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    Beads

    I just use a cheap Stanley one from Screwfix. It goes into the majority of walls. Really solid ones it may not go all the way but just tap them in with a hammer
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    Beads

    It's just a stapler isn't it? I use a stapler now nearly all the time. Even goes into sold walls
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    Hardwall over old skim

    You charge for your 'work'? f**k**g hell
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    Round corners

    You've got 2 options really, say you've quoted for standard way of finishing angles which is with beads as it was never mentioned so that's how it's being done. Or send another quote with extra labour on with a disclaimer you've never done it before and may need sanding down after and you can't...
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    Hardwall over old skim

    The best thing is I don't think he knows why what he's done is funny. He'll do it the same on the next one
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    Hardwall over old skim

    He's an absolute cowboy
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    Hardwall over old skim

    I really hope this is a joke. But I kind of know it isn't
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    Hardwall over old skim

    Why would you ever take wood chip off a ceiling?
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    Hardwall over old skim

    Looks like loose paint all over it?
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    Scrim

    I do similar but just use a brush and abit of PVA, dab it here and there at the joins and will stay stuck for however long you need it to
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    Artex ceiling, Zombie mix, strategy advice please,

    Don't think it matters what pattern artex is you, I can't see how anyone can get a good finish skimming straight over first coat. It'll be all pitted when you look closely at it
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    Artex ceiling, Zombie mix, strategy advice please,

    Out of interest have you just started out? As I can't see how any plasterer would second coat on top of a sloping wet first coat or why anyone would need to do 3 coats
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    Artex ceiling, Zombie mix, strategy advice please,

    With your method those ceilings must be a right state
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    How straight and flat can you get it?

    Just don't understand how you can put a straight edge on plasterboard or hardwall and it's great, then skim it and it's got hollows. I really don't
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    How straight and flat can you get it?

    Exactly. Said he could board it perfect, skim it and then... Hollows in skim onto board sounds like you should go get another job
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    Trying get into plastering trade at 31 :)

    Worst thing you could do is start in kitchens and bathrooms. Majority use kitchen or bathroom paint which is shiney and will show up every mark you leave, of which there will be many
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    It’s coming along

    Starting to get the hang of what?
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    PVA onto dark/half-dry ceiling

    You can never leave PVA to long before a second coat, wouldn't make any difference. Lesson is probably just quote to overboard every time, much nicer days work and stops any problems. You'll lose a few jobs on price but each job you quote will be double the labour so it evens up
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    Pricing

    Think you're obsessed pal. Jealousy is an ugly trait
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    Pricing

    Hate prucks me
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    Priced up

    f**k me how has tax now got into it lol. All I said was I got £1300 labour this week and he called me a lieing commie c**t so thought I'd prove him wrong. I'm aware I pay tax on my earnings...
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    Priced up

    Well done. Got called a liar, proved him wrong. Just move on pal (y)
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    Priced up

    Stop commenting then (y)
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    Pricing

    I've done 2 ceilings in the same house 100s of times. If they say they can't shift the stuff I just don't do the job
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    Pricing

    How sales are down, that's the point :coffe: As I say I wouldn't do it, but there's some silly f**k*d out there would probably do it for £150
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    Priced up

    Lol called me a liar saying I earnt £1300 for a week, showed him bank statement for £5200 so exactly £1300 a week (albeit a couple of hundred is probably materials) but if you say so :coffe:
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    Pricing

    I wouldn't fancy it for that price and especially over what looks like pretty heavy artex. But still probably an 8-4 job and making £240 for the day, so £30 an hour
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    Pricing

    It's been a strangely busy start to the year, loads of phone calls, some time wasters but 50 odd quotes since the start of the year. Could be because of uncertainty so more people choosing not to move, and do up their own houses instead? Either way not complaining
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    Priced up

    Couldn't care less. If I get told I'm a liar then I like to show I'm not, don't see anything wrong with that
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    Priced up

    Just proving someone wrong (y)
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    Lucky break, and is plastic fantastic?

    That's me all the way to the bank :coffe:
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    Lucky break, and is plastic fantastic?

    Not at all. Just if someone says I'm £100 a day labourer thought I'd prove the c**t wrong (y)
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    Lucky break, and is plastic fantastic?

    Christ didn't want your life story lol
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    Lucky break, and is plastic fantastic?

    Alot of people don't like their work looking s**t even if it is only before it's painted. Alot of the time builders might not see it painted just see it looking s**t and ring a different plasterer next time. So you don't even skim regularly?
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    Lucky break, and is plastic fantastic?

    They probably had decent gear to use
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    Pigs Ear

    Should of just copied and pasted what I said :coffe:
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    Priced up

    Hahaha
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    Pigs Ear

    PvA the wall again a couple of times, if it dries completely within 5 minutes give it another coat. Go buy a bag of bonding and level up all the bits you've chiseled off. Wait for it to firm up with a few dark patches, and then skim the lot again. That's assuming the old wall is solid, if not...
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    If ever a story summed up climate change

    That's well written. Still a problem with it though. It's all your opinion. There's nothing in there with any substance. Other than every scientist, with decades of education have all graduated and decided to ignore everything they've learnt in relation to fair testing etc. You've got no basis...
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    Priced up

    Well the moneys just gone in my account so that's all I'm worried about. Not the opinion of some plonker on a forum who can't believe a plasterers earning far more than him :coffe: Talking of accounts actually, got my previous month's right next to me. There ya go £5225, not to bad for...
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    Priced up

    Still abit off, as you know plastering materials are dirt cheap which helps
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    Priced up

    All domestic, working in bulk standard houses usually. Turn up on time whenever I arrange a quote, text them an hour before hand to let them know I've not forgotten, and get 90% of jobs I quote. I've got a good reputation in the area whereas alot of plasterers near me don't. 20 odd 5 star...
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    Priced up

    Not saying I am. Just people bizzarely thinking I'm making up what I'm earning this week, when I earn that every week
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    Priced up

    If you say so. I'll screenshot the invoice for the last 2 days if you want :coffe:
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    Priced up

    Nice feeling when other plasterers don't believe what you're earning :coffe:
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    Priced up

    Just because you can't earn that in 3 and half days doesn't mean I can't :coffe:
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    Priced up

    If you say so. This week I've got £1300 labour on, and that's with a half day Thursday. :coffe: just remembered I had yesterday off aswell ha, not a bad week!
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    Priced up

    Just a realist. Fail to quote for a job and charge double for materials you're going to get called up on it now and then. Can't moan about it when you do
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    Priced up

    I do, I quote before I do the work... And we've seen your plastering, you shouldn't really be commenting on here
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