Skim Finishing & Basic Trowel Skills

Improve your practical skills in the application of skimming with Thistle finish coat plasters to walls and ceilings.

The course will cover

- Health and Safety including safe systems of work and risk assessments

- Working method and processes when skimming out rooms

- Joint reinforcements which can be used on flat joints, internal and external angles

- Thistle BoardFinish and Thistle MultiFinish

- Mixing of Thistle plasters to the correct consistency for applying to walls and ceilings

- Workmanship issues which can affect the surface finish of the plaster

- Tools which can be used to carry out the plastering process

- ThistlePro performance plasters


This course is available in 3 locations:

  • East Leake, Leicestershire
  • Kirkby Thore, Cumbria
  • Erith, Kent


Attendees must have some skills in the use of working with a hand board and trowel and the application of Thistle finish coat plasters.

Dates and booking

For more information please contact the Training Academy Team on 07792 249874 or email: