Estimate based on the typical recommended application thickness stated on the relevant product page
Directions for use
QUICK DRYING SURFACE FINISHING, FILLING & JOINTING: Suitable for interior use and ready to overpaint in just 3 hours. Easy to sand and apply in one coat with no shrinkage and no depth limit. Conforms to BS EN 13963 for jointing applications.
The typical recommended application thickness for plasterboard skimming and jointing is 0.5mm. This product can also be used for more substantial levelling applications.
Jointing plasterboard Skimming plasterboard Filling and repairing (holes, gaps, cracks)
Filling: Add 380ml water per 1kg powder (38%). Skimming: Add 420ml water per 1kg powder (45%). 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 3 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!
What’s the difference between Joint Skim & Fill: Quick Dry and and Patch & Repair Filler: Quick Dry?
There are a couple of important differences between these products, which are designed to complement each other. Joint, Skim & Fill is designed for doing large areas of jointing and skimming, Patch & Repair Filler is for smaller holes and cracks. The adhesion on Joint, Skim & Fill powder conforms to European Standard EN 13963 which concerns reaction to fire and flexural strength for jointing products. For this reason, we proudly bear the CE logo on the jointing products in the range. This is the standard that’s required for commercial jointing, so you can be sure the product will stand up to the job. Patch & Repair powder is a bit harder than Joint, Skim & Fill powder when dry. Because Joint, Skim & Fill is primarily designed for smoothing over larger surface areas, the formula helps to make the job of sanding over large areas easier and more comfortable! But sanding is still easy when using Patch & Repair to fill smaller holes and cracks.
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.