Achieving a solid colour when dry

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Lee10

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Although my finish is flat with no hollows and look great painted why is it when it's dried out i see trowel marks everywhere. Although it looks rough it's as smooth as a baby's bum.

Thoughts please
 

zombie

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Everyone gets them now mate,

I trowel up at times with no water at all and still get them!

Looks perfect wet and dog s**t when dry but like you say perfect when painted.

Certainly spoils the finished job though..hey ho
 

s61

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Multi finish is s**t
 

s61

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Marshalltown start to finish this one bag looked that bad when dry had to photograph it the rest was fine
 

Dropsalot

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Marshalltown start to finish this one bag looked that bad when dry had to photograph it the rest was fine
Maybe too much fat worked with dirty water? Were you stretched a bit when you put it on? I'm sure it will paint ok.
 

s61

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Maybe too much fat worked with dirty water? Were you stretched a bit when you put it on? I'm sure it will paint ok.
Don't use a lot of water hardly ever put too much on these days. It was the only bag that didn't have black bits in it
 

Dropsalot

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Don't use a lot of water hardly ever put too much on these days. It was the only bag that didn't have black bits in it
Must be a rogue bag then. I do smallish hits, and only use water to wet the trowel, mine doesn't dry like that (yet).

Btw @plasterman, like the look of that wall, grey might be the new pink.
 

Dropsalot

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Although my finish is flat with no hollows and look great painted why is it when it's dried out i see trowel marks everywhere. Although it looks rough it's as smooth as a baby's bum.

Thoughts please
Thinking about it mate, might be worn trowel edge. Check it against a straight edge?
 

scottie5

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trowelling up dry will leave it mint.
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or for a bit of kidology a sanz Spanish plastic trowel about ten quid 1 very quick final pass will wipe any remaining moisture off any finish leaving a very uniform finish
but will also shine it to fcuk and ripple it to bollox if used to early.
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trowelling up dry will leave it mint.
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or for a bit of kidology a sanz Spanish plastic trowel about ten quid 1 very quick final pass will wipe any remaining moisture off any finish leaving a very uniform finish
but will also shine it to fcuk and ripple it to bollox if used to early.
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f**k me scottie you make me feel bad posting that...mine dont look like that...is that uniform finish down to just a final trowel with a plastic, anything else?
 

scottie5

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Although my finish is flat with no hollows and look great painted why is it when it's dried out i see trowel marks everywhere. Although it looks rough it's as smooth as a baby's bum.

Thoughts please

when you give it a final wipe try spinning your trowel over (hold it upside down).
and cross it with the back edge of the trowel blade it will have less wear on that side, be straighter and will leave a much better looking finish when completely dry.
 

roryston

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Very little water and a slippery second coat (wet) also lay your second coat in flat leaving little trowel lines so you dont end up dragging fat about

I used to get a amazing uniform finish with a refina plastic trowel but have achieved just as good with marshalltown.

Its how you hit it, less water and how many trowels you give it that leaves you a uniform finish.

But on a lot of backgrounds you will never get perfect dryed finish.
 
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