A Skim Coat is a thin layer 0.3-3 mm of cementitious plaster which is “Skimmed” , e.g. applied very thinly onto interior and exterior of plustered and concrete surfaces. Skim Coats can be applied to concrete, light weight concrete, blockwork and rendered surface.
- Improved surface durability; no cracking
- Improved bonding to the base coat
- Covering of pin holes and surface unevenness
- Excellent weathering resistance
- Excellent, smooth surface finishes
- Reduce paint consumption
The substrate must be clean and free from loose particles, dirt, grease and traces of foreign material. For loose plaster areas, remove any defective materials and re-plaster the area. If the job site is hot or windy, dampen dry surfaces before application.
Proportion of Mixing
Crocodile Skim Coat Smooth 2.5 kg : water 1 liter or Crocodile Skim Coat 2.3-2.5 part: Water 1 part (by volume)
1.25 kg / 1 sq.m (Thickness 1 mm.)
- Using a steel trowel, apply Skim Coat evenly to the desired thickness.
- If it necessary to increase the thickness of Skim Coat, apply a second coat after the first has set (approx. 10-30 min). Skim Coat Smooth thickness varies from 0.3-3 mm.
- The surface should be smoothed with steel trowel. Once Skim Coat has dried, a final coat such as a sealer and decorative paint may be applied.
- Cement may cause injury to skin or eyes. Use of rubber gloves, dust masks, eye protection, and other safety equipment is recommended.
- If contact with eyes occurs, flush immediately and repeatedly with water, and then contact doctor immediately.
- Avoid contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling.
- Keep out of reach of children