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  1. M


    Hello people recently skimmed a sitting room celing and it has weird marks all over it was not artex celing got seal with 2 coats pva and skimmed in nicely you can not feel the marks but they look terrible there going to paint it and see if it covers any help would be great don't no what it is...
  2. R

    Best rendering system to use on a whole house re-render job?

    Hi, I'd like to know which render product is recommended to use on a refurbishment/ extension and which to steer clear from. The old house was previously rendered in a cement based render which is being taken off, exposing red brick and the new extension is concrete blockwork. Do you have any...
  3. J

    Advice please... The plasterer said I create ridges and ripples by handsanding

    Hi everyone, your advice is needed, please. I have had someone to re-skim my 1980s house. I have never done this before so I have no idea what I am looking for. However, I am not happy with some of the work what I feel is quite terrible. Holes, pimples, ridges, bumps are in the walls and...
  4. S

    New built uneven ceiling?

    Hello! I was hoping to get some advice. I moved into a new build flat and whilst getting a snagging list together I discovered unevenness across all ceilings in the flat. I've reported this and it's getting fixed now, as I it just didn't seem like the ceiling should be this uneven. I would...
  5. A

    Damp patch on newly plastered wall

    Hi all, I have had my wall replastered approximately 2 months ago and I have this patch that persists. I have kept the room well ventilated and have recently had the heating on to try and encourage the dark area to dry out (although it is not particularly damp). I have been told to gently...
  6. R

    ? Sand and cement, ? K-rend, ? SBR first what do you pros think

    Hi Guys, You have helped me in the past and hope you come up trump's again. Small garden wall, looking to render it. I have done some rendering in the past and it's been alright, good enough. But there is so much conflicting advice bon the concrete block planters. There is no DPM, and I would...
  7. J

    Could use some advice

    Hi all, Please can I get some input. I am 22 and work in sales, I have about 3 1/2 years of sales experience and I earn good money for my age. I am pretty good at the job and I do enjoy certain aspects however, over the last 6 months, sitting at a desk all day, taking orders from my asshole...
  8. T

    Could someone explain to me about Damp Proofing?

    Hi there I just wondered if someone could help me out and explain to me the various solutions on how to fix damp and how to know what type of damp it is in the first place. (Rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation etc) Currently i sub contract to a couple of businesses that plaster and...
  9. Rhoda

    Is this correct?

    Some young guys plastered my ceiling but said it was not necessary to put in the corner mesh. However, it does not look neat and I want to clean corner. Can I add the corner Mesh to the outside of the plaster and smooth over it with Polyfilla? I just want to tidy it up before I paint it.
  10. S

    Wheres the best place to advertise?

    Ive recently gone self employed and just looking for some advice for the best places to advertise. Im currently signed up with Skillhouse directory and ive had 2 jobs from it this month, it cost me 35 pound to join for a month with no contract and choose my own working mile radius so im happy...
  11. Mbk04

    Pitting on overskims

    Hi all, anyone got the cause and cure of pitting on overskims, its mainly when im going over artex. I don't have a pic but basically it looks a bit like acne..and can look matter how much I trowel it it doesn't go. i know that it paints over fine but at certain light angles it makes...
  12. B

    Plastering window surround

    Hi everyone! This is my first post on this forum. I have done a little bit of skimming with good success but I am still very much an amateur, and I am hoping someone can help me with this question! I need to skim the surround for my window, but I do not need to skim the adjoining wall. Is...
  13. A

    female looking for experience/apprenticeship Manchester

    Hi, I'm Aly and I'm 19 and looking to get into the industry, I have recently completed A levels but have always wanted a job in a trade.. I've found it hard finding an apprenticeship in Manchester or any kind of labouring roles as nobody seems to want to take on a girl or someone with no...
  14. R

    Advice Wanted, Kitchen Ceiling

    Hi all, Brand new to the forum today. My kitchen ceiling has been plastered (family member, long time ago) and you can see 2 distinctive cracked lines where the plasterboard joins and it's fairly uneven, to be honest with you. When the lights are on you can see how uneven the ceiling is...
  15. cornsack

    My experience starting out

    Hi all, Been following this forum on and off for a while now and thought it was time I introduce myself before I start posting. I'm Charlie and I'm a relatively new plasterer. I am hardworking and keen to learn as much as I possibly can. I am honest and I have respect for those with more...
  16. K

    Hiding soot stained chimney breast with battens/plywood/plasterboard

    all Just looking for some advice or ideas to cover up the attached picture situation please. Log/coal fire my mum had didn't have flexible flue installed so soot build up in chimney only discovered after painting walls. Getting flue installed now etc but the stains will continue to come...
  17. C

    Need your HELP!!

    Slightly off topic yet I feel this is so important to so many people who probabily use this forum! Please can everyone sign this petition and share on LinkedIn, facebook, Twitter or any other forums & social media which you all use. In advance, THANK YOU...