from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In plastering, the finishing coat in three-coat work, which is generally very thin. Compare hard-finish.
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My little semi-quaver band-aids serve only to give the movie drive, and spackle over any strange spells that an orchestra will skim-coat later.
I still need to strip some wallpaper up there before I start to skim-coat, so I really need to be able to work on the entire space at one time.
Then I will skim-coat everything above the scaffolding, paint the ceiling, and hang the light-fixture.
By having only the narrow part of the L over there I would not have been able to skim-coat the entire wall from right to left or top to bottom.
For me, keeping the "wet edge" is important for a smooth skim-coat.
Once the new plasterboard is up you could choose to tape and skim the joints or skim-coat the whole thing with 3mm of plaster.
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