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  1. LTJ

    New trowel combo

  2. LTJ

    New trowel combo

    Refina s*p*r*lex 2 is equivalent of a nela mediflex mate (y)
  3. LTJ

    Base coat help

    Best using same as smoother said and would have to be an ewi base coat, can’t be general purpose type basecost
  4. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Cheers mate
  5. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Will do cheers mate
  6. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Just rid of lines and bigger imperfections then
  7. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Cheers mate I’ll try get my first coat near perfect then a tight 2nd
  8. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Cheers mate I’ll try a nice tight 2nd coat again
  9. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    I went with a gang for a couple days just to get some experience and they mixed it wetter than first but put it on thicker than I did before, so I carried on like that
  10. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Did seem to get tiger stripes on some walls funny enough
  11. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Cheers for help mate (y)
  12. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Just lay on neat and tidy then leave to pick up?
  13. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Admittedly I pump it up and down so I’ll try not doing that cheers mate (y)
  14. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    I seemed to be getting better results when I put my second coat on thin as fuuck, been told to put it on thicker, could that be causing pitting?
  15. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Will do mate (y) was using just a trowel at first and I improved quick to be honest so was shown speedskims. I’ll take your advice and go back to basics, let it pick up a bit and flatten, let it go again and trowel sort edges out, wet trowel after and cross trowel
  16. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    He isn’t interested mate, when I skim for a few days straight I get mint results coz I can get my head back into it. I’m thinking of going with someone else for a small while after I get my papers because I need the experience.
  17. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    The video showed me touching a wall, couldn’t make a print just putting my hand to it but could by pressing it in a bit and then could make a mark sliding my finger down but it was massive, does that sound too early for a first trowel after flattening earlier with a spat?
  18. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    On an apprenticeship , 2nd year now, with my dad but he only wants to do airless since about 5 months into my time, I learnt skim well and was doing well but then he took me off it and I’ve lost it, trying to get myself back into it now
  19. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    After flattening in with a spat when wet does this look too early for the next trowel?
  20. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Cheers mate
  21. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    More my way of working at the moment
  22. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    Basically mate I’ve been flattening from the skirting board going up after being told it’s the right way, but now I’m getting imperfections in my work. Used to lay on my second coat and then lightly cross trowel it as my flatten and it seemed to fill any faces or imperfections better. Is cross...
  23. LTJ

    Apprentice question

    I’ve started flattening my second coat in the way I lay it on (up and down) and have been filling pits out which I haven’t been before. Used to give it a light as fuuck ‘cross trowel’ to close it in and get the lines out, but then got told to go up and down, is there a problem with doing it that...
  24. LTJ

    PLASTERERS NEEDED

    Care home build?
  25. LTJ

    Proskim

    Cheers mate(y)i see people raving about the Refina but I’ll get the marshalltown if they’re the same
  26. LTJ

    Proskim

    Anyone used a marshalltown pro slim spat? Looks identical to the refina spat and about half the price
  27. LTJ

    Who's out today then?

    What’s the reason for the carp not breeding well?
  28. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    I was having most dry a nice even colour so this one bugged me
  29. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    It was an over board and I had curved with bonding first but probably had it thicker in there with the skim
  30. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    That’s what I did mate and came up tidy in the end
  31. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    Too wet as in too much water when trowelling?
  32. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    Mainly in that curve mate so could’ve been me playing in there a bit
  33. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    11 inch carbon on it for plenty of pressure towards the end, I cleaned the skirtings off aswell
  34. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    Cheers for the replies lads, the one that tigered I tried the apprentice mistake of trying to flatten with a refina super flex 2 (mediflex) after seeing some lad on Instagram reckoning you could, next trowel after that was probably more edge and pressure which could cause them?
  35. LTJ

    Tiger stripes

    Starting doing small foreigners to get myself skimming again and have been getting them tidy, one did tiger stripe in some places though, what can cause it or what should I try changing?
  36. LTJ

    Apprenticeship help....

    I’m just finishing up my second year and nvq, definitely worth putting the lad through the books and putting through the college system, you’ll get citb grants to help you through it. Might’ve just been the college I went to but I reckon I learnt a decent amount from college, learning from your...
  37. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    cheers mate (y)
  38. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    Cheers mate (y) just need a finisher and the merchants round me only sell ox flexis
  39. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    if you fancy lowering yourself a bit more do you know if the ox flexis decent? Put a nick in my black edition just as it was coming nice:llorando:
  40. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    I need to start carrying some with me I reckon
  41. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    Could’ve done with that, still sat with the stuff
  42. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    I’ve never tried that, about much time will it cut out
  43. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    I was thinking something more Dougie and tam style like plaster darts
  44. LTJ

    She’s soaking wet still

    What do you lads do when the bondings hanging then:endesacuerdo:
  45. LTJ

    Hard decision to make

    I don’t think being family helps it
  46. LTJ

    Hard decision to make

    I don’t think the extra days are covered all the time personally
  47. LTJ

    Hard decision to make

    I can see your point but with the private jobs we’re on it’s more bother than anything, I get it’s easier on your body but we’re easily a day or two over on a job compared to someone skimming, I don’t see the point from the perspective.
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