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    Dingles !!!!

    Correct fella. Under cut me big time.
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    Dingles !!!!

    Yes matey.
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    Dingles !!!!

    Yes I'm based in South Yorkshire Rigsby. I mentioned this job the other week on here on saving on rendaid and 2 coating with tyrolean finish. Just having a rant at the stupidly low prices people are rendering for. ( made me feel better venting frustration ) Yes I've been on here a while...
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    Help required with Tyrolean

    What OCR do you use JGreen?? I've never been too confident of a OCR and the weight of the Cullamix on top!!
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    Help required with Tyrolean

    Don't know about you. But any other trades, quote a price and get the jobs. If your a plasterer they seem to think you are a walking charity ( especially private customers ) Do they not realise the amount of physical work we do compared to other trades !!! Gets my Goat !!!
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    Help required with Tyrolean

    Cheers for the response. I'm one of those that likes to do the job right and I want it to last. The house is one of numerous on that same street that all have the same problem with render. So it needs to look good, End of. ( Possibility of knock on effect ). I've explained that she could get...
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    Help required with Tyrolean

    Evening fellas, Got a property to price up that I've hacked off a square meter of the old heavy tyrolean finish. ( 150m2 in total ). It's falling off in most areas and absorbing water but the brickwork beneath is Shot to S##t, all the faces of the brickwork has blown and I can only see the...
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    It nearly turned into the clinic.
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    Cheers Scrim !! The missus is a nurse and has bad sciatica, so know what you going through!! Only other thing I suffer a lot with is pain in shoulder blade now and again, part and parcel of the job I guess !!
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    Cheers for all the reply's !!! Give me a chuckle if nowt else. It does look like Dermatitis and that was my initial thought process. Still can't wear gloves though when skimming, it's like wearing ya socks int bath !!!
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    I was thinking along these lines !!! Herpes!!! I like my women like my trowel. Spotless. Lol
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    Best pic I could use.
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    It's on the back of my hands mate
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    In fairness they look like white spots on the back of the hands. As stated earlier two desperate spreads I've worked with had the same thing!! Didn't know if it was anything in the plaster that causes it. Just off for a 4 week holiday in a padded room nah !! Lol
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    Lol. Cheers for the replies. I was being serious with my original msg by the way.
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    Lumps on Hands.!!

    Just intrigued as to how many spreads have tiny lumps on their hands?? Another couple of spreads I know have the same - mole sized lumps, and I just wondered if it had something to do with the bags of finish??? Or it could be just us Northerners are Mutating !!
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    Spanish Knife Texture Artex

    Cheers Nisus, appreciate the tips fella. Been along time dice I last did artex. Stipple finish last time. The reason for troweling on was due to me only putting in a day rate and tying to speed up the process. And Jurek I bought the 100mm one off ebay last week but wil bear you in mind for...
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    Spanish Knife Texture Artex

    Cheers Malc, I've already pva'd the plasterboard ready. Thought I might be able to trowel on first. 22 square meters with a 100mm filling knife was giving me nightmares. Hope I've got enough artex now with 2x 25kg bags !!! Thanks again.
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    Spanish Knife Texture Artex

    Lol. Very good. I can relate to that. Made me chuckle that did fella.
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    Spanish Knife Texture Artex

    Just on the off chance!! Got a couple of walls to artex for a customer that has a really Thick spanish knife texture to match existing artex. Picture supplied. Now I'm normally covering this unattractive stuff, but does any one have any tips for a quick application. Can I be troweled on first...
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Cheers Bobby, faith in a little help from other plasterers is restored.
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Well cheers for helpful advice!! But when he has borrowed the money to afford the extra for ewi and I'm doing 80m2 for £400 labour to help him owt, ripping it off ain't an option!! Found a few samples of other's basecoat's. Are these bad examples??
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Oh and I'm sick of sleepless nights due to this job. Lol :RpS_sleep:
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Do they work rub down the high spots and lines?? I'm not bothered if it takes me a week of rubbing down. I just want it to look right even though I'm not that experienced with EWI. Your only as good as your last job is my motto. I've been a spread for 16 years and I've always just stuck to...
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    To be honest I've only ever done a couple of ewi's as part of a gang and mainly did the top silicone top coat. The friend of mine initially wanted render and tyrolean finish but then changed his mind at the last min to have eps ewi with 1.5mm silicone finish. I didn't want to take on the job...
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Sorry you mis understood my original post. It's 5mm in total, 3mm and 2mm butter coat but the butter coat got saturated and then made it difficult to remove the odd trowel lines. I'll try and post a pic !!
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    Basecoat help required. !!

    Hi, applied my base coat today with mesh coat and then topped it all of with a final coat of base coat 5mm total and it bounced it down, full scale downpour! ( weather forecast was predicting dry all day !! ) It made it very difficult to trowel up and has left very faint trowel/ spatula...
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    Help Required !! Backs gone !!!

    Lol, thanks for all the interesting replies !! I,m 6ft and 14st but could do with losing a stone or 2 for football. The docs gave me solpadol that were as much use as a chocolate fire guard. A & E gave me the good stuff. Diazipan and diflofenic have got me through the week and the back is...
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    Help Required !! Backs gone !!!

    Yeah I figured that. Lol everybody is different. just hoping A&E can sort me out a quick fix this afternoon so I can get back to it tomoz!! Can tell I'd already counted the penny's to pay for my new van- school boy error !! LLol would think I'm mid 30's !!
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    Help Required !! Backs gone !!!

    Long story short - Lifting a bag of the old finish and back had sharp shooting pain and could pick owt else up. Now I've 2/3 weeks of solid well paid work which in turn will help pay for a new van to start my new buisness ( hate lending money) So my question is can any one recommend any good...
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Going back Friday Casplas but sounds like the boarding is well out. Apparently brickwork was plumb and he has lost 50mm at one corner!!! :RpS_lol: Still rolling about laughing. He was recommended myself via a plumber and said he'd made a huge mistake taking the lowest price ect. Mmmmmm...
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Lol. It must be the North / South divide that !! At 3k last year I was getting quite a few. This year a few turning their nose's up at my prices!! might be house hunting further south soon. Lol
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Can't help but smile:RpS_laugh: and laugh. most of you saw this coming!!
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Just thought I'd keep you all up to date with Progress!! It was a team of Polish lads that started the job. Customer then called me saying they keep walking off job ect. In 5 days they have boarded 2 rooms and skimmed 1. The guy has said the quality of work was shocking and he was just...
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Sorry that was the 3 bed. Didn't even measure up the 4 bed when the WRITTEN QUOTE can out. Lol Might have been done on his own computer come to think of it. Yes Plaster Man, I've been getting a lot of 3 bed new builds, (7 Rooms and a staircase) dryline and skim and it was taking myself and...
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Size of the house was about 1200 square feet in total. Labour Only.
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Must be the polish undercutting me !! Lol I know no one normally put prices on here but I've had last year labour only jobs 3 beds - dry lined and skim average price £3000 4 beds - £3600 could tell this customer was a tight wad, so went in on the cheap and then he has a written quote...
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    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Priced a full 4 bedroom detached house. New build - dry lining to breeze block and skim ( Customer supplying all materials ) and he just wanted a price for labour. I priced job at £2500 He then laughed and said he had already had a quote for £1200 !! Don't think my price was...
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    Weber Pral Help

    I have done many jobs using webber mono, always Ivory! The last job had 1 panel 3x2m panel which had direct sunlight all day on a hot day. It has slight dis colour and a large halo, even though it was put on with 2 passes at 10mm each all levelled off ect. Spoke to webber and they have said...
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