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28" plazzie

Discussion in 'The Plasterers Forums Information Guides' started by allyb, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. allyb

    allyb Member

    anyone got one of these and if so what you make of um? seen a couple of lads using the big refina ones on site and they look the s**t!
     
  2. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    I use a 14 not sure if you'd get misses with the big ones there a bit too flexible
     
  3. windy

    windy Private Member

    agree with spunky i have a 20 and 16 and always use 16 for last trowel. 20 too large for correct contact if wall/ceiling not 100% flat. good for a fisrt flatten tho
     
  4. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    got the 24 and 16, 24 very good for flattening when still soft
     
  5. Gibbo

    Gibbo Private Member

    never heard so much shite in my life
     
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  6. scott.beaumont

    scott.beaumont New Member

    28 is ok for finishing large areas great for boardwork ceiling. still i put on and press in with a 20" stainless and only use the plastic after sponging.
     
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  7. nickelarse

    nickelarse Private Member

    get with the times grandad!
     
  8. Gibbo

    Gibbo Private Member

    i bet yours is covered in shite like the rest of your tools tiny tears:flapper:
     
  9. essexandy

    essexandy Private Member

    I picked up one of the Refina 14in jobs last week and used it for the first time today. In IMHO they are to flexible to flatten **** all in, and when I put a steel trowel straight over the area that I'd just used the plastic on the shape wasn't great. However I was using the new Thistle Spray Finish and the plastic certainly does trowel it up nicely late on in the set and as there is so little friction, I could see me using a larger one without it putting to much strain on my already aching arms.
     
  10. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    Use them at the final trowel stage andy it furs up if you use them antway
     
  11. Gibbo

    Gibbo Private Member

    refina make it up as they go along
     
  12. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    Andy we have been using the spray finish for a couple of weeks and as you say you can not use just a plastic, we have be flattening with the 32" and 40" s*p*r*lex spatulars then using the 24" plastics. We do 2 passes with the plastics and then leave it for a while and use the spatulars to give it a final once over to give it a nice finish but not to shiny.

    Have you found steel tears it?

    Its taken till now too get to the point where i can say it is as good if not better then multi in a real world situation. The genny is here tomorrow so from now on will be spraying it and that should make it even nicer.

    Pitty we have no skimming next week and just rendering. But should be going up to the Canadian Embassy in london soon for a couple of thousand meters so will get a good idea then :)
     
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  13. essexandy

    essexandy Private Member

    Hi Steve, the steel didn't actually tear it today but it really seemed to bite and was hard work pushing the trowel over it, I could easily see it tearing it at another time. I found it worked well just flattening and first trowelling with my 11in stainless and the final one with the plastic, that sure does glide over it easier than the stainless.
     
  14. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    Get some s*p*r*lex spatulars, trust me you will think they are the dogs and look at the little 11" trowel like a toy
     
  15. essexandy

    essexandy Private Member

    How do you get nice neat edges with the big spats Steve, do you go around them with a trowel first? Are you using them on the poles for the ceilings?
     
  16. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    yep using on a pole for celings, we use them to just flatten of the finish straight away then plastics till the final trowel.

    They get the surface super flat so all the plastics have to do is smooth. We are putting on whole rooms so corners are twitched.

    We still havent used the ritmo yet but i would say your going to need to use spatulars to flatten out the texture the spraying leaves behind. We got ours alot cheap from a website which is a middle man and gets them sent direct from refina :)

    Oh and the guy from liverpool does nice plastic corner trowels :)
     
  17. allyb

    allyb Member

    How they do on reskims currier were the walls n ceiligs arnrt the flatest to begin with?
     
  18. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    Dont know have not tried, just get one from handtoolxpress if u buy the mini trowel and the blades seperate they work out the same as one from refina

    eg i got a minitrowel and a 14" and 24" blade for the price refina want for just one
     
  19. jack88

    jack88 Member

    one disadvantage of the plastic trowels is they scratch easily (even with a water brush) and with that scratch up your finish...unless there is a way of getting the scratches out??
     
  20. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    wet and dry
     
  21. nickelarse

    nickelarse Private Member

    i still think plastics are for last trowel only if atall
     
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  22. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    Same ere innit
     
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  23. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    On multi yes
     
  24. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    might be missing something here, how would you approach it differently with board finish and spray finish?
     
  25. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    board is the same process as multi for us, but with spray we dont put a normal trowel anywhere near it
     
  26. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    Ok so put it another way why wouldn't you use a plastic trowel on the early stages of troweling multi?
     
  27. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    dont know we ant tried it spunky we are spray whores now
     
  28. spunky

    spunky Private Member

    How do you know you only use it on the final trowel then ?
     
  29. windy

    windy Private Member

    wen i have used plazzy from start or too soon to flatten/trowel i have had waves in the wall. Lad i know who has been using em for yrs said use them only in final stages of trowelling up.
     
  30. Curry

    Curry Private Member

    we got that plastics a few days before we started using the spray. We finished a house with multi then started the next with spray finish by hand.

    One that house i had read that the plastic was for final trowels so tried it and it finished it slightly earlier. Im just assuming you guys know what your talking about and its not good in early stages

    Not had the chance to try it on multi in the early stages yet
     
  31. Robbo54

    Robbo54 New Member

    I find the 28 inch great for flattening big hits & I'm a grandad to
     
  32. Marshy

    Marshy Private Member

    Hi @Robbo54 Mrs Marshy loves a28"lump of plastic too !! ........ hang on wrong thread :tonto: mind you this is from 2011 :birra:
     
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  33. harryj490

    harryj490 Active Member

    Great for last trowel can trowel little early than normally with them but your find you'll be forever getting nicks in the blades so have ur wet and dry out at the ready!!! And I wouldn't trust them for flattening In!!!!May look good and be easy to do so but when it's done and plaster dry get a powerful light and put it done the side of ya wall and than your see ya hidden s**t!!!!!! Everyone got there own opinion . I say stick of to a nice worn in trowel for laying down and get a nice nela or refina to finish with nice solid trowel well worth the money!
     
  34. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Active Member

    I think @beader found the hidden s**t on the other thread mate. Ask him nicely and he might show you.


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  35. harryj490

    harryj490 Active Member

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