Did one of these a few weeks ago.
I layed on the middle section then ran the toe of the trowel up either side to remove excess.
Same for 2nd coat.
Then did the flat walls & run toe of trowel up the middle section (which had set) to remove excess, also keep a small wet brush handy :RpS_thumbup:
Oh you mean to the right of the pic on the bay ceiling?
That's painted timber architrave around the bay ceiling
the hole was where i'd removed a length of 3x1
I put some easifill in before i left the job i did another 2 rooms after that one :RpS_thumbup: