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  1. J

    How to get glass finish

    When you say set do you mean when it’s gone solid, or coupler hours after wet trowel or next day? Thanks a lot by the way
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    How to get glass finish

    I have a good finish but was just wondering how to get a proper glass finish I know the painters don’t like it but it does look good. Is it lots of dry troweling or is there another way or a certain trowel to use? Would really appreciate some tips thanks
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    One coat plastering

    Want to try one coat plastering. Any tips? Can you use standard MF or must you use one coat plaster? Would really appreciate any advice, thanks.
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    Can you dot n dab in bathrooms?

    Just wondering if dot n dab in bathrooms is ok because would be quicker than screwing in batons
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    When to use speedskim

    never used a speedskim, when using speedskim on final coat I heard you use it twice. So do you wait for the plaster to firm up a bit like when troweling or just do it straight away? Please help thanks
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    Sponge floating

    Sorry when you say 25% more with first coat do you mean make the coat thicker or flatten sooner? Thanks
  7. J

    Sponge floating

    Yeah don’t know if it’s for me and it seems it could be more time consuming than the traditional way
  8. J

    Sponge floating

    cheers mate I have a decent finish without it but I saw someone use one years ago and his work was perfect so thought I would try. Thanks
  9. J

    Sponge floating

    Tried the sponge and couldn’t get the sponge marks completely out. when using sponge do you flatten the final coat sooner than normal and apply the sponge straight away while the wall is still pretty wet? And do you flatten out the sponge marks straight away or wait a bit? Would really...
  10. J

    Feb 2 in 1 bottle

    C Cheers mate but is it ok to use in both coats?
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    Feb 2 in 1 bottle

    There’s a feb 2 in 1 bottle both waterproofer and plasticiser. I heard your meant to put waterproofer in scratch coat and plasticiser in top coat. This 2 in 1 should be alright for both coats right?
  12. J

    One coat of pva?

    For small areas could you get away with using one thick coat of pva before skimming?
  13. J

    Skim over wet bonding

    Just skimmed over some wet bonding and some bubbles/dimples have appeared. Anyway to get rid of these?
  14. J

    Hardwall on damp walls?

    Thanks mate. Yeah Don’t really have time for that. So sand and cement or hardwall ?
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    Hardwall on damp walls?

    So hardwall or sand and cement?
  16. J

    Hardwall on damp walls?

    Thanks for reply, Yes there was a leak before that has been sorted out and shouldn’t come back.
  17. J

    Hardwall on damp walls?

    I have stripped the old plaster off a wall and the bricks are still pretty damp, could I just use SBR bond then use hardwall? Or does is have to be sand and cement?
  18. J

    Can you dot n dab in bathrooms?

    I know you can’t use bonding or hardwall in bathrooms. You are supposed to screw moisture resistant board into battons or Joyce’s. but can you dot and dab? Or can you use sand and cement?
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    When to use corner trowel?

    should I use the corner trowel after flattening the second coat? Or is the wall still too soft then? So should I do it after the wet trowel instead? Would really appreciate some advice, thanks.
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