Estimate based on the typical recommended application thickness stated on the relevant product page
Directions for use
SURFACE FINISHING & PLASTERBOARD JOINTING: Ready to use on interior surfaces for plasterboard jointing and surface finishing and can be applied manually or with an airless spray machine. Easy to sand and apply with minimal shrinkage. Conforms to BS EN 13963 for jointing applications.
The typical recommended application thickness for plasterboard skimming and jointing is 0.5mm.
Filling and repairing (holes, gaps, cracks) Jointing plasterboard Skimming plasterboard
Apply manually using a coating blade or trowel. Suitable for machine application (5L per minute flow rate)
Can be applied up to 5mm thick
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.
What is the difference between Joint & Skim: Ready To Use and Renovation Skimcoat?
The Joint & Skim product is very fine and is designed mainly for taping and jointing and fine skimming on plasterboard. The Renovation Skimcoat is also fine, but thicker, and is especially good for levelling surfaces and thicker applications, such as covering textures (but can also happily be used for taping and jointing).