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    plaster skim to room

    Plasterers

    with skirting and architrave removed, would you expect a plasterer to skim close to the floor on a full room plaster skim?

    Asked by Christopher on 25th Jul 2021
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    Mackenzie Plastering

    "Personally I would skim down to about an inch from the floor so I am not going to be picking up any debris on my trowel from the floor."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Jlown building

    "Yes you should but does depend on the size of the skirting and Architrave but if you skim down low allows for change but you do not plaster to the floor but great believer if the Customer wants that that’s what I get."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    DPD Plastering

    "Yes a couple of inches from the floor so the skirting board and arcs cover the finish line.👍"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    R.hughes plastering

    "Plaster has to stay at least 15mm off the floor to prevent any damage to plaster if u have a slight leak."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    L.Brown

    "Yes, preferably 10-15mm from floor level. This would allow for all variables in skirting sizes"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Rendaroof

    "Technically no it is bad practice to plaster to the floor as it encourages rising damp."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    felmore contractors ltd

    "No just below top of skirting his trowel will pick up grit otherwise."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    CS.PLASTERING-PEBBLEDASHING-ROOFREPAIRS-RENDERING-GUTTERING-DAMPROOFING-BUILDING SERVICES

    "If you have removed as said, then down to the floor, if ground floor about inch above."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    A7 plastering

    "Yeah, right down to the bottom of the room as close as possible so easier to apply new skirting if needed."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    M G Plastering and renovations.

    "Yes, the plaster should be tight to the frames, and then to the floor as best as possible, a small gap isn’t a problem, but the plaster applied and finished flat, then if need be it should be cut back neatly so the skirting will then easily sit flush against the wall when fixed, it should also be correctly finished above the skirting line."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2017 - report
    Lee the plasterer

    "You would always leave about an inch or two you don't plaster right to the floor or doors."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    BHill Plastering

    "As close as possible if its not a concrete floor and if you are not having the same size skirting put back on hope this helps"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Marcio Cristiano Firmino

    "Yes! Pasted to go down to the floor! Because if not, after fixing the skirting you have a problem!"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Oct 2016 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "Yes, you need to so the wall is flat when you put back all wood."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

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