Weekend Plastering Course  

 Learn how to Skim a Wall - on the Weekend Plastering Course

Weekend course participant Dean - proud of his work

Weekend course participant - Dean admiring his work

What it does

The Skim a Wall Skimming Course teaches the essential techniques for successful skimming - which is a thin skim of plaster providing a smooth finish to backing coats, plasterboards or old existing walls.

Who it's for 
The course is suitable for: both men & women, home owners, builders, beginners and improvers. No previous plastering experience is needed. Being a personalised course means that we can start right at the beginning, or from a point you want to improve your skills from.

What you'll learn

The Weekend Plastering Course teaches the essential techniques for successful plastering. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to skim a wall, on your own to a good standard. 

(This course does not cover backing coat application.)

A general overview of the plastering process.

The techniques needed to achieve a smooth finish coat.

What to do when things go wrong.

How to practice at home.

How to apply what you've learnt to your own particular project.


10:00  Arrival / Welcome Coffee

10:15 Basic techniques taught / Mixing plaster

10:45 Skim a wall under instruction and obtain a nice smooth and flat professional finish

12.45 Coffee, Question & Answer session / information 

13:00 – 13:30 Finish

All times are approximate

About skimming

Skimming is the final top coat or finish coat of plaster that is applied either to a backing coat, plasterboard or old and damaged existing plastered walls to provide a nice smooth finish ready for painting.

The courses are 100% practical. Tuition is given through a series of demonstrations and then instruction whilst you are plastering a wall. You will be plastering yourself for the majority of the time, so if your arm aches the use of tea & coffee breaks can be utilised! 

1:1 Instruction / Tuition

The Course is professional yet informal and due to being 1:1 means we can go at a pace that suits you and allows you to ask as many questions as you like.


The Skimming course at the Weekend costs £150 per person. (Start Time 10.00 am)

£50 deposit is payable now. The remaining balance of £100 is payable on the day of your course.


To book your course please select your preferred date below

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The Full Day Weekend Plastering Course

'Many thanks for your fantastic tuition on the skimming course.

You helped me correct so many mistakes and bad habits, taught me not to panic when tears and holes appeared, and gave me the confidence needed to tackle plastering projects at home again after some shaky early attempts!

The pace of the course, your patience and teaching style were superb.

The best £75 I have ever spent!"

- M Anslow, Bristol