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  1. rt88

    Overcoating ewi - dry dash finish

    Cheers malc, one of my neighbours tried this but to be honest it removed quite alot of the chips. He got a company in to clean it with a solution, whether or not that was the problem in not sure. I'm In the West Coast of Scotland, heavy rain and wind constantly, so render never stays looking...
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    Overcoating ewi - dry dash finish

    Not posted for a while. Bought my house 9 years ago, ewi was done 11/12 years ago and the dry dash finish could be doing with a freshing up in the next couple of years. I've overcoated plenty of dry dash with enewalls exposed aggregate top coat and the stone pack equivalent. So there's no...
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    Pinning mesh

    That was the guy giving me a hands exact arguement, suppose there's always going to be different views on things and that's why I always like different opinions rather than just assume I'm always right
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    Pinning mesh

    Exactly my argument, cheers for clarifying that one
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    Pinning mesh

    Patch over the pin sounds like a good idea, will just be a normal scratch with the scratchcomb to take a dry dash finish. Still loads of that gets done up here in scotland and is mostly all the external work I get.
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    Pinning mesh

    Thats what I was going for, sometimes just prefer to hear it from more than just myself when doing something for the first time
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    Pinning mesh

    In the next few weeks I've got a job where it will be the first time I'm using a spec which recommends pinning render mesh to the existing render. Mostly all the jobs I've done up until now have been striped right back to the brick. Using my common sense I would reckon it should be pinned while...
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    New builds in scotland

    I worked on an ewi job there when I was just labouring about 8 years ago, not the prettiest of places
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    New builds in scotland

    To be honest with you I had that luxury myself up until about 6 months ago when we got a new fleet of vans with trackers etc. Would get all my work out the way for dinnertime then move onto my own private stuff after but unfortunately thats now knocked on the head til evening's and weekend etc...
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    New builds in scotland

    Totally understand that, I'm not self employed though, I've always worked books in. Basically the company I work for have went from doing full house refurbishments internal and external to more mantainance based, so can be a long day at times and I'm used to working at a good pace and should...
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    New builds in scotland

    Just wondering if anyone here from Scotland has done much site work and how is it? I know its only really render and roughcasting for us as basically all internals are and taped and filled. In the 9 years since I left school I've always done refurbishment or domestic jobs but getting boring...
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    Self employment, is it really worth it?

    Probably 40% of my work is there, it's funny everyone from round here hates it but anytime you meet someone English who's moved up or theres quite a few American ex Servicemen they all say they love it
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    Self employment, is it really worth it?

    I'm ten minutes from there, it's been left behind the rest of the world
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    think theres more than 1 coat going on there
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    Actually remember the webber guy doing a demo for us in college at the start of my apprenticeship, totally forgot all about it til just now. I'm pretty sure I got a t-shirt with "one coat dash in a flash" right across it
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    That's exactly what I've got surerend enewall, that's what most the merchants round here stock. I'll throw a bit of accelerator in the scratch and maybe give the bit of cement a bash! Cheers for the advice as always lads
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    Its pre bagged render I've been bought for it to match the house, all fell off when they where changing the lead putting the new roof on. But that's a good shout for sand and cement. Suppose I could just buy an accelerator just wasnt sure if it was frowned upon doing it the same day. My times...
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    Scratchcoat for dry dash

    Not posted for a while but got conflicting ideas on how to go about a job. I've got a chimney to dry dash which isn't a massive job. When working with my dad and his boss I was always taught scratcoat one day then dry dash on another which obviously on a full house or whatever is how I would...
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    Universal One Coat

    I did it this way, brought the wall out til it was flat with the first pass, maybe 7-9mm, then went over it again with about a 3mm coat when it took up a bit. Then sponged it. Still not made my mind up whether it was the length of time it took or the material itself I didnt like but it wasnt for me.
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    Universal One Coat

    I know this thread is over 6 months old but finally got round to trying this the other day when I noticed some one coat in jewsons. I was going over a heavy bark effect artex on bathroom walls. Looks like the majority of you where right, took ages to go off and dont like needing to bring all the...
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    Stilts

    Yes, finding I'm getting alot more time working on larger areas rather than moving hops ups and batons about. Managed to get decent straps from b and q and just took it from there. Not 100% confident in using them above 8 foot ceiling just yet though.
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    Stilts

    Got a pair of stilts given too me today by another plasterer that couldn't get the hang of them. Used them for a small ceiling this morning and could definitely see myself using them alot, only problem I have with them is the top strap didnt feel tight enough (probably my daft skinny legs) and...
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    rendering over paint

    [QE="tapit, post: 1262241, member: 36003"] Explain why paint on and why patching area not taken off please the house is being repainted and the area that needs patched, it's only the top coat of render that has come away. He has started painting the house and now the patches really stand out...
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    rendering over paint

    Have been asked by a friend to do 2 or 3, 1m2 patches to his render(floated sand and cement), the problem I have is he has already freshly put on his first coat of paint. Looking for the best way to get the paint off as I have never had to do this? Cheers
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    Universal One Coat

    Thanks for that mate. I do quite a lot of going over artex at my work and always bond and skim, sometimes just put bonding in the finish for the first coat but after someone mentioning this today thought I would get another few opinions. Looks like al stick with the tried and tested method. Just...
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    Universal One Coat

    That's the usual way I go about it was just wondering if anyone had tried it before. I've heard the setting times are unpredictable with it
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    Universal One Coat

    Has anyone tried universal one coat over artex? Got a full room to do, 4 walls and ceiling over quite thick artex and someone mentioned trying this?
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    dodgy multi

    Re-skimmed a chimney breast on the same street as this job on the way home from work today, same situation old sand and cement crumbling away. Was prepared this time with pinkgrip as I thought the same situation would happen. @zombie Thanks for that again mate. Learned more tips reading through...
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    dodgy multi

    had to use it to fit beads and had 12 to do, walls where crumbling if I tried to fix them any other way, got one wall on and that was the mix gubbed. Lesson learned now, thanks for the input, appreciated
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    dodgy multi

    was out doing a homer today, went to b and q for plaster, gear set after 25 minutes in the bucket? why is going on???
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    Any Leicester fans on here

    Brendan Rodgers has totally went back on everything he said and made himself out to be everything he1 say1s he was against. but no one is as big as our club and we will go on. Also the board had their chance to back the man, twice summer and January, and they never, he took the club as far as he...
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    apprentice looking for advice

    yes, I'm 23, worked as a plasterer for 3 years before getting my apprenticeship
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    apprentice looking for advice

    this is the sort of work I don't do on site but do in college I would like to further
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    apprentice looking for advice

    Been a while since my first post but just looking for some input from experienced plasterers. Currently serving my time with the local council, have 1 year til my trade test. Just wondering what everyone's Input is on wages? my dilemma is try go out myself or work on sites and make 600/700 a...
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    electricians

    seems to be a similar story all the time for us, Maybe 2 or 3 times a week we get a similar phone call
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    electricians

    three quarters of a sheet of plasterboard to repair it
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    electricians

    gaffer phones, there's a couple of holes in ceiling to be patched, sparks couldn't find a cable.
  38. rt88

    First Post

    haha good to know mate sound exactly like my old man there Andy, says it will be harder for me to earn what we deserve cause there's chancers everywhere.
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    First Post

    also @stuart23 and @Fatarm, always old firm fans everywhere, even a plasterers forum haha
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    First Post

    Thank for the replies everyone, seems like a good place for advise from experienced plasterers. I totally agree it's a specialist trade and was wondering what the market was for it, as all the plasterers I've worked with have never even mentioned it so it came as a shock to see such a chunk of...
  41. rt88

    First Post

    Hello, first time posting, basically I'm still an apprentice and the question I was wanting to ask is, if any, how much work is there in fibourous plastering. I have laboured for several years doing patching after rewires and small ceilings etc and finally got an apprenticeship. But as I work...
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