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Skimming is the technique of applying a thin layer of plaster or joint compound to a surface in order to create a smooth and even finish, typically before painting or wallpapering. It involves spreading a thin coat of plaster over the existing surface, filling in imperfections, cracks, or uneven areas to achieve a flawless result. Skimming is commonly performed in construction, renovation, or interior design projects to prepare walls or ceilings for final decorative treatment.
Example: The drywall contractor skillfully skimmed the entire room, meticulously smoothing out any imperfections and creating a perfect canvas for the paint.
These terms can be used interchangeably or in conjunction with skimming to describe the process of applying a thin layer of plaster or joint compound to create a smooth and flawless surface for painting or other finishing applications.
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