This is my situation, I have one wall (plaster board) half of which was
tiled and I have removed the tiles. The other half of the wall (untiled) had
previously been skimmed (approx 2/3 mm) On removing the tiles I now have
half a wall unskimmed and half a wall skimmed.
I am going to tile the complete wall but need to skim the other half to make
it level with the skimmed section. I have never done this before but I am
assuming reasonable (but not perfect) accuracy would be ok as its all
I am looking to use strips of cardboard which is the same thickness as the
skimmed section pinned vertical to the wall at a distance just slightly
under the width of my trowel, the vertical sections will act as a guiide and
will then give me consistent thickness of `skim`. When this is dry I will
remove the cardboard strips and then use the already skimmed sections as a
guide to skim where the carboard strips were, I am hoping this will then
give me an overall `skim` of consistent thickness. The wall to be skimmed is
only 6` x 8.5`.
Anyone got any thoughts on this, like should it work ok or anything else I
should know about.
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