Learn how to skim a ceiling - the basic diy skills needed for obtaining a flat even coat of plaster. Plastering a ceiling is possible for a beginner - but it is important to have an understanding of the stages of skimming and how the trowel can work for you. Probably the best tip: is to not stand directly under your trowel, to avoid getting any plaster in your eye. Skimming over artex ceilings is possible - if not a bit harder due to the thickness that needs to be applied
More ceiling video coming soon in the Online Plastering School:
Full How to Plaster Video
Explains the process of skimming - the 6 stages are exactly the same, whether your plastering a wall or a ceiling.
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General Plastering Knowledge
This finish coat should be 2-3 mm thick. There are approximately 6 stages to complete but knowing when to move from one stage to the next is important. If you see no improvement from the previous stage, and you feel you're going round in circles, then the plaster may need to firm up a bit more.