Skim Coat Plastering

Top 6 Reasons Why Skim Coat is Best for Drywall & Ceiling

Skim coating restores old walls, making them look new again.

Skim Coating is Reliable with Longterm Benefits

To summarize, skim coating is by far the easiest and most cost-effective way rejuvenate walls and ceilings back to their original smoothness and newness after repairs or damage. During remodelling projects and any project where drywall installation or popcorn ceiling has been removed, Skim coating should be the first recommendation. This is more so for smoothed finished walls and ceilings in high traffic areas. This tends to be areas where light will rake over the surface of the walls.

MR SKIMCOAT staff applying skim coat to a ceiling

What is Skim Coating?

Skim coating is the recommended way to rejuvenate ugly walls and ceilings back to new. A skim coat, also known as a level-five drywall finish, is a thin coat of diluted joint compound that can be applied by paint roller or spray rig. It's then smoothened out with a trowel or drywall knife. This the efficient way to create flat and uniform surfaces on walls and ceilings. This is necessary to allow for easy painting and resurfacing. Per our professional recommendation, you should apply not less than two skim coats to achieve a smooth and truly bonded surface. Read the top six reasons why you should hire Mr. SkimCoat to apply a skim coat to your walls and ceiling.

Man applying skim coat to dry wall

Wallpaper Damage

MR. SKIM COAT will apply a skim coat if you during the removal of your wallpaper, you damaged the drywall behind it. Normally this will create gouges or when the drywall outer paper was torn off, it will expose the brown paper underneath. If any of these occurred, they will be primed with a prime surface sealer before we proceed to skim coat.

wallpaper damaged and torn from drywall

Drywall Repairs

If you are thinking of or have just completed drywall repairs or need ceiling repairs, MR. SKIMCOAT will apply skim coat to give a nice consistent bonded smooth surface for priming or painting.

We install drywalls as well. Installing drywall may be easy for a homeowner, if there's someone to help. But the heavy sheets are difficult to lift, especially when installing ceilings. We recommend you let our professionals at MR. SKIMCOAT handle all of this as well.

Man applying skim coat to dry wall

Years Old Surfaces

Over the years, wear and tear from inhabitants and pets will wreak havoc to any surfaces in the building. Mr. SkimCoat's expert Skim coating will revive your old worn-out walls back to their former glory.

Old drywall surface

Awful Ceilings & Surfaces

For any ugly or outdated wall or ceiling texture that is old or was poorly installed, MR. SKIMCOAT's process of skim coating will rejuvenate it without having to pull down your existing walls to get rid of that unsightly texture.

Removing popcorn ceiling

New Drywall & Ceiling Instals

When a new drywall is installed we apply very thin skim coat if it's not going to be textured. This provides a uniform surface to prime and paint. Where skim coat is absent on a new drywall, it's easy to see where the paint absorbs differently into the joint compound and where drywall paper leaves the tape joints. This is more so with paint is semi-gloss or fully gloss. This is known as flashing or photographing in the painting world. Flashing also happens with a lot of exposure to natural light in a room or via the south facing window where the light shines directly down at walls and ceilings.

New drywall Installation with skim coat

Skim Coat is Cost Effective Over Popcorn Ceiling

One of the disadvantages of a popcorn ceiling is that it will over time collect dust, dirt, and cobwebs. This is primarily due to its crater-like surfaces. Aesthetically, it creates a cascade of shadows, which tends to make rooms look smaller than they actually are.

Popcorn ceilings are also known to handle moisture very badly. In bathrooms and kitchens, where moisture is all so ever present, the texture of a popcorn ceiling will eventually loosen up and begin to come down.

Popcorn ceiling removal
 

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