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    Refurbishment Question

    The one without timber has had moisture, be that condensation or another source by the looks of things. I had someone having a go at me the other week when I said not to plaster over timber.
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    Refurbishment Question

    Im not 100% but I think it would be, not sure when the product guarantees were introduced. Interesting to see that its failed on timber
  3. The Apprentice

    Over mixing

    Over mixing speeds up the setting of the plaster and can breakdown the particles of plaster which can lead to a multiple of issues. Soon as the plaster is lump free stop the mixer.
  4. The Apprentice

    Refurbishment Question

    That looks like browning, it used to be available in grey due to the different mines
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    £1 a bag

    Apparently it used to happen but long before my time…..must have been a long time ago
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    £1 a bag

    No changes to the retarders throughout the year
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    Thistle pro finish.

    My memories not that good. I chose own brands as well as more expensive ones to get a good cross section and the ones on the trial brought the ones in they normally use as well.
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    Thistle pro finish.

    No, it’s got polymers in to make sure it adheres properly to the substrates when they found out the additives didn‘t
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    Thistle pro finish.

    It was tested on approximately 8 types of pva and none of the tester’s had any issues on tacky pva
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    Thistle pro finish.

    If you do use a fresh mix for the 2nd coat, make sure the 1st is really flat. Any trowel lines will grin through to the 2nd and you can’t trowel them out. Also you’ve got to be sharp and make sure the 1st doesn’t set before you get the 2nd on
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    Thistle pro finish.

    Are you flattening off between coats?
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    Can I PVA this yet?

    The problem with PVA from a British Gypsum side is quite simply that they have no say in how it’s made so if BG tested it with plaster they could alter the pva. Im pretty sure we are all aware of the different qualities out there. With regards to mixing it in the plaster, how does it effect the...
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    My friends at

    Now then “best of the best”, you nearly got away with it till you said I was sharing jelly beans. That is not going to happen The fastSets got polymers added to it which helps with the adhesion and allows the crystals to grow to a longer length and make the plaster stronger than other...
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    Mental health and depression

    It just shows how far folk have travelled of late with an understanding and appreciation of mental health issues. Itwasn’t long back when it would have been an excuse to take the piss. with regards to getting him help, make the calls for yourself to the professional’s, they will be able to help...
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    Dabbing

    Mentally 12, physically 80, yearly to bloody old
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