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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    Thank you. I guess we’ll just carry on practicing and see how we get on. some people seem to put the full 6mm on in a single pass. Others put 4 and 2mm. We’ve only tried the first method so far so perhaps we’ll give the other way a go.... once the weather improves
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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    Thank you for the constructive and supportive replies. @limeplastering - exactly where do you get off on slating me. We did consider sand and cement but we wanted to try a newer product which is less likely to crack and should need far less maintenance during the next 10 years. From what I can...
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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    @Tony rover We did use a primer. It is the EWI universal primer, which dries red. It contains a fine aggregate to help provide a key. I chose because there were severely different backgrounds that we were applying on to. Also, one of the guys who is working with me is a very competent...
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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    Thank you to all who have been kind enough to give a constructive response. That’s much appreciated. To those who have just chosen to be less generous... You don’t know me and have no idea about my background or situation. But you still decided to just insult me instead. I have never been ‘a...
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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    Thank you for all the replies. If we had been able to find some competent and trustworthy "professionals" we would have done that but having been completely let down by several members of different trades, it hasn't worked out that way. So, I was asking for advice, not a slating for trying to...
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    Basecoat dragging not flattening

    Hello This is my first post here. After 20 years of corporate grind, I managed to get out last year and have moved to Cheshire where I'm helping my girlfriend expand her property portfolio. Having always been a keen and (reasonably) competent DIYer, I have been trying to improve my skills across...
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