Ignoring much of the "leave it to the experts" advice here and elsewhere, I
had a go at skimming some plasterboard. I've got three rooms and a landing
to do, all loft conversion type stuff with lots of nasty slopes, so I tried
things out in a small cupboard first just to see what it was like.
The results were suprisingly very good! I learnt a bit from that
experience, and have started tackling the first of the rooms. So far so
good. I've got tapered edge pb (initial plan was to just fill the joints but
there are so many I now think it's going to be quicker/better to skim the
lot). So first I taped all the joints and filled flush with plaster before
applying a single skim.
Whilst the results are getting better, I've got some much larger walls to do
at some point and I've already found I'm rushing to get the stuff on the
wall before it starts going off. (yes, it's new plaster btw).
A bit of googling suggests that multi finish goes off slower than board
finish - can anyone confirm this? An extra few minutes would resuce my
stress levels a bit!