In major need of a decent fibrous fitter for ongoing work in Cornwall.
Any one know of anyone?
Subcontract basis..got to know what they are doing as training someone up would defeat the point at the moment.
Probably need a coarse sand and or devil float to get a key up on the raw walls and make sure no paste or size remains. Really good dampen down and prob two or three coats of fine setting stuff to gain control of the suction.
Painted walls will need a d.g, thistle bond or blue grit etc to get...
Taken a while but finally de-moulded today and result is spot on.
Thanks for all the advice guys. not had a chance to get a cast out yet but looking forward to that this week.
That is a great tip mike, much appreciated. Couldn't think how to core it except in clay, and that wouldn't work with the Grp.
Do you think 10mm thickness is about right for the pour to keep a good shape?
Thanks mate my brother hand carved the e&d and I modelled the frieze, it's gonna be a nice...
Nearly finished model and trying to get my head round best/most economical way to make a mould.
thinking silicon insert for the enrichment in grp mould rather than full rubber. Anyone got any advice/do's /donts on best way? is thixo applied best way or shuttered and poured?
Any advice would be...
Just spent the day at a tutorial with master plasterer Jeff Orton. What a dude! Run mouldings on scotch brackets and lime setting coats, and a wealth of history, stories and tips.
Can't help but be enthused by his passion and knowledge of the craft!
We have been using prompt with a range of different sands, much like as with lime. 2.5:1 coarse sands for coring out/ base coats through to 1:1 fine sand top coats. Casting has been at 1:1 aswell. You can use prompt neat too for bonding slurry costs, as an adhesive and a grout...
We are coming to the end of over a years worth of work repairing roman cement decoration on St michael's mount in cornwall, thought i would would share a few pics. We have been hand modeling, casting, in situ running and re rendering all in Vicat Prompt natural cement.
Hi Chris, thanks for offer. We make all our mouldings ourself, not a huge stock but growing slowly. One of the main reasons for starting up with stock mouldings was the cost of delivering cornice from up country.
Plus the money is in the manufacture not the fitting!
Just need an extra pair of...
Hi Ben sorry missed your call earlier. I am really trying to find a skilled fibrous plasterer in Cornwall who can help with current work load. If I took on an apprentice/trainee it would be full time and hopefully long term to be worth the investment. Thanks for offer though.
Hi Mike, I'm really after someone fairly local I can call on as and when both in the workshop and fitting at the moment.
If something tasty crops up that would be worth you travelling I will definitely be in touch if that's cool?
Website is Plasterer Cornwall, Plastering Contractors, Plaster...
In a bit of a predicament down here in Cornwall and thought putting the word out on here would be a good place to start.
I run a small decorative plastering company near Falmouth covering all aspects of traditional lime and fibrous plasterwork. Been mostly restoration, but more recently off the...
I don't run lessons mate but I have been up to mike wye for his tadelakt course in Devon . Only a day so not much more than basic product info and a few sample boards but enough if your familiar with lime top coats.
They do a Venetian plaster day too I think. Clay works are on the lizard too for...
We may have crossed paths before then mate? Work in and around Falmouth all the time. Used to work for towsey for a few years. I have a unit up by howdens now, The Natural plaster company, make and restore plaster cornice and mouldings if you are ever in need! :)