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    Don't risk using Extratime

    Quality NOT quantity!!! I'd rather plaster 7 perfect walls than 8000 shite ones pmsl. There are a few helpful intelligent guys on here (my thanks to those), but pretty much every post gets pathetic bitchy replies from miserable morons like the ones above. Anyway, I think it's time to leave...
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    Don't risk using Extratime

    Thanks for the sensible reply. I have plastered 8 walls in this property. All of the walls were taken back to bare brick, repointed, rendered #1 (4S:1C) #2 (5S:1C:1/2L), Bluegrit suction controlled and plastered in multifinish. All 7 without using Extratime are perfect and as smooth/flat as...
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    Don't risk using Extratime

    You can't be arsed to explain, but you can be arsed to post your inane reply PMSL. Anyway, I assumed it was a good product until this happened. After a bit of research, I found out that I'm not the only person that this has happened to. It's quite common. I've also found out that it's 'made' by...
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    Don't risk using Extratime

    I'm gutted. I rendered a large area in S&C and then used bluegrit. Thought I'd try Extratime in the multifinish due to the size of the plastering. The product was in date (expires 2023). Purchased from Travis Perkins. 1 Packet added to 12L of water. Thoroughly mixed before adding to 25kg bag of...
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    top window reveal methods?

    I've got a small window that has a wooden lintel. I know most of you guys will say to fix plasterboard to it then skim, but how was it done with S&C render in the old days? I'm guessing it was by nailing EML onto it then rendering? if not, was a better way of getting a perfectly level finish? I...
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    Febmix question.

    That was a good guess. It's exactly 10ml. So you need 4 capfuls of Febmix to every 14L buckets of cement.
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    Febmix question.

    These companies spent a lot of time/money producing this product. They give mixing instructions for a reason. Too much plasticiser, and the strength of the mix will be compromised. Too many air bubbles are formed which substantially weakens the cement mix. I couldn't find the answer so thought...
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    Febmix question.

    OK, so I've filled a 13 litre bucket with cement, and it weighs 15.5Kg. That works out at 38.75ml of Febmix (at the lowest ratio of125ml:50Kg)
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    Febmix question.

    I know most people say to read the instructions or just throw in a cap full of febmix but I would like to know what the actual amount should be. The instructions give 2 ways of calculating it. 1) 125ml-250ml Febmix : 50Kg cement 2) 1L Febmix : 200 litres water As most people use 14L buckets...
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    Area too big to internal render in one go. Join with mesh?

    The area is about 30m2 but I'm so slow I had trouble finishing one about 16m2 the other week. I guess I'd just like to know if the mesh way mentioned above will work without cracking along the joins or if there's another way that would be better (other than doing it in one hit)?
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    Area too big to internal render in one go. Join with mesh?

    I have an area to internal render that's too large for me to do in one go. Could I just U nail brick reinforcing mesh vertically down the center of the wall with a wood baton screwed down the middle of it. Then render up and onto one side of the mesh, butting it up against the baton. Next day...
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    rough idea of how many jumbo bags of plastering sand to order?

    Thanks for the helpful replies. I only wanted a rough idea, so as to not over/under order. I just assumed you professionals would need to know the basics of this to do your job. Anyway, I asked someone as clever as you lot and he said the bag is a m3. So each '15mm slice' would be a m2. There...
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    rough idea of how many jumbo bags of plastering sand to order?

    I have done internal rendering, but the 'plastering' sand was full of small stones. PITA but it went on and the finished job turned out OK. BTW I cannot do the numbers (would love to see your workings out lol), but assumed most professionals here would know roughly how many m2 per jumbo bag.
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    rough idea of how many jumbo bags of plastering sand to order?

    interior rendering a large area about 10-15mm thick 4:1. don't wanna order too little or way too much. any ideas roughly how many m2 from a jumbo bag? thanks. BTW do you bother using plastering sand and use sharp instead?
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    internal render levelling kit.

    The unistrut S&C rendering worked great in a small bathroom. The walls were all laser level and perfectly flat, but using the unistrut was heavy/bulky and a bitch to clean for reusing. However, the plastered walls looked amazing at the end and the tiles went on much easier. I was impressed when...
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    internal render levelling kit.

    I've managed to get small internal walls perfectly level before by fixing a piece of unistrut on either side, then applying bonding with a straight edge, followed by multifinish. Unfortunately, the next wall is very large and a weird shape. I found this foreign kit, but it's very expensive...
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    rendering mesh

    Thanks, but unfortunately I bought 140g/m2 this morning before seeing this post. The idea was that it would be thinner? The wall is chalk blocks with very little thickness to skim on, so I had an idea to paint with blue grit, then first coat as mesh with multi/bonding, then second coat just multi.
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    rendering mesh

    Any recommendations for rendering mesh? Never used before and seen various makes starting from 140g/m2 Just want it in a thin internal wall render, then multifinish
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    plastering 1930's chalk/straw 'breeze blocks'

    I really don't understand the need to reply like this. Have you never asked for advice in your life?
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    plastering 1930's chalk/straw 'breeze blocks'

    All of the old plaster was shot and so removed back to chalk or bare bricks. The stairs isn't too big. 2 x chalk walls approx. 3mx3m and 1 x bare brick wall that's approx. 8mx3m (but less area as its the triangle shaped parallel to the stairs). So the chalk should be rendered in lime and then...
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    plastering 1930's chalk/straw 'breeze blocks'

    It's taken me months of my spare time to remove all of the old plaster from the stairway, and now its time to start plastering each of the different surfaces. The first is an internal wall made of chalk 'breeze blocks' that have straw cast inside. The wall is really uneven, so I was going to...
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    Shallow studwork (15mm) for plasterboard?

    what screws would I use to fix 12.5mm plasterboard safely to 10mm furring channel (clipped tight to wall)? where can I order the the channel/flat clips/screws?
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    Shallow studwork (15mm) for plasterboard?

    thanks. Is there a specific type of plasterboard that i should use for a cold damp external wall? Any specific type of insulation between wall/plasterboard?
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    Shallow studwork (15mm) for plasterboard?

    As I walk up my stairs, the wall on the left is an external one that is always in the shade. The plaster was shot and mold kept returning due to the constant cold. After removing the old plaster, I found that the cement between the bricks was 99% sand and so I have removed it all and repointed...
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