How to use Polycell Finishing Skim

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Ensure surface and crack are dry and free from loose material.

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Touch in nails and screw heads with oil based paint.

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Stir to a creamy consistency.

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Spread on with a paint brush using upward strokes.

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Smooth over using the free spreader moving in an upward curve.

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Maintain a firm, even pressure. Don’t worry about small irregularities or ‘tramlines’.

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Allow to dry for 2 to 3 hours until the surface appears matt.

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Now use the spreader to achieve a flat, smooth finish, rewetting the surface if necessary.

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After 3 to 4 hours you can re-wet the surface and rub gently with a damp cloth and use the spreader to remove and finish irregularities for a super-smooth finish.

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Allow to dry for 24 hours. Prime before painting, size before papering.

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Find your nearest Polycell stockist:

You can find Polycell products in many supermarkets, major DIY stores and smaller independent stores throughout the UK. The range they stock may vary, so it's a good idea to check product availability with them in advance to avoid disappointment.