined the basics of how to skim a wall for beginners so that you can have a flawless, professional finish on your next project.