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    Coving or no Coving

    I Worked with artex once on repair job awful stuff to work with.
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    Coving or no Coving

    i prefer cornice rather than gyproc cove but I think it depends on how modern the room is.. it suits some rooms it doesn't suit others, if you were to keep it Find a nice ceiling rose to go with it and the rose will become the focal point of the ceiling (depending on the size of the rose) sets...
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    Before and after pics

    In new builds perhaps the cornice could be bought in as "3D printed" but you would still need someone to fit them unless you can do it yourself. A lot of our work is restoration and in listed buildings which require the cornice ran in-situ, manually on laths with lime, sand and hair. I think...
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    Before and after pics

    Was not a straight forward job to say the least but I actually enjoyed it and was very satisfied with the finish.
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Hi hector yes I understand he's a legend in plastering and he is certainly thorough and very helpful, he's told me story's of Singapore and how he's worked all over the place... he's spoke of his brother Gerald who was a good plasterer I never had the pleasure of meeting... I have heard him...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Haha are you good with the fibrous like?
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    If money was paid regardless (if pornstar wasn't an option lol) then I would do fibrous all day long when I think about it ... I have always loved the thought of doing Venetian plastering also.. I do have interest in it and i enjoy it... I think it has got a lot of potential with the right...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Yes it would be nice to have a business under my belt something I can continuously grow.. one thing I would love to get into Venetian plastering.. think I'm just going to bury my head into working with the old boy for a few years see how it goes
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Yes I can run or cast, run in situ and dry fix... there is obviously a lot more to learn but I've got the basic skills required
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Ok mate no worries at all, I do love it at times and actually enjoy it.. just hope it's worth the time, money and hard work we will see anyway I appreciate the comments
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    How can I describe my entire personality in 5 words lol, I over think things That's 4 but at least I tried
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    You make it sound easy, no legwork ha if only... and it wouldn't be free I haven't discussed any details also theres overheads, and it's not so successful at the minute it's in need of some serious work, also try not to judge me as a person just from this post I have potential and I know it just...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Young lad looking for advice
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    I can take criticism and daft comments all day long... I appreciate the advice will keep posted how it goes.
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    lol who's this talkin b*ll***s
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Yeah well it's a serious decision for me to be honest and it's not just the hassle of setting up it's costs, pressure, stress, responsibility and risk, And I have suggested facebook to him before but he wasn't keen thinks there's to many time wasters (his words not mine) although I think website...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Ok lol no worries
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Thanks for the response yes I would say I would regret it if I took to driving instead I will just have to take a leap of faith and keep grinding for now but I don't know.... thanks mate
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    He was just in the paper last year he's not just an 82 year old plasterer he's a dj aswell believe it or not. That's the link for the article might have to copy and paste into webbar...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Yeah he still manages on the scaffold like, he does a lot of dancing aswelll though think that keeps him fit..hes some guy like
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Thanks for reply, yeah he doesn't part with his money easy lol and is firmly stuck in his ways I suppose a chat wouldn't hurt, he has mentioned getting another apprentice to train under me think he wants to keep going till 85, I will put some pics up
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    He has 1 son 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and there all fully grown and working and are not interested in this line of work, he's tight with money but he's more concerned about passing the business on for someone to build up for the future not getting money for himself, he wouldn't sell it...
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    Yeah he's paid me apprentice wage for 2 years and that was a struggle I'm on minimum wage now and god knows when next raise will be as he is tight with money,also I don't know anyone else in Cumbria that do fibrous that would take me on
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    fibrous plasterers lets see your work today

    Barrow in Furness college
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    Is plastering worth doing?

    hi I've posted this on fibrous plastering discussions but bought I would put on here to hope that's ok. I'm new on here and I could do with an experienced answer any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm struggling to decide what to do. I'm 25 years old and have just completed a 2 year...
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    Fixers wanted to join our team

    What's location? Thanks
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