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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Do you ever come across pinoles forming in the texture with using johnstones? Had them appear on the last job. Basecoat nice and cured (over a week) Then primed and left for two days before texture, which was applied in cloudy conditions. Rep said it can be due to mixing at high speed with a...
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    Movement bead or additional mesh overlap?

    Hi, Looking for advice. Rendering a small gable (thin-coat system). At the top of the elevation above the doors to the ridge, a stone/brick wall sits back around 20mm from the main masonry cavity structure. Customer doesn’t want any nibs so floating the section as flush as poss. But obvs where...
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Ok. Il try getting the mesh closer to the top of the base system leaving a thinner top coat. Then spat finish rather than rubbing up. Cheers fellas.
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Spot on mate that’s maybe where Iv gone wrong. So you only sponge when using 1mm.
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    I did flatten with the spat, but then closed it in with a sponge float. Was planning on using 1.5mm tc
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Thanks mate. It might be that I’m putting last bit of the base coat system on too thick then?. Used 10mm beads, base coat about 5/6mm, mesh then topcoat. (As that’s what Johnstones spec said.)
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Ok cheers. Youv never seen it before then mate.
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Hi lads (and lasses). Still new to thincoat, done a few smallish jobs now (hand applied) last two in Johnstones. Iv noticed on a couple of times once sponge floating up basecoat that just a handful of small hair line cracks start appearing. Cut one them out on Friday as we were doing it, layer...
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    Beginners guide to Lime Plastering

    Hi everyone, Sorry to elbow in, but also seeking advice on lime plastering as working on a period property in the coming weeks and want to make sure I get the job done right. Iv read up about the standard lime putty plaster mix, 'scratch coat, float coat, set coat' procedure...which seems...
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Hi how long do you guys leave the backing coat to cure? Seen something on KRend website about 14 days!? And can I use a cheaper off the shelf mesh? Seen Selco do some reasonably cheap. Thanks in advance
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Ah ok mate... thanks will do!
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Cheers for the responses folks. Life savers. Wickes seem to have plenty of knauff aqua board in stock so will give it a try!
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Hello. Thanks for having me. First time posting on here... iv done a few small monocouche jobs using weberpralM the last couple of years and all seemed to go well enough . Agreed to do hack off and re-render a small bay window area for a customer only to discover it was hollow (straight onto...
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