What is skimming?

What is skimming or skim plastering? Is there a difference between skimming and plastering?

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Buildingtrades4u
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skimming rendering drywall etc falls under spreads ie plasterer
24th Nov 2015
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A&B Construction
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Skimming is the final hard smooth finish to a plastered surface. The wall is usually covered with plasterboard either screwed to surface or glued with dabbling mix. The board joints are then tapped to stop cracking and then the final covering, usually multi Finnish as it is called is applied. Before it hardens it is repeatedly polished with a wet trowel.
3rd Jan 2016
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CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
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Plastering is when you take the plaster back to brick and replastering. Skimming is when you go over the old plaster. I hope this help
16th Nov 2015
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DGR Plasterers
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Skimming is the term used for finishing plaster the last coat
6th Apr 2016
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david urquhart : plasterer
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It's all plastering related.the skimming is plaster work to plaster board or walls that already have been plastered.
28th Dec 2016
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Inside-Out
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Plastering is the all round final wall covering process, Skimming is the last final coat of plaster that is visible on wall surface, the general plaster work is up to 1 inch thick, and skimming is roughly 2 mmm or so on the finished wall.
30th Oct 2015
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John Powney plumbing& heating ltd
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A thin coat of finish plaster to provide a clean smooth finished surface.
20th Jun 2016
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The final coat or top coat of plaster, this is probably the most important as it is the final coat that will be seen, this coat of plaster is often referred to as a skim
27th Oct 2015
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L.A Plastering London
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No there the same thing
27th Jan 2017
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Skimming is using multi-finish plaster over an existing wall to give you a flat surface to paint on.
23rd Jan 2017
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plastering overlaying layer on the entire wall of a special material multifinish and swimming may be limited to places that need to be supplemented and if there are cracks. Regards PNZ
6th Jan 2017
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Maybrook
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Skimming and plastering is the same. Skimming is going over a wall or ceiling with a thin coat of plaster to make it smooth
20th Mar 2017
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Skimming is a coat of finish plaster onto plasterboard, plastering is everything relating to plasterwork eg, skimming, two coat work-bonding and browning- these are backing coats that level out the background walls of brick and breeze block prior to finish plaster coat.
28th Feb 2017
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LAS
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it is finish coat or final coat
5th Jun 2017
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stylesplastering
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yes board finish skim is on boards. and backing plaster multi finish on solid and mainly on most services .skimming is just a saying what we all say it just need skimming.:)
28th Jun 2017
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Bird plastering
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Skimming is internal plastering . Eg on plasterboard . Comes in 25 kg bag called multi finish. Rendering is external plastering which is sand and cement.
2nd Jul 2017
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