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    tadelakt substrates

    never heard so much s**t in all my life
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    Marmorino block work

    a finish called marmorino? marmorino what? By the look of it, its a medium grained marmorino or possibly a fine. I love the way everyone has a different name for it. Marmorino is a term used for what you are doing? Its like someone floating a wall in bonding and then someone asking you what is...
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    Plastic Trowels

    I bought one of the refina 16" plastics. I have lightly sanded it. After the 2nd coat picked up, I flattened it with the steel and then waited a bit and then crossed troweled the plastic over it, I am getting lines the whole way down the length of the the plastic right across the wall. i thought...
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    metal stud problems

    spot on, its British standards upto 4mm gap between boards, a lot of people overlook this and try get the boards as tight as possible
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    Majing good lime

    when you do knock it up remember to use a lime paint afterwards, as your decorator might not know, although its only chippings your repairing, the matt paint or whatever they will use will trap the moisture in the lime and not allow it to cabonate!
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    Heat proof plaster

    hydrated is perfect to use as long as the temp doesnt exceed 230oC
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    Heat proof plaster

    why not hydrated? can use victas plaster as well
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    a little advice please

    i dont understand wat u mean? u said it happens when u goto wax it? but it happens when you burnish it? anyway burnishing is when your closing the pores, meaning more shine.. it wont happen here its impossible and then you need to leave it at least 48 hours before waxing. bubbling appears on...
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    Market for Venetian marble plastering?

    do it mate, you wont regret it, Most people have done their venetian with goldtrowel, including myself. Ive been around a few training centres for this, all overpriced, and you get do do sample boards only? and most use acrylic venetian (which is s**t) But what happens after you leave the course...
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    Slurry mix

    i leave it dry and its fine, although it does say on the sbr to allow it to tack up. Thing about the tacking up is a maximum of 6mm can only be applied at a time due to a slump risk, i know a spread uses sbr for skimming, he applies it leaves it dry and comes back to it when he wants. I was on...
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    Slurry mix

    your house, some of the guys were telling me on here your living with some bird whos got 2 kids and got a house off the social? so you mean your birds house
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    Slurry mix

    thats big talk spunk, didnt know u had a van all the time u spend on
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    Slurry mix

    u dont... u leave it for 24hours to dry, id key the joints personally
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    re - rendering old farm house

    sorry render its a month 100% i tried to google it, difficult to find, but here is a website that says its 3mm a month, but thats that mix... lime itself is 1mm / month