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  1. BobbyJack

    Cleaning Microcement

    I tell people to use soapy water. Nothing harmful like bleach that will break down the product. I use fairy on mine at home, (I tell our peg to use it)
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    Venetion plastering

    Danny spent time recording and blogging if I remember. You have nothing to lose having a go in your garage but if you want to learn in more depth then get on a course. Did this last Week
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    Looking for someone to micro-cement SW16 area

    Have you got this @plas1, I'm not doing a lot of micro currently and it's not on doorstep
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    Today....

    Finished this on friday, nice cadoro number in a blokes bar
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    Help with getting into Microciment

    Goldtrowel also do microcement course. Pretty much most jobs in micro can be done solo. If it's getting sizely then more people are required same as any big job. I thing working in pairs is always better just like most jobs but also specifically if you come across a problem the other person...
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    Help with getting into Microciment

    Hi mate , first off I'd do a course and learn the basics. Do at least 5 days to get the most out of it and learn as much as you can. Tools wise your mainly looking at some different trowels. They are smaller than the average plastering trowel. Some trainers use different whisk heads for mixing...
  7. BobbyJack

    Wet spots around bathtub screen fixtures

    Does it stay wet or eventually dry out. It looks like liquid absorption probably down to the fixing hole for the screen. It's just like anything where a hole is created, if it's not sealed right water will find away in.
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    Microcement Bathroom install

    Nice mate. Love the step in shower
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    Latest venetian ceiling

    @ChrispyUK Not got pics of all steps and all the white coats look the same but here you go mate 1st is a primer then First coat of medium grain backing coat. Next is a 2nd coat of medium grain. Then first coat of coloured fine plaster Then 2 coats one after the other of coloured fine...
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    Outdoor kitchen

    Used same gear from ceiling to do my outdoor kitchen. Just need to source a decent resin hardner to put on the worktop to toughen it up. Looks pretty but won't last 5 minutes if I don't
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    Latest venetian ceiling

    Was going tomorrow but rained off. Day off got worse with a bathroom lid reskim
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    Latest venetian ceiling

    Took me and a mate to carry it in after 3 weetabix
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    Cordless mixer

    I'm a advocate of dewalt as all my cordless are dewalt. My mixer is a 230v mega mixer though. I don't do any site work so generally always have a 230 socket nearby. I don't need a second mixer for adhesive. It was cheaper than the cordless and I don't have any battery issues. I have used my...
  14. BobbyJack

    Microcement substrate

    With the walls you can use hardie board or other but if using micro cement rather than tile you need to go onto a plastered finish. When I do them I board to floor with plaster board. Use a wet room system such as impey water guard. Comes with a waterproof internal corner for floor to wall...
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    What are you lot up to today?

    Didn't get a pic but me and my oppo spent last 2 days in prestwich. 90s house with textured paint thin swirls. Scrape, prime and skim all ceilings in house. Furniture in every room. Pain in the arse
  16. BobbyJack

    Busy venetian wall

    All trowel mate
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    Busy venetian wall

    Black scatter effect venetian plaster. Venezia stucco materials. Made it very busy rather than a traditional classic finish
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    What rod and reel

    Cheers Ritch. Think I'm more lost now than when I started though
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    What rod and reel

    If the lures are heavy does that mean you don't need to use a weight
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    What rod and reel

    Other than a bit of Mackerel I can't emphasise how much of a novice I am with fishing. So, what is a jig head
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    What rod and reel

    Been catching Mackerel off the boat using a cheap stermat rod and reel. Wanting to catch a bass. What's kind of rod would I need. Also does the gear need to be different when getting wet with sea water
  22. BobbyJack

    Saturday

    Can you take a pic please mate
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    Saturday

    Epic. What were you using to catch the bass
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    Saturday

    Take whatever I can get. It is pretty bland but she put a load of garlic in it so tasted pretty good
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    Saturday

    Weather was stunning and the sea was flat calm on Saturday on Anglesey. Me and the missus caught a few pollock. Was a great day
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    Saturday

  27. BobbyJack

    Training

    I used to buy micro from actris. Nice staff and company. Went wrong though when a mate I put onto them went in for technical advice on a floor and they let him down. Couldn't advise on why the product didn't do what it should or how to fix it. I never had a problem with them though. Their micro...
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    Training

    Second that
  29. BobbyJack

    Anglesey on monday

    Im sure Jimmy Saville used that exact same sentence years ago
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    Anglesey on monday

    Me and my youngest caught this to go with our pasta. Sea was calm and weather was nice and fresh
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    Anglesey on monday

  32. BobbyJack

    Floor preparation

    Replied to your other post mate. You can do what said there alternatively if you want belt n braces I would grp the floor. Fibreglass the whole area including the tray up to the waste. Roll it up the walls a few inches too and that then eliminates any weak spots on internal wall/floor joint. On...
  33. BobbyJack

    Micro-cement over wet room shower tray

    Did micro over an impey tray about 6 years ago. Used a product called feather it first on floor over tray and fibre backed rubber tape. Then micro over the feather it. Worked really well and still know the guy who I did it for and still no leaks and still looking good. The feather it is miles...
  34. BobbyJack

    PVA

    Also plus vat.
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    PVA

    That's stax. Shot right up
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    PVA

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    Log burner question

    My dad has one similar. Works a treat. Would definitely make one if you have the pallets available. Just need a cover to stop the rain. My uncle has a massive log store on his property. Similar to a gazebo in shape. Roughly 4 x 4 metres of a canopy roof on 4 big legs. All 4 sides are open for...
  38. BobbyJack

    Log burner question

    A lid to keep rain off them to help dry. Wind and air flow drys out and seasons them
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    Log burner question

    Similar to Andy. I store them outside for a year before bringing them in. Then they live in log store I made in alcove. When I'm short I order a tonne from merchants. About 90 quid for a tonne bag of dried hardwood delivered. Also buy there coal too. About 25 quid for a 50kg sack
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    Log burner question

    Back half of house is open plan with kitchen, dining and snug area so it's ok. Front room on other side gets very warm if you crank it up. May as well have panelled the walls and made a sauna. Missus loves it though. If it gets too hot we just get naked. Winner winner. I see it like a really...
  41. BobbyJack

    Log burner question

    Got a 14kw in there. Gets warm
  42. BobbyJack

    Acid stain concrete

    Replacement floor. Not got a finished pic but room is now completed
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    Acid stain concrete

    Yes mate, flopped massively. First coat did as it should but the second could be smeared off. spoke with supplier who train people and they had a complete 'dont know what to do' and followed up with they only supply and distribute. Ended up cutting my losses and putting a laminate down...
  44. BobbyJack

    Corner bead micro cement

    You should be able to make the externals sharp with an external corner trowel. If you was to find a bead to venetian up to then you will still see the bead just like after plastering. Venetian is the decoration like paint and should cover the bead. I would practise more with your external edges...
  45. BobbyJack

    Starting out

    Course won't give you experience marra. As a plasterer already it wouldn't be as difficult to learn and pick up the basics. My honest opinion would be this, if you can spare the money to learn the basics and your interested in the products and what can be done then get involved. The course...
  46. BobbyJack

    what base for colour

    Not bad mate. Busier than ever at minute. Keeping up with venetian but not pushed it for a while. Got some coming up in next few months. How are you doing
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