You may think that your ugly textured wall needs to be removed and replaced to get a new surface. Many people also dread the thought of tearing out all of your existing walls to get rid of your unsightly texture. Good thing Newform Group offers to skim coat service, this is an incredible method to make appalling walls and ceiling new once more. Skim coating is the process of applying a layer of muddy compound to smooth out rough walls. We have been in this industry for more than 25 years that gained our experience and deep knowledge about skim coating, with this we can develop a new method from the traditional way – which is both messy and costly, into a highly effective technique which proves to be extremely useful and doesn’t hurt your wallet.

Our Skim Coat Plaster Overview

Newform Group offers full-service wall repairs leaving the surface completely smooth and renovated before the actual painting is performed. We coat the imperfections and plaster the unevenness of the surface walls, columns, beams, and ceilings that eliminates hairline cracks resulting in a perfectly smooth finish. Underneath, you will locate the main five motivations to apply a skim coat to your walls or roof.

Damage caused by wallpaper

After Wallpaper expulsion damages the drywall behind it with gouges or in any event when the drywall external paper gets detached uncovering the earthy colored paper. Once the earthy colored paper has been uncovered, it must be prepared with a prime surface sealer before skim coating.

Drywall repairs

On the off chance that there have been drywall repairs or roof repairs, a skim coat will give a decent reliable surface to retexture or for preparing and painting.

Old surfaces

Long periods of mileage from inhabitants and pets unleash devastation. Skim coating can take your old tired walls back to their original brilliance.

Unappealing surfaces

On the off chance that you or your client has a terrible or obsolete divider/roof surface that is dated or was ineffectively done, the skim coating will give you a new canvas without removing the entirety of your current walls to dispose of your unattractive surface!

New installs

New drywall that won’t be finished ought to get a dainty skim coat. This safeguards you will have a uniform surface to prime and paint. At times when you don’t skim coat new drywall, you can see where the paint ingests distinctively into the joint compound and drywall paper leaving the tape joints truly noticeable particularly with paint that has a sheen, for example, semi-gloss or gloss paints. This is called flashing or photographing in the painting scene. Flashing can likewise happen when a great deal of regular light is in a room or by a South confronting window that the light sparkles straightforwardly down a divider or roof.

Once skim plaster is applied to a good solid base, an experienced plasterer can trowel it up to produce a beautiful strong, smooth and flawless finish that can just be repainted.

  • Re-skimming – 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 top coat of plaster is beginning to flake off.
  • Skimming over a plasterboard – plasterboard is one of the bases used for the skim plaster to be applied. It is the most commonly used one today and if done correctly can provide a very good base for skimming which produces beautiful straight walls that are not so easily achieved with a solid plastering base.
  • Wet plastering – it means that the base is applied as wet plaster rather than dry plasterboard

Why Newform Group?

Newform Group is composed of professional staff both on the job site and in-house. Our team of painting experts capable of suggesting recommendations and answering all your questions to meet your demands. As a painting contractor, we do not simply give you a verbal quote instead each painting project is approached with a written outline which details every aspect of your project from estimated time to all of the necessary materials needed. Our goal is to provide our client with complete satisfaction and details so there will be no surprises nor hidden agenda. Every project we handled has an assigned project manager who will schedule the painting work and oversee the entire project. From job preparation

Benefits of Hiring Us for Service

Newform Group is in the business of providing intelligent and long-lasting painting service solutions to small and mid-size structures. We aim to provide a one-stop-shop solution for homes, business structures, commercial sectors as well as private buildings in maintaining their suitability. Our team consists of several skilled workers who are a specialist in their field and technical consultants who are equipped to handle various situations. We deliver a perfect, smooth, and well-detailed finishing touch to any interior space or exterior façade. It is a sweet delight for your eyes and your nose – in both aesthetic and olfactory aspects. We offer a customized right wall system solution that ensures a non-toxic, eco-friendly, and temperature-controlled environment.

5 Things to Look for When Hiring Us

  • Full Liability Insurance
  • Clean and Tidy Work
  • Top Quality Finish
  • Fast and Reliable Service
  • Skilled and Friendly Workforce


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Can I skim coat over a plaster?

Skim-coating can rescue a wall with numerous hairline cracks but cannot help a wall if the plaster is loose or unsound. The remedy here is not a light surface coating, but replacing the loose sections with drywall. If the walls are firm with perhaps an occasional crack or hole, then you can skim-coat them

How much does it cost to skim coat plaster?

The cost to skim coat can range from around $1.10 to $1.30 per square foot not including new gypsum board. Overall, it could cost anywhere between $464 to $569 to skim coat your entire home, depending on the size and amount of labor required.

Can you skim coat plaster with joint compound?

A common way to skim coat walls is to cover them in a thin layer of joint compound or plaster and smooth out with a trowel. This can be done in multiple layers, preferably with as little sanding as possible, until the dings and holes are smoothed out and the wall is renewed

Can I skim coat on a wood?

The technique that drywall finishers use to smooth an uneven wall or one that has an unwanted texture is called skim coating, and it can be used to cover old wood paneling. All-purpose joint compound, or mud, is a suitable material, but it’s important to de-gloss the paneling before applying it or it won’t stick.

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