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'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.