Skimming Plasterboard: A Step-by-Step Guide

Man skimming plasterboard walls
(Image credit: Matt Gibbs)

Skimming plasterboard walls creates a smooth base finish ready for the next steps of your home renovation, whether that is painting, wallpapering or tiling. 

Once your room is plasterboarded, you can start this process — however, it is time-sensitive, so take a moment to get to grips with the process and have all the tools you need at hand. 

Matt Gibbs

Matt is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Video Producer. Having worked in video & TV since 2004, Matt joined the Homebuilding & Renovating team in 2016, and is the man behind the videos on Homebuilding & Renovating’s and Real Homes’ YouTube channels. With a strong interest in architecture and interior design, Matt’s a keen DIY-er, and has been growing his knowledge and skillset by filming self-builders, architects and homebuilding experts and following their lead.