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    Different base coat performance

    Ah no! That would be a nightmare! Thanks for your time Owls.
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    Different base coat performance

    Just out of curiosity, where was the water ingress on the failed system? I’m definitely going to stick with Maite for the base coat. The rep said today that Maite started out as an adhesive, then they engineered it to be a base coat. It does indeed stick to everything! With a bit of spare I...
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    Different base coat performance

    Thanks Owls, I know that you’ve kind of answered it above but what do you think about using different brands for adhesive but using the maite as a base coat? I’m relying on the mechanical fix much more than adhesive bond as the substrate is painted. We used more dabbing them on than in the base...
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    Different base coat performance

    Hi, Just about to place an order for the adhesive and base coat for my house EWI. The top coat is the same as the house- Parex DPR Acrylic course. For the extension we used Maite for adhesive and basecoat. For the house I wondered if it wiuld be viable to use a cheaper adhesive than the...
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    Knauf Keeps the Noise Down

    Rockwool's company Rockfon have been doing ceiling panels and interior acoustic treatment for a while too...I imagine they're much the same...At one point I was going to start a company making studio panels so I'm forever looking at the acoustics of new buildings as bad designs make the...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Oh yea you guys probably alteady know this but he said if you try to build out the dpr top coat any more than the tight aggregate thickness, it’ll crack like cow pat!
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Cool, I spoke to a Parex guy who did say you can do a real sloppy mix over the top to try to make it better...he did say that the 6mm expansion beads were correct and that you can either basecoat flush, or the finish thickness back from the bead edge. If you base coat flush you have to ensure...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Thanks Owls for the thoughts! The Parex guy spec’d the materials but something must have been misunderstood by the merchant as they know exactly what we’re using and are a parex stockist...thats a bit frustrating. Ah I just put me trowel on the wall to show the misses behind, it’s hard to see...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Couple more of the top lift exp bead detail And a couple from the bottom lift. Scaff is a pain but they said they couldn’t go into the lane really... plus would have been too far away for the blockwork...its 150mm eps.
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    These are the top lift Pics 4 and 5 show the couple of misses...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Just read the Maite spec sheet again, says 6m2 from a 30kg bag...so not too far off at all... I've moved all the scaff poles back as far as they'll go, its the vertical ones that suck...I've been passing the spat between hands behind the poles 6" away from the face! Pictures to follow : )
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    The expansion beads were spec'd by the Parex guy...the stop beads are more like 4mm... The stop and expansion beads are meshless...I know the edge beads you cover fully... I'll take some pics...it's a bit tricky to see from pictures though...but it might show enough... If I remember correctly...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Just gonna put an update here in case others are Matie Virgins... First wall: had too much builing out to do, should have dubbed out. Second wall: put 1st coat on thinner as didn’t need building out and am getting about 7m out of a bag!, bedded mesh in, seemed nice n flat off the spat, then 2nd...
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    France rendering

    I saw in Marrakech some guys rendering an old wall... alot of the people are French influenced in Marrakech... and the finish was just like the scraped looking one... they seemed to be hurling it on, then kust edging off and a bit of floating...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Thanks for the help guys, Lox especially, appreciated that call... Got some beads on today, had to get a bifold door in over and past the scaff which was hairy, then just had time to pop a small side on...my practice side... put it on too thick but had to to make up for a mistake I’d made...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Yea I wondered about that but its 150mm thick eps on the face so I couldn’t think of much that would fix to it...the other 50mm at the back of the reveal is lintel! Great info on finishing...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Yea I believe that, what area you in, I'm Bristol...South west...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Thanks! Yea I kind of got that when I put the 25mm EPS head on a 350mm window reveal, put the jambs on and it was starting to sag after an hour! Thin adhesive layer too...propped it in time though. It's funny stuff...drags after not long, but is a slow setter...dries nice n hard though.
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Thanks mate, might call the rep tomorrow just to confirm...though reps don't always know they're stuff as some are basically sales reps, worth a chat.
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    If I understand right, you saying, when applying maite and mesh around the corner make it as tight, or as tidy...both sound like a good idea : ) then us the excess maite or apply more to stick the corner bead on, bang it straight with a long straight edge...longest I've got is 50mm aluminium box...
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    Parex Acrylic thin coat help

    Hi all, Just getting the oversills and reveal boards fixed and I'm almost ready to have a go at my first thin coat job...luckily it's my extension... I was sure I'd read somewhere that you bead up then lay on the basecoat with the mesh in as you go, then I put a thin coat parex bead on today...
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    Hello dere

    Na, just used it now to dab the eps on... so much polymer!
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    Wall soundproofing

    Also consider the flanking walls, ceiling and floor. If you have any subs make risers to decouple them from the floor as the airbourne sound is easier to deal with!
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    Hello dere

    Hi all, great forum! Just been reading some of the thoughts on maite by parex...about to start basecoating...sounds like a learning curve is likely : ) using 1.5mm topcoat so needs to be bang on basecoat. Used to S + C and internal plasters... me labourer is unreliable at the mo too : ) 120m...
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