Skimming over old patchy plaster
by Martyn Ingham
I am about to skim a complete wall which is already covered with old plaster. There are quite large patches where I have had to scrape away the top coat, only, of the old plaster where it wasn't securely attached to the backing coat.
Should I fill in the patches first to bring them up to the level of the surrounting plaster and then skim the whole wall, or, will I be able to skim the whole wall straight off and handle the double thickness patches as and when I come to them.
I have done quite a bit of plastering in the past with quite good results but this is a situation that I haven't yet attempted.
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