SKIMMING SERVICES IN MEDWAY AND KENT

"Newman Plastering did a wonderful job over-skimming our ceiling.

Very professional and hard working! " - Customer Review

SKIMMING SERVICES IN MEDWAY AND KENT

Newman Plastering did a wonderful job in over skimming our ceiling. Very professional and hard working. – Customer Review

NEED A CEILING OVER SKIMMED IN MEDWAY?

Whether you want to over skim an old fashioned Artex ceiling or looking to re-skim an existing plastered wall we are here to help! 

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WHAT IS SKIMMING

Over Skimming Ceilings, Replastering Walls, Skimming Plasterboards

Are your walls in need of some TLC? Cracks and uneven surfaces are difficult to cover up with a lick of paint. If you want to give your walls or ceilings a smooth finish that’s all ready to be painted, then the chances are you’ll want to get them skimmed. Skim plastering is the ultimate makeover for your walls – allowing you to wave goodbye to lumps and bumps and say hello to smooth, even surfaces, primed for decorating.

Skimming is the most common form of internal plastering. Frequently people refer to skimming as ‘having my house plastered’ or ‘having the ceiling re-plastered’. In general terms “Skimming” is the term used when the finished top coat of plaster is applied over an already smooth and even wall, such as plasterboard or existing plaster.

This is essentially a method of plastering which involves adding a thin, final layer of finishing plaster to give surfaces that sought-after smooth effect (ready for painting or papering).

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SKIMMING SERVICES IN MEDWAY

Re-Skim Walls, Over-Skim Artex Ceilings, Replaster Ceilings

Re-Skimming Walls

Looking to give your walls a fresh new look? Providing the existing wall and plaster is sound, re-skimming might be the most efficient and cost-effective way to rejuvenate your walls. Re-skimming is when a new coat of skim plaster is applied over existing plastered walls to give it a nice new smooth finish. It is generally used when the base is still very solid but the topcoat of plaster is looking tired and beginning to flake off.

In the majority of cases, a re-skim is all that is needed to bring the room back to life. 

Over-Skimming Artex Ceilings

Homeowners loved Artex ceilings back in the 1970s and 80s, which is why there are so many of those plaster dimples and swirls around today. Many people are happy to live with their Artex ceilings but others are determined to rid their home of them. At Newman Plastering we have years of experience plastering over Artex. 

Plastering over Artex ceilings is no different to normal plastering – but it is one of the hardest aspects of skimming. If you have patterned Artex, it’s possible to coat it with PVA to achieve a flat surface, and then skim it – providing the pattern isn’t too prominent. Stippled Artex can’t be treated effectively in this way and will require over-boarding first.

If You Have No Asbestos in Your Artex Ceiling

There are three options for getting rid of Artex if you know it’s asbestos-free:

  1. Remove the Artex. This is, without doubt, the most expensive option as artex is hard to shift.
  2. Scrape and Skim. If you have swirls rather than dimples it may be possible to scrape off the patterning to leave a smooth surface. This can then be covered with PVA and followed up with a skim coat of plaster.
  3. False Ceiling. Dimpled, or stippled Artex can be covered over with a false ceiling made of drylining plasterboard. You end up with a smooth surface to work with, but your ceiling height is slightly lower.
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OUR PLASTERING SERVICES

Solid plastering might not always be the best method for your project or budget. As experienced plasterers we offer a wide variety. of wet plaster and dry lining services.

Ceiling and Wall Skimming

Wall and Ceiling over Skimming is something we get asked to do a lot and is one of the most common requests for customers looking for a nice smooth wall. More often than not when removing old wallpaper the blemishes in your wall will become very visible. A 3 mm plaster skim finish over otherwise sound existing walls is an effective way to hide those unsightly blemishes and prepare the room for a final painting or papering. 

Plasterboard and Dry Lining Services

It can be difficult to find good local Coving & Plasterboard Services in Medway but Newman Plastering has over 15 years of experience in all forms of dry lining as well as traditional plastering.  Plasterboard or ‘Dry lining’ can be undertaken on brick, concrete and timber stud walls.  So if you need some plasterboard fitting or coving replaced in Medway or Kent get in contact with Newman Plastering – the best Drywall and Plasterboard Installers in Medway! 

Artex Removal and Replacement

Looking to turn your Artex back to flat? Newman Plastering offers a safe, professional removal and replacement of unsightly Artex ceilings. If you have patterned Artex, it’s possible to coat it with PVA to achieve a prepped surface ready for skimming. This is not always the case and sometimes the Artex will need manually scrapping before skimming. But our experienced Plasterers will inspect your ceiling to assess whether skimming or overboarding is best for you. 

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Weber Monocouche Renderer

Looking to transform your home with a coloured render? The outside of your home matters too! We quite often forget about the exterior of our homes until it is too late. Newman Plastering specialises in Weber Monocouche, a one-coat, low maintenance coloured render. Offering an Alge-Resistance, UV-Resistant and Water-Resistance finish in over 24 colours. Ideal for new build or refurbishment projects. More cost-effective than sand and cement! Why paint when you can render.   

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Being a small, family-run business allows us to give our customers the time and attention they deserve. Our customers praise us for our great results, personable service, expert knowledge and quality finish. Here are what just a few of them had to say:

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Just had a ceiling and a couple of walls plastered by Newman Plastering. Following a prompt start, Toby worked solidly until the job was finished. Friendly, tidy and really pleased with the end result – will definitely use them again and recommend them to all.

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Toby of Newman Plastering has just finished plastering our garage annexe in Whitstable, Kent. He’s done a fantastic job; worked very quickly and diligently; and left the annexe clean and tidy on completion of the works. We will definitely be calling on Toby again in the near future! 👍

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Toby did a wonderful job in replastering our ceiling. He is very professional and hard working. Very honest about the amount of work that needed to be done. Quick turnaround time and cleaned up after the job was done. Highly recommended. Thank you Newman Plastering -5 Stars! 
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With over 15 years of experience in plastering and rendering, we know the importance of quality and reliability when it comes to trusting a company to work on your home. We take great pride in building long-lasting relationships with our clients. So don’t put off that job any longer, request a quote from Newman Plastering today and one of our team members will be in touch shortly.

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