We've had our entire house skimmed as the victorian plaster wasnt good enough to paint. However we are spending a great deal of time filling and sanding in order to get the smooth enough to paint. I know that the finish depends on whats underneath so i dont expect it to tbe pefectly flat. I would hope that for the amount we spent the walls would be ready to be painted straight away, am i expecting too much, or did we get a duff job? In the first two rooms we have already found several patches where the new plaster has blown. It would be useful to know before i start to rant at the plasterer responsible.