Recent content by TROLLHUNTER

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    Uni finish is cr@p

    I agree. It could be you next. You have the contacts.
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    Uni finish is cr@p

    He seems like a nice guy:
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    Uni finish is cr@p

    That's interesting. I would have thought they would just be models or actors. But they use real plasterers. I think they should have given you something for your time. You resemble Jim Davidson. A bit of a cheeky chappy kind of look.
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    Uni finish is cr@p

    Is that you in the picture? What do BG give you for advertising the product? What's the mug at forty five minutes mean?
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    House Flipping

    In five months it's value had gone up £40 000. Ridiculous. No wonder young people can't get on the housing ladder. We went to view a loft conversion project a few years back. We couldn't believe it. The owners had taken out the purlins a year or two earlier because they were "in the way". They...
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    House Flipping

    Apparently all the internal walls had been removed. Makes you laugh. It must have been builders. They don't look the type to get their hands dirty...
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    Uni finish is cr@p

    Performance products. I like that. I think it's a niche product. Whether that was their plan when they launched it we'll never know. But that's what it will forever be. If I'm honest, I can see the attraction when going over artex. But for board theres no need to pva anyway if it's fresh, and...
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    Uni finish is cr@p

    I haven't used the product myself. Perhaps it's pricey because it's a niche product in that it's never going to sell in the same numbers as board or multi? I mean how much is durafinish or toughcoat or the x-ray plaster? In that they have a virtual monopoly they could easily have rolled out the...
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    Great Expectations

    I sense you may have had some substandard work done? In the best of all worlds a time served plasterer worth the name should leave it ready to paint: no trowel lines, brush marks, slacks or hollows, dribbles etc. Sadly, this is not always the case.
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    Curved ceilings

    I think you're talking about hand turned coves. If skimming lay on as normal and then second coat with a Pavan venetian trowel. It goes in a treat. It's about ten inches and ultra thin. It makes it a breeze. If you're forming the radius first then as mentioned above there's the batknife or you...
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    Customer doing my nut in even before I've started his house .

    I would walk away from this one. He's either a worrier, a control freak or a nancy boy.
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    Had enough of domestic work

    They're subhuman scum. Still swimming around in the primordial soup. I was in Homebase yesterday and they had to message on the tannoy that two dogs were locked in a ka outside and had passed out. When I went outside somebody had smashed the drivers window and was trying to revive them with some...
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    Had enough of domestic work

    It's all sh!t. I had a text over the weekend from a customer, or a clown more like: Hi. Just to let you know we won't be needing you on Tuesday. We have had someone else in to do the work. Thanks This was some cretin who called me just over a week ago and wanted a few walls plastering in a...
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    If you could go back would you do plastering again

    Lol I've known many artists in the plastering trade. There has to be more alcoholics in plastering than any other building trade. I knew a fella from Limerick back in the eighties that would down exactly thirteen pints every night right after work. His girlfriend would bring his dinner to the...
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    If you could go back would you do plastering again

    He's retired now. He's sixty and retired ten years ago. He spends most of his time fishing and golfing. I think plastering is good because it's a trade. You can afford to take a chance and fall back on it. If you have a good reputation. He might have have gone there and done nothing. But you...
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