Achieving a solid colour when dry

Arti

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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.
did you do any vids scottie 2 hottie ??
 

Djr

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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.
 

Arti

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non suitable for a family program marra .

joking aside im actually painfully shy so that whole youtube type of shameless self promotion thing would fill me with dread if im honest. :(
dont worry, just get vince to do it and you tell him what to do...........(y). you can help him get rid of his glut marks....................:coffe:
 

Djr

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Rossi46

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Djr

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Multi finish and board finish should dry out blank. But once the painters on our site have done all the towelling in the world doesn't matter . They just bollock it on any old way making a decent finish look wank because of the way they paint it .
 

scottie5

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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?

it'll all come with experience bud but that only comes with time.
the sanz plastic isn't a magic wand and it looks a bit s**t but will make a bit of difference to the final dried appearance.
I just try and put as little water on it as I can.
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
non suitable for a family program marra .

joking aside im actually painfully shy so that whole youtube type of shameless self promotion thing would fill me with dread if im honest. :(

Just charge £500 a man to learn how to finish !!
 

Jurek

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fair enough, vince. i went through stage a year or two ago with it and loved it. absolutely adored it. would a whole room on in one and think why dont people use this? apart form the porr distributon. then i put an artex ceiling o and it flash set. fcuk me. can still remember it. was a job i walked away from and expected a call back. luckl i never got one. i might try it again looking at your pics. in fact, im gonna finish this b and b im doing - woman was on four in a bed - and go and get some from ccf . god bless you, vince
 

Vincey

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fair enough, vince. i went through stage a year or two ago with it and loved it. absolutely adored it. would a whole room on in one and think why dont people use this? apart form the porr distributon. then i put an artex ceiling o and it flash set. fcuk me. can still remember it. was a job i walked away from and expected a call back. luckl i never got one. i might try it again looking at your pics. in fact, im gonna finish this b and b im doing - woman was on four in a bed - and go and get some from ccf . god bless you, vince
cream of ta tar in as well ?
 

Vincey

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fair enough, vince. i went through stage a year or two ago with it and loved it. absolutely adored it. would a whole room on in one and think why dont people use this? apart form the porr distributon. then i put an artex ceiling o and it flash set. fcuk me. can still remember it. was a job i walked away from and expected a call back. luckl i never got one. i might try it again looking at your pics. in fact, im gonna finish this b and b im doing - woman was on four in a bed - and go and get some from ccf . god bless you, vince
Weird,flattened first coat yesterday on a tiny artex overskim,waiting for it to firm up and couldn't stop thinking about you and the plasterboard brigade,lol
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hail hail

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Hate them because they look s**t on websites. Some clients see these marks and think your a hallion and don't want ya anywhere near their house :(
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
I'm devastated. Got a bend in my trowel. Need a new one but putting off saying goodbye :crying:. I'm now doing reveals and left corners with my trowel upside down. Bumped into one from the forum last week and he told me there's nothing I can do about it. Boo.
 

funkycarl

Active Member
Went back to a job had to skim a celing so I thought I would have a look at the dining room I did last week 3 walls looked ok but 1 wall had water marks all over it i was like wtf can't get my head round its got to be something but what
 

hail hail

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Went back to a job had to skim a celing so I thought I would have a look at the dining room I did last week 3 walls looked ok but 1 wall had water marks all over it i was like wtf can't get my head round its got to be something but what



There's a difference between water marks and stripes in a finished wall. Once painted, stripes you won't see, water marks will stand out when painted over. IMO anyway!
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
I'm devastated. Got a bend in my trowel. Need a new one but putting off saying goodbye :crying:. I'm now doing reveals and left corners with my trowel upside down. Bumped into one from the forum last week and he told me there's nothing I can do about it. Boo.

You can jess mate ...buy a fuucking new trowel.....icant believe im sat at a bar on sunday evening telling lads to buy trowels when im gonna stamp on mines in the morning.
My god this pubs quiet
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
You can jess mate ...buy a fuucking new trowel.....icant believe im sat at a bar on sunday evening telling lads to buy trowels when im gonna stamp on mines in the morning.
My god this pubs quiet

Hey, I'm grieving over here, plasterers have feelings too y'know :cry::crying:
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
You say that Jess, but you know you have always hankered for another shiny tool to get your hands on.........oh yes you have........secretly eh?.... I feel that like all you girls, you'll get over it pretty soon.
 
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