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    Grit fail

    I had same problem with evostick and diall pva... Everbuild is good.
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    The big launch (2)

    Now there's no need to get upset all I did was give 2 reasons why I wouldn't use it. The best place you could launch your gimmick is into a skip. Now apologise for speaking to me like that or I will do all I can to damage your sales. Apologise then shut the f**k up.
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    The big launch (2)

    I seem to have hit a nerve, you've criticised me because you couldn't defend your product. Also as there is no plaster behind the bead to hold it securely to the wall then it can easily be knocked off even after plastering. Your product is a gimmick and you are a chancer.
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    Update materials

    I take back what I said about the flexi trowel, today kept it flat and only used it for 2nd and 3rd trowel, fantastic. I still think the finish needs bulking up so it can be applied in one pass, I'm obsessed by this and always will be .
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    Update materials

    Thanks for your reply, using one coat for skimming seems expensive. But my main point is that finish is a poor material. Proven by the fact that it needs applying in 2 coats and needs a lot of pressure in the final stages. Using flexi trowels to alleviate that pressure doesn't work as they...
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    The big launch (2)

    So how would it work on an uneven wall where the beads need adjusting to align with window frames? Seems to me it can only work in ideal conditions so therefore has limited use.
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    Update materials

    We used to finish with the gold and red using sponge and spatula, never seen the sigma stuff
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    Update materials

    No I'm from Liverpool
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    Update materials

    Thank you for your well thought out, mature and considered opinion
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    Update materials

    Just had to get that off my chest..... Don't know how much they are I was there 20 years ago and the firm bought the materials... but it was great to use
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    Update materials

    Dear BG As a plasterer of 30 years it still annoys me that when skimming I need to apply the finish in two coats. To make a good job the first coat needs to be flattened then a fresh mix applied. This is clearly because finish plaster is a poor material. It is also labour intensive...
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    Mixed suction backgrounds

    On a high suction background allow the pva 24 hours to dry then pva again before skimming while it's tacky.
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    Painfull hands

    Turmeric is good for inflammation people seem to recommend a teaspoon a day.
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    Thistle Universal one coat on board!!!!!

    I used one coat plaster in Holland for a few years and loved the stuff. Apply 5mm on boards, flatten with a 600mm spatula, orange sponge float, flatten again with 600mm spatula then polish with a smaller spatula or trowel. Job done. British gypsum recommends 8mm on boards but up to you...
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    Why ?

    Thanks for clearing that up for me I'm glad I asked !
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