Filling: Add 380ml water per 1kg powder (38%). Skimming: Add 420ml water per 1kg powder (42%). Add powder to water at room temperature. Stir until smooth.
Apply manually using a coating blade or trowel. No fill depth limit. For normal applications, one coat is all you need. For extreme applications, more than one coat may be necessary
Can be painted 12-24 hours after application, dependant on the substrate, coat thickness, and ambient conditions
We love questions like this! We’re finding that more and more decorators, drywall specialists and builders are choosing to use fillers (such as our Joint, Skim & Fill range, for example!) as an alternative to plastering for some jobs. Not only do skimming fillers give a durable finish, but they’re breathable, don’t need to be sealed before decorating and dry white. They’re also very convenient to work with, being really easy to spread and with an open time of 45 minutes (rather than about 15 with plaster) yet they are dry in hours, rather than days, and are easy to sand for a perfect finish. Better and faster – win win!
Can Joint, Skim & Fill cover Artex® and have a long-lasting, hard finish?
Yes, our Joint, Skim & Fill ready mixed and powder products will both do the job depending on the depth of the Artex. If it’s been de-nibbed, either would be fine and will be just as hard as plaster, dry wall and other fillers.