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Skimming is a difficult and delicate task that often requires a lot of skill. It’s not something that most people are comfortable doing on their own.

At Prime Plasterers, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with doing DIY work. That’s why we offer professional skimming services that are affordable and efficient. We’ll have your walls looking smooth and seamless in no time!


Our Professional Skimming Solutions


We offer a wide range of high-quality skimming solutions including:

  • Wall Repair
  • Patching
  • Repairs to existing plasterwork
  • New build projects

We also provide the following services for commercial properties:

  • Commercial skimming
  • Commercial plastering

Why Choose Us?

Skimming is a type of plastering method that involves a thin layer of coat on a plastered wall to give it a smooth finish. This requires precision and experience. As a local skimming and plastering professional, we have a wealth of experience in the plastering trade and can deliver fine results.

With over a decade’s experience, we are proud to be one of Exeter’s leading skimming and plastering companies. Our team has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the job, which means you get the best possible service at an affordable price. Here are a few more reasons for considering hiring us:

High Quality Workmanship

All of our work is carried out by fully qualified tradesmen who use only high-quality materials and industry standard techniques on your property. That means the end result is guaranteed to last. Feel free to take a look at our 5-star reviews and ratings from our happy customers. We have quite a reputation.


Affordable Rates

You don’t need to spend hours searching for cheap quotes from different contractors. At Prime Plastering & Skimming, we know how important it is to save money when carrying out any home improvement project. That’s why we charge reasonable prices without compromising quality or customer satisfaction.

Free Quotes & Consultation

When you call us, we will give you a free estimate for your project. You won’t find another company that offers such a great deal. We also offer a free consultation to discuss your project details and the best way to go about it.


Professional Service

When you hire us, you’re getting a skilled team of professionals who take pride in what they do. They’ll arrive promptly, carry out the work quickly and clean up afterward. We are also members of professional trade associations and this ensures that our work meets the highest standards.

Fully Insured and Licensed

All our workers are insured and licensed for your peace of mind. We also hold public liability insurance and guarantee our work.


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What's the difference between skimming and plastering?

Skimming is a part of plastering work that involves applying a thin layer of coat on the wall after the plastering is done. Plastering is done to a new building, whereas skimming helps upgrade an old building. There is generally a smoother finish on a skimmed surface than on a plastered surface.

How long does it take to skim a wall?

It depends on the size of the area being skimmed. A small room might take just a couple of hours, whereas a large house could take several days.

Can I skip the skimming process if my walls already look good?

Yes, but it may not be as effective as skimming. The skim coat needs to be applied before the final coat of plaster so that it doesn’t affect the colour of the plaster.

Can I apply skim coats myself?

No, you should always leave the skimming to a trained expert. It is a skill that takes years to master.

Do I have to remove the existing wallpaper before skimming?

Yes, you must remove any wallpaper before skimming. This is because the skim coat can cause damage to the paper.

What is skimming material?

Drywall joint compound (also known as mud) is used as skimming material to achieve a glass-like finish on walls.

What other services do you provide?

In addition to providing rendering and skimming, we also perform a wide range of tasks including plastering services, artexing, coving, cornicing, pebble-dashing, applying tyrolean, joinery, glazing, tiling service, and more. However, we do not do certain tasks yet like painting, decorating, doors and windows painting, wallpapering, roofing, carpentry, leadwork, orangeries, conservatories, extensions, etc. 

What are the locations that you service?

We cover all surrounding areas in Exeter and Devon, Cullompton, and more. If you are looking for a plasterer or skimmer around the area, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a business or a homeowner, we’ve got the right solutions for you.