That why your mug of tea and bowl of cereal every morning drink your brew and milk? (Baked clay) look mate believe in rising damp I’ve spent most my life treating it. I just don’t think everyone knows the facts
Clay (waterproof) shaped and naked into a brick is waterproof by design. Blue engineering brick is a much denser tighter packed brick. Used as a dpc moons ago but all bricks are technically designed as waterproof
Rising damp is a bit of a myth. Cold condenses on the lowest part of the wall, giving evidence to the myth of rising damp. You need to raise the thermal temperature of the wall with either thermal boards or limelite or sand and cement with waterproofed to stop it gathering
To be honest I’d love to know this out of pure amazement that you can do that. Not doubting you either. How do you mix it up, rolling sets or one big mix? If one big one how on earth has it not set in bucket/spot board by time your getting close to the end. You animal @algeeman and @Gibbo and...
Get a speedskim will be your best friend. Just the plastic blade. Pva is best to skim when dry anyways but if it’s your friend maybe use grit that kills some more suction. First coat, speedskim fresh second speedskim, speedskim again then trowel as you wish. Good luck pal
How much do you want? Your obviously not happy with 40 which is understandable but there’s a lot your not telling us. Age, own tools, your on your first year, you’d just be at college if it wasn’t for your relative. You’ve gotta pay your dues a lot at first. You was probably costing him more...
I like my 1200 for first flatten, wouldn’t really say it gets used after that. I got the 600 stainless steel one and hate it. It’s meant for finishing. Looks shite when you run it over. Tiger stripes everywhere. Have get the trowel out anyways so stays in the van
That’s how we do it mate, 2 coats. Get it with the sponge fairly quick don’t need leave it for ages. Wet your sponge spray your wall and float. Then turn round and speedskim/trowel. One more after that. Done