Now there's no need to get upset all I did was give 2 reasons why I wouldn't use it. The best place you could launch your gimmick is into a skip.
Now apologise for speaking to me like that or I will do all I can to damage your sales. Apologise then shut the f**k up.
I seem to have hit a nerve, you've criticised me because you couldn't defend your product. Also as there is no plaster behind the bead to hold it securely to the wall then it can easily be knocked off even after plastering. Your product is a gimmick and you are a chancer.
I take back what I said about the flexi trowel, today kept it flat and only used it for 2nd and 3rd trowel, fantastic.
I still think the finish needs bulking up so it can be applied in one pass, I'm obsessed by this and always will be .
Thanks for your reply, using one coat for skimming seems expensive. But my main point is that finish is a poor material. Proven by the fact that it needs applying in 2 coats and needs a lot of pressure in the final stages. Using flexi trowels to alleviate that pressure doesn't work as they...
As a plasterer of 30 years it still annoys me that when skimming I need to apply the finish in two coats. To make a good job the first coat needs to be flattened then a fresh mix applied. This is clearly because finish plaster is a poor material. It is also labour intensive...
I used one coat plaster in Holland for a few years and loved the stuff.
Apply 5mm on boards, flatten with a 600mm spatula, orange sponge float, flatten again with 600mm spatula then polish with a smaller spatula or trowel. Job done.
British gypsum recommends 8mm on boards but up to you...
Not really that's why I'm asking for advice. Having thought about it I'm going to hire a wall scabbler which will remove the paint and key the brick. If there's no suction then I'll slurry, scratch coat with mesh and pin it same day if I think it needs pinning.
Thanks for the advice, I'll get as much paint off as possible, it's fibreglass mesh going into sand/cement.
It seems a good idea to pin the scratch coat same day and cover the fixings with a bit of mesh and slurry.
I'm going to be rendering over painted brickwork, will give it an SBR/cement slurry and bed mesh into the scratch coat.
I'm going to fix it to the brick and would like to know what the best fixings are and do I fit them on the day I do the scratch coat or the next day.