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  1. graceplastering

    White wash / Skimming

    I've just been to look at a job that's papered but I've been told that the ceiling has a lime / white wash on it. The paper on the ceiling has started to come away probably due to this. Once the paper is off and before I skim it what's it best to wash it off with before hand ?
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    Rendering Courses

    Hi im just wondering if it would pay to do a rendering course as i get asked occasionally to do jobs and turn it down from not having the experience. I have my nvq level 2 solid plastering from the company i sub'd to had the assessors out and we did it that way. Ive never done rendering only a...
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    What is this,?

    Been to a job today and it was built 1970 ish. The walls are covered in this it's pink looking and very soft and chalky and some sparkle in it. I don't know if it's some lime render of some sort mixed wrong as I think it was a plumber that owned the house, so I guess he done the work himself...
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    Wicks Pva

    Hi the Last 3 jobs I've done I've had problems with the Pva either not going off even after 4 hours and it dragging or going like gum. This is then working twice as hard to get it flat. This is in a warm house and its a new tub of wicks Pva. I've just never known Pva to be that bad. I mix it...
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    Board finish / Multi finish

    Hi I do a lot of work on building sites and sometimes my own private work and I get lads taking board finish for reskim jobs they got on at weekends but i always use multi finish for them jobs but what is the difference and what happens when using board finish on Reskims.
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    Hi Every One

    Hi I'm new here thought I best say hello to you all. Been plastering since 2001 mainly only new builds as that's where I started. Been a rough through years in this game but madly enough I enjoy it. Looking forward for picking up sum good tips n tricks from you guys. Gareth - Worksop Notts...
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    Other products like bondit

    What other brands are there like thistle bond-it. I know about febond blue grit and 505 but what else is out there. Thanks I'm new here and I posted this today but can't find it anywhere.
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    Other products than unibond/thistlebond-it

    Hello new here and want some help on other brands like thistle-bondit. I know there is the febond blue grit and the same company make 505 plasterers grip coat. What other companys make similiar products to these. Unibond is ok but i some times like to use something better on certain surfaces...