Preparation for Skim Coating:
Concrete ceilings must be properly prepared to achieve a good final result. The surface must be clean of all dirt, grease, dust and sand. Concrete should cure for at least 60 days before a skim coat is applied. A concrete primer is then applied to allow good adherence of skim materials, according to the TM Pratt website. The primer smooth's the surface of the concrete, helps it resist mold and mildew growth, prevents cracking or peeling, and improves adhesion for surface compounds.Skim Coating is the process of applying a plaster or joint compound veneer to a wall or ceiling to cover imperfections and to achieve a "Level 5 Finish" (*see note at bottom).
Skim Coating is very effective to correct the following conditions:
Once the work of our interior painters is complete, your walls will look as good as new.
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There are 3 levels of finish defined in AS/NZS2589 for the installation and finishing of plasterboard. These are named Level 3 to Level 5 inclusive, with Level 5 being the highest standard.