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    Floating hardwall

    wait till the hardwalls gone hard but not set and rub it up with a wet sponge float, or sponge it like sand and cement render with a yellow sponge. Hardwalls too sticky to rub up with a regular float.
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    colouring plaster

    add fabric dye to your mixes, deffo works
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    Advice on sand

    what lime mix do you use Olican? 6:1:1 , i'm interested in using silver sand but does it not crack like if you were to use soft sand? how thick do you lay it on?
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    Cream of Tartar

    yeah it does hold it back a bit, more u put in more it holds back, wouldn't reccomend though as it can trowel up different
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    Cream of Tartar

    yes it does
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    Its not for me!

    Yep, just someone takin' the piss
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    Its not for me!

    This is possibly is the gayest fake ass s**t i have ever come across in my life, :RpS_lol:
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    refina power float

    defenitely worth a try mate, i was even toying with the idea of putting some kind of home made attachment on my small refina drill! like a sponge or plastic circular disk, come on lets boycott refina - greedy bastards lol
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    refina power float

    they can get away with charging the earth because no one else is really selling them in the UK, so there is no competition. Surely you could buy a whole sheet of this rubber orange sponge sheeting? maybe for a fiver, anyone have any internet links?
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    boxed standard plasterer to lime plastering

    If you're using plumb dot and screed you shouldn't have to worry too much about suction control, all houses were done with this method back in the day. Ask the guru on here his name is essexandy.
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    boxed standard plasterer to lime plastering

    High suction control has anyone got any tips? whatever u do don't control the suction with pva, pva and lime don't mix. You need a certain amount of suction for the lime to go off, it's not setting material so if it's just sitting there with no suction it will crack or not go off at all
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    refina power float

    just seen a filzomat for 100 quid , eibenstock one is about 300 quid :confused:
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    refina power float

    is that the pad with black plastic blades on? or is it a whole plastic circular pad? figured it would be handy having this machine for trowelling up multi-finish, my elbows are getting worn out:RpS_mellow:
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    refina power float

    yes they do have a orange sponge for plaster
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    refina power float

    Does anyone know whether you can trowel up or polish multi with these machines? i know you can sponge up plaster and render with them
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    Floating over thermalite blockwork

    I do a lot of commercial AND domestic work down in london, and all the plastering i see on commercial sites down here is SHITE.
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    Rendering and pva?

    Can you use this instant cleaner pro to make sand and cement stick? and if it falls off/cracks can you use a recovery programme?!:RpS_thumbsup:
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    spatula section

    Why did you buy a speedskim and a s*p*r*lex? aren't they both spatulas? or are u on about the s*p*r*lex trowels?
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    Rendering and pva?

    whatever happened to a good old slurry coat? or spatterdash or scudd coating? , 1 sand 1 cement, no pva no sbr, works everytime. They do it everywhere else in europe and particulary ireland. sticks to everything and creates a good base for your render coat. If your sand & cement is not stuck...
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    plaziflex???????

    if u take your gear off a metal hawk using a plazzi u will scratch the plazzi to ****. use a plastic hawk or polyerthane hawk if your laying on with a plazzi. i have experimented using a plazzi doing a whole wall laying on and trowelling up with no metal trowel , gave a nice finish as less fat...
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    Badly rendered wall - any rememdy?

    or you could give it a tight sand cement slurry coat (1 sand 1 cement) trowel that up and sponge it up? just a thought
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    Badly rendered wall - any rememdy?

    only way to get out of this is to scrape on 3 tight and i mean TIGHT coats of exterior filler on the whole job (like in taping and jointing) sand it down and repaint.Filler is expensive but would be cheaper than knocking it all off and re-rendering. the renderer who ****** up should be knocking...
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    Badly rendered wall - any rememdy?

    well said bubblebobble!! there's some memorable quotes coming from this forum! "looks like the irish sea on a windy day" and "Main thing to remember is that it SHOULD BE BLOODY FLAT." haha , looks nice sponging it up but if you don't flatten it with a float your fooked!
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    A GUIDE TO FLOATING WALLS

    good guide kirk , good to see plumb dot screed explained on tinternet it's a forgotten art, i think its more accurate less messy and a lot of instances quicker, been using it on a posh job in victoria london , other spread on site was laughing at me - he thinks its a 'diy' thing when its not...
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    A GUIDE TO FLOATING WALLS

    skimmin2day sounds like he knows **** all about plastering , plumb dot is the rolls royce of straightening walls , simples
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    Dot and screed, am I the only one?

    freerider, plumb dot and screed is the holy grail of old school plastering, it was unheard of to do it any other way back in the day. Freehand ruling is rubbish compared to it and trust me i've done a lot of both. Keep on screeding my friend.
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    plastic trowels for external rendering

    plastic trowels are the new sponge float!!!!!!! buy em from refina to polish your multifinish up loverly! ( when the finish is all hard but still pink) use em like in the vid above to 'float up' sand & cement like a normal float but it is a 'flexible float' (keep your multifinish plastic...
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    plastic trowels for external rendering

    Plastic trowel on S&C - YouTube
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