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    hi-build finish

    It's difficult to patch in high build invisibly as it shrinks back when it dries, the edges need to be feathered using a brush dipped in thinners. There's also a very strong chance the colours won't match so the whole elevation will need repainting. With regards to going over what's already...
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    hi-build finish

    I used that stuff for ten years .
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    Opinions

    I did 12 years just rendering, I wouldn't ask about it either. Lucky enough I've got a mate who does any externals for me and I do his internals.:RpS_crying:
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    Leaflet drops

    A right mixed bag of answers there chaps, thanks. I'm still none the wiser but think I will get some done, what could go wrong!!!!!
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    Leaflet drops

    Has anyone tried leaflets for generating work? I was thinking of getting a few thousand printed up then delivered around my area to see what happens. I was just interested to hear if anyone had done it and what were the results.
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    Venetian

    I did the 5 day course in Essex and it was brilliant, there was someone there when I was doing it who only did 3 days. Even Andy himself said it wasn't long enough.
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    best way to clean a bucket

    Nah just your bog standard bucket, I thought that's what we were talking about????
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    best way to clean a bucket

    Buckets are only a quid from B & Q, most of the time I sling them rather than clean them out.
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    Nela s*p*r*lex users

    I love the Nela s*p*r*lex, I've been using it for the past month and have has no problems whatsoever. I lay on the first coat with my MT, flatten with the s*p*r*lex, then second coat with MT and finish with the s*p*r*lex .
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    late payers but a freind

    On the other side of the coin i plastered a good mate of mines kitchen, it was the ceiling and just down to below the cupboards. I've known him for years and he's helped me out in the past so I said just give me the price of the materials, it only took me a couple of days as it was a bit of a...
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    my builder

    Cheers for that, I'll pay it now. I've had no complaints as of yet about my work but there's still time!!!
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    my builder

    Funny enough I just recently joined MyBuilder, I got shortlisted for a job and got it today. It cost me £2 to get shortlisted and I priced the job at £300. Can anyone tell me what happens regarding paying the shortlisting fee? I'm sure I've not given them any payment details, my references...
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    P1ss

    Their site says they are back in stock, I've left my wallet in the work van though!!!!
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    P1ss

    The Nela s*p*r*lex, I was going to order it the other day but they were out of stock.
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    P1ss

    I'm going to be ordering a 14" s*p*r*lex tomorrow, it's a birthday present to myself.
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    Nela trowels

    Some comments on this thread have made me LOL:RpS_thumbsup: And I hate the term LOL.
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    ServiceMagic

    I've now signed up with MyBuilder so we'll see how it goes, thanks for the input chaps.
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    ServiceMagic

    I've tried that Arti but success has been limited, I've not done it for a while though so maybe I'll try it again. i like the sound of MyBuilder too, cheers Jurek.
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    ServiceMagic

    I won't be ringing them back then, cheers mate
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    ServiceMagic

    Hi all, Does or has anyone ever used ServiceMagic to get leads? I filled something in online (can't remember where) for these and started to get leads sent through to me via text & email. What they sent me had all the details about a job except contact details for the customer, they only contact...
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    Mixing Paddle

    I managed to track some down on ebay for quite cheap, they are 300mm extensions.
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    Mixing Paddle

    Do you know what Rhys, I actually never thought of that:RpS_confused:. I used to have an extension on an old Makita mixer I had years ago but can't remember where I got it from. I'll take a look on ebay, cheers.
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    Venetian wetroom

    Very nice.
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    Mixing Paddle

    Evening Gents, can anyone tell me where I can buy a big mixing paddle? The only ones I can find either online or in any tool shops are the small ones which I've already got. Also I'm after an extension thingamajig to make the shaft of the paddle longer, being 6ft 2 it hurts my back sometimes...
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    Lurker saying hi

    Hi Rob, not really unfortunately, I did a kitchen wall at home with some stuff Andy kindly let me take but that's about it. Do you do a lot yourself? Where are you based?
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    Lurker saying hi

    Thanks for the welcome gents.
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    Lurker saying hi

    Not to sure really, I may have a question or two in the future so it's only polite to introduce myself first. i also did the Venetian course at Goldtrowel should anyone like to chat venetian. :RpS_thumbsup:
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    Lurker saying hi

    Hi all, my name is Simon and I'm a plasterer in the Crawley/Gatwick area. I was a renderer for 10 years before doing a 2 year college course in plastering with the aim of getting my nvq. I now do domestic plastering around Crawley and the surrounding areas.
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    Plasterers and labourers wanted Crawley

    I'm in Crawley, is there still any work going?
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    Agency price

    I know it's not the done thing to discuss prices etc here but I found this episode a little alarming. Work on the domestic front has been a little slow recently for me, the jobs I've been getting have been good payers and I'm earning enough to live on but with Xmas looming I try an agency for...
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    GRC Render

    The render wasn't manufactured solely for the company I worked for.
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    GRC Render

    It was for a company called Protectacoat, they had a bad rep because of dodgy salesmen and even dodgier fitters. I'm at college now doing plastering but the job I've got at the moment is paying s+*t money so I wanted to know if anyone used the render, thinking I could earn better before I can go...
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    GRC Render

    Does anyone use GRC render? (the grey stuff with fibreglass strands in). I used it for years whilst working for a textured coatings company but since they went tits up I've not seen anyone else using it.
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