Acceptable finish?

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SebWilliams

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Hi all,

Completely new here, im a builder by trade and im doing my own place, i don't plaster so subbed it out to someone who came recommended.

Would you class this is an acceptable finish? Its pretty bumpy to the touch, I understand im showing it in the worse possible light by shining a light down it, but how else do you inspect a good job?

Im a bit of a perfectionist so am i just being overly fussy? Would appreciate opinions from you boys who do it day in/day out.
 

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Kasper

Active Member
Shining light down it doesn't help but is the same in the daylight ? It looks rough but seen worse on here.
Was the area he plastered quite big ? Looks like he left the first coat too long without flattering it down and it all when to s**t from there.
But yeah that's not acceptable finish
 

Elite exteriors

Well-Known Member
Hi all,

Completely new here, im a builder by trade and im doing my own place, i don't plaster so subbed it out to someone who came recommended.

Would you class this is an acceptable finish? Its pretty bumpy to the touch, I understand im showing it in the worse possible light by shining a light down it, but how else do you inspect a good job?

Im a bit of a perfectionist so am i just being overly fussy? Would appreciate opinions from you boys who do it day in/day out.
You cannot shine light down it to inspect it end of story You could have the best plasterer in the world and doing that would make his work look completely different just look on here about glancing light there's someone like you every week asking the same thing
 

Stewie03

Well-Known Member
Give it a base coat and see what it likes with natural light on it before calling the spread back in
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
To task light a wall properly.
one light at each end shining along the wall. one light in the middle of the wall shining straight on. all lights must be 110v. as 240v can not be used on a building site in uk.
then show us the photos.
if you just shine a light across a sheet of glass it will look like the seven seas.
 

Spudknit

Well-Known Member
Shine a light against bricks,a plasterboard,a fit birds arse there all will all look rough as casper
 

John j

Mono Don
To task light a wall properly.
one light at each end shining along the wall. one light in the middle of the wall shining straight on. all lights must be 110v. as 240v can not be used on a building site in uk.
then show us the photos.
if you just shine a light across a sheet of glass it will look like the seven seas.
Thought it would shine through it
 

Steve Brown

Well-Known Member
You cannot shine light down it to inspect it end of story You could have the best plasterer in the world and doing that would make his work look completely different just look on here about glancing light there's someone like you every week asking the same thing
Yes I agree with you but that work is shite!!!
Light or no light.
 

Imago

Well-Known Member
You're not a "builder by trade". You might take on building jobs, but you're not a builder by trade or you wouldn't be asking daft questions on here.
@Imago do you reckon this guy is qualified like yourself?
As you say, I doubt most in the construction industry would need to ask if a finish was acceptable or not. Well, with the possible exception of scaffolders and QS'.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hi all,

Completely new here, im a builder by trade and im doing my own place, i don't plaster so subbed it out to someone who came recommended.

Would you class this is an acceptable finish? Its pretty bumpy to the touch, I understand im showing it in the worse possible light by shining a light down it, but how else do you inspect a good job?

Im a bit of a perfectionist so am i just being overly fussy? Would appreciate opinions from you boys who do it day in/day out.
What's your number?
 
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