Anyone else had bond it fail?
Came through the plaster on me like wallpaper.
Obviously I did the right thing - rubbed a bit of fat on it at the end and ran off. Wont be getting a call back cos it's a flip house but what might have caused it?
I'm thinking either lab put it on too thin, I...
We're just about to start work on this bad boy. Smashing the shite out of the ground floor and moving the doors and windows around.
Be pretty much the case that the whole front will need re rendered.
The job's in Milford and it's more than I want to take on because I don't really do any...
Anyone done one of these?
Given the quality of short plastering courses, I'm deeply suspicious.
Seen one, £900 for two weeks and in that two weeks they'll teach me all aspects of bathroom renovation. Plastering, tiling, plumbing - the lot! From scratch! No experience necessary!
Customer has been behind me and isn't happy about what he feels is overcharging him on a dehumidifier.
Basically I quoted him £30 a day for it and he's found that I'll only have paid for the first 3 days when the machine was on the job 6, so the way he figures, my price is £90 heavy.
Got a little bit of a building front to do. The customer wants it painting but there's some damaged s&c to replace and a decorative band to add in place of some shitty pvc.
Thing is - when can I paint the render. Can't really afford to play it by ear cos there's going to be a £300 a day...
How long do you lot's washing machines last?
Dunno about you but everything I own is full of sand. Trousers full of sand. Pockets full of sand and screws. Money all full of sand.
How long before the washing machine is full of sand and packs up?
I've got some patching to do where the render has come off in sheets.
It's easy to see why, the fella who did it scratched it with a broom.
I'm not sure if this is some sort of scudding onto poured concrete or not.
Can I use some sort of glue on to this or should I investigate further?
Right...I don't usually touch render, but I should be able to manage this...iss only a bit of a patch, where some decorative shite is being pulled out, so I reckon I can fill that, screed it off the existing and rub it up.
What's the crack with SBR? Paint the blockwork with it? If so, do I use...
Just curious....is it just me or does anyone else struggle to get them dead straight?
I put a couple of floor to ceiling ones on the other day and maddened myself trying to eye them in.
I'd never really thought about it before so I paid special attention to others around the building.....if...
What do I need to know?
I have a very small job to do tomorrow, bu tit's awkward, I need a lift to do it and it's winter in Ireland. The sooner I'm away, the better.
I can't even inspect properly until the job's underway.
So - how quickly does accelerator work? And what else do I need to...
Customer want to use a product. There's been some movement in the building and it's cracked, allowing water ingress which has destroyed two flats.
Customer states that water ingress is definitely from this crack.
Customer states that the building won't move any more.
Customer feels that sand...
I've always used a Marshaltown handyhawkboard.
It cost me £40 and I was very happy with it.
I'vve noticed that most people use one, so clearly, they are very happy with them too.
But because I'm tight and needed a handyhawkboard in a hurry, I bought a polyurothane one.
It cost me £20 and I...
I'm pricing up a bit of a job at the moment and wondering what to charge.
Float and set a corner here. Make good.
Build out and skim two window walls @2.4x3.6 Windows are 2.6x1.8 Replace skirting and sills.
Paint. and generally make good.
Repaint front door gloss black outside and British...
I've got an area stripped that I *think* has been affected by black mould caused by rubbish storage in a cold indoor area.
Well, the customer thinks that so that's what we're running with - straight replaster.
I know I can get mould retardant paint which I'll be using but is there any admix...
I've only gone and dropped a bucket of magnolia paint off the ladder, haven't I?
Hard work and a lot of water has shifted the worst of it but there's still boot prints.
Surface is smooth tarmac.
Any magic stuff for shifting boot prints? Will patio cleaner do it? I was wondering id I could...
Saw this fella on Rogue traders last night.
I know he's a member on here but I don't know his username.
He'll be looking for work just now, most likely on here. For Christ's sake, don't hire him. The last fella who gave him a job, he pulled their...
Gents (and @JessThePlasterer and @little G** bloke)
I've not done this before - what do I need to know about doing it? - the area was damp previously - problem with windows that's now been fixed. Is it a good or bad idea to use bonding to build it back out?
Not the big tubs that you get on site but small sealed ones - if so, what's the best stuff?
I've got some big holes to fill and a couple of reveals to build back out - not being a renderer, I don't have a mixer (renting one seems a bit of overkill) and turning it by hand wouldn't be ideal due...
This internal wall has a problem. The plaster appears to be sound but as you can see, salt and all sorts of shite has trashed the paintwork. There is a crack in the external wall but it doesn't appear to be consistent with the damp/mouldy patch.
A cowboy builder, caged after being exposed by the Mercury, is pursuing a new career after being behind bars – after enrolling on a plastering course, sources close to the shamed tradesman claim.
The shameless Builder now uses an extensive facebook advertising campaign - Link...
I got the start I was after - the guy even paid me, which was nice.
Learned quite a bit in the time I was there, but they ran out of work and the firm has evaporated - as they do. I'd forgotten about that bit of the job.
So I'm a little further on than I was before. Turns out that I can hold...
First post, so be nice.
I'm looking for some experience/improvement time. Willing to work for nowt/very cheap.
I have my own tools and am capable of taking on my own jobs, including for jobbing builders, but I'd definitely benefit from working with/for a proper plasterer for a while...