I run over the 1st coat with a spat and usually mix fresh stuff for the 2nd coat .
I see RWF on youtube mixes 3 bags in a tub and uses the same tub for first and second coat , is the stuff not gone too stiff to spread by the time it comes around to the 2nd coat ? Maybe I'm slow ......
I can understand 2 or 3 quotes but how donyou have patients to show the job 6 times ?
It looks rough now but if he does a good sweep out it would start to look better already , I don't know how lads work in a mess like that . Mention to him that you are concerned about all the gaps and ask him...
Yeah its handy for a quick flatten to get rid of lines , I have a 1.2 m speed skim but dont use it alot but yer mans steel blade gave a nicer easier finish and it was tidier than my yoke for smaller bits and pieces
I used a lads 32" refina spat for flattening trowel and found it handy for a quick flatten and for cleaning the ceiling line as i was at it .
Are ye using the .4 or the .7 thick one ? There is so much choice and I dont know which one I used .
Any other advice before I get one is appreciated...
Thanks Rigsby , I wouldn't mind finishing with a silicon top coat over a base coat with mesh if that will do the trick .
I havent a clue how breathable the engineer wants it and I doubt he knows himself either , it's a silly job , they are sealing up the inside of the walls completely on his say so
We are doing a job on an old building and the builder wants all the cracks outside chased and patched with lime render or is happy not to chase out the cracks if we will get away with a breathable basecoat /mesh and any type of sponged finish .
The walls are old stone walls with normal sand...
There was a blow door test going on on the job one day and we were explaining how airtight it was going to be to the old lad driving the digger out side . "Sure they will smother at that s**t " he said "there was seven of us raised in a 2 bedroomed cottage that had such a gap under the back door...
No danger , in fact I think having the place blue gritted before getting a price makes it look alot easier for the plasterer . Just have it well done and get it well into dry looking cracks and board edges
Some people would sooner suffocate rather than open a window though and thats why we get these stupid guidelines going hand in hand with airtightness ,here anyhow I dont know about the UK .
Loads spent on making a house airtight here and then lob in 4" vents to most rooms
Is this blue grit thistle bond or the same ? I used 8 buckets of thistle bond yesterday and was running short so I watered down the last bucket with about a litre of water . It made a huge difference in stretching it
I have a Brazilian that can start but wouldn't be as tasty as your work there .
The client didn't want the stone when we started to save money but now decided he does want it so if we get a bit delayed with it i won't worry too much!
Its in Moycullen , think there is a gable , chimney breast and another small wall beside the front door . I'll have a look for the meters tomorrow . Would'nt need it started yesterday but a start in the next few weeks would be good
I know , we were looking at what went wrong and one of them was we had a box with 13 trowels between us for different things , a couple of years ago he just had one trowel for everything and used a second hawk I had . From one extreme to another haha
We made a boo boo with the plastic trowels after chrisrmas . We had nice high big walls for doing , I'd ordered a new one for my mate to try and he loved it .
We would lash on a go (1 coat ) and I would leave him troweling cos I had other things to do . He was praising the f**k out of the...
Does he pay you a wage?
Alot of lads would be delighted to work with someone that had so much experience but if hes that old now and didery it would be hard to stick
Maybe do a few days with another gang to see how you get on with them
Hate it , not sure if its plastering or just going to work but I think its both .
In all fairness to plastering even in the recession I got enough work to pay the bills but its a miserable job that still doesnt pay enough
I have seperate accounts for farming aswell so if prices suit I might buy cattle /sheep early in the year and sell before I need the money for the tax bill while hopefully making a bit of profit on the money used . I wouldnt be paying high tax on the farming side of things
Skimmed the two ceilings today , I didn't tape them cos they were being patched in and bits of them needed 20mm of bonding to meet the rounds of the other ceiling and the timbers were equally bad where they were meeting the walls .
It wasnt slow but no worse than fire or sound boards , thanks...
The RCT forms were a great savings scheme for the likes of me that took awhile to learn that I should keep some money back for tax !!!
Some lads still get RCT stopped on the new payments , I think its 15%/20% or 35% but only if you havent your tax in order or preliminary tax paid
Ya we would have to nap stuff th
Ya we would nap stuff that way if we got caught out like that . Sponging mightnt be as easy to get right ,napping with a bit of scoury mix in a bucket as someone else said would be alot more forgiving
Hose it and bring it all back with the float but it won't be the best floated finish ever .
I would have plenty of lime in the scratch and have the bell cast well filled out with the scratch coat this time of the year
Anyone skimmed over them ? I have two pretty big ceilings to do with them next week and wondering do they pull in any faster than fire or sound slabs . I've never used them before so any advice welcome thanks