Toupret TX130 fine surface wall filler comes ready mixed in 20kg tubs, and is excellent for skimming plastered walls that have been damaged, dinged or badly patched in.
The mix is just right out of the tub, to apply with a caulking blade - runny enough to spread easily, stodgy enough to fill dings and not shrink back. Applying thin layers it sets quickly enough so that you can keep on applying layers, till you have the surface just right. In normal temperatures, it dries ready for next day sanding and decorating.
With Toupret skim coats, and abranet abrasives, I can achieve a super smooth surface, and the paint finish is far superior to what it is possible on conventional gypsum based plaster walls.
I find it also takes less time and paint (and therefore money) to decorate a Toupret skimmed surface versus a newly plastered surface.
What are your experiences? Does it make sense for decorators to skim and sand, or is there still a place for calling in a plasterer to “do it right first time” but wait at least a day or two longer for the plaster to dry?