Starting with a smooth, even surface is the foundation of a good paint job.

Skim coating is one of the most important skills a professional painter can have. Before primer is applied or paint is rolled, a layer of skim coating can help smooth over and repair imperfections and damaged areas on walls and ceilings. Skim coating can be applied to:

  • Water damaged drywall and plaster
  • Dents, nicks, scratches
  • Holes, gouges, and gaps
  • Cracks and fissures
  • Delaminated and damaged areas caused by wallpaper removal

The Skim Coating Process

We are a team of professional interior painters, but we understand that painting is really the final step of a longer, more thorough preparation process. For a paint job to be aesthetically appealing, properly applied, and long-lasting, the wall and ceiling surfaces it adheres to need to be well prepared.

Old plaster walls with cracks or crumbling spots, dented or water damaged drywall, areas where wallpaper has been removed, and freshly installed drywall are all candidates for a good skim coating job. We take the time to skim every surface we work on to make sure the painted wall or ceiling is perfectly smooth and consistent.

You see your walls up close every day. Repairing them requires an appropriate attention to detail to make your home a pleasant place to live. Call us today at 651-699-6140 for a free estimate, or fill out our online form.