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

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Project manager sounds just as much a clown as the plasterer. Chances are he’s had a nice drink off the “plasterer” to keep him sweet.!
Most the people on here are decent at what they do, I’m sure there is someone that would take on the job and do it well. Project manager has probably read a book once and now feels he can build the Eiffel Tower so sack that t**t off, get your own plasterer and take the last one to court
I'm always puzzled by that comment, "most people on here are decent at what they do", or similar. Why would we assume that?
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
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Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
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 ceiling, artex is still showing in the ceiling. I called the plasterer back to fix the problem, but he said the quality is fine, everyhouse would see imperfections in the dark and I am being too picky. He also said it's me to creat those ridges and ripples by handsanding. I only use 120-grit and 180-grit sandpapers for sanding some of the areas before mist coat, which I think is impossible. Some of the areas are even worse, so I just stop sanding and painting...

Am I right in thinking it's a bad plastering job? What is the best solution to fix all the problems?
Any feedback is appreciated.
That's f**k**g horrible but you've brought this on yourself.

What the actual fcuk are you doing hiring a project manager (builder) and then getting your own casper in?

Now you've been caspered and you can't even blame the project manager. THATS WHAT YOU PAY HIM FOR FFS. TO DE RISK THE JOB.

And you should have stopped him after one wall/refused to pay.

In theory you're entitled to your money back but you'll never get it. Cocaine, prostitutes,rent on sports vans and M&S microwave meals are expensive and he'll be having fights with other customers.


He can't put it right either so you're just going to have to wear it.
 

Zippydragon

Well-Known Member
I'm always puzzled by that comment, "most people on here are decent at what they do", or similar. Why would we assume that?
Cos anyone I’ve ever passed anything to/met/seen work of that is a regular on here has been decent.
Plus they all know if it’s s**t the rest of the group would slaughter them, in fact , knowing the bants on this group even if it’s a good job they will still get some tongue in cheek stick
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Thank you for your advice. I have already given the project manager/plasterer a deadline and I will definitely take them to court.
Before you take anyone to court make sure that they have some collateral , do they own a property? if you win a court case you can put a charge on their property which can not be removed until you receive your payment.
It is pointless taking someone to court who is has nothing. you will be chasing good money after bad money.
 

Spitandpolish

Well-Known Member
Thank you for your advice. I have already given the project manager/plasterer a deadline and I will definitely take them to court.
Can I ask why the internal corners keep cracking in my bedroom, please? I patched and sanded the internal corners quite a lot upstairs to make it look straight, but now large cracks appeared on the side where the external walls of the property are.


Unfortunately, the project manager is now sided with the plasterer and said it's my fault.
He knows ultimately he fails his resposibility to oversee the whole project and want to avoid all the problems at all cost.
Get them both sued, they deserve it !
 

Groove37

Well-Known Member
I can’t get my head around a project manager saying that’s fine? Was said manager on drugs?
 

CeeVee

Well-Known Member
You aren't getting a penny back from that. Chancers that do that sort of shite are just signing on. No proper trade and just don't care as long as they have their beer/drug money.
Lesson learned!
 

Awg plastering

New Member
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 ceiling, artex is still showing in the ceiling. I called the plasterer back to fix the problem, but he said the quality is fine, everyhouse would see imperfections in the dark and I am being too picky. He also said it's me to creat those ridges and ripples by handsanding. I only use 120-grit and 180-grit sandpapers for sanding some of the areas before mist coat, which I think is impossible. Some of the areas are even worse, so I just stop sanding and painting...

Am I right in thinking it's a bad plastering job? What is the best solution to fix all the problems?
Any feedback is appreciated.
Wow that’s absolutely shocking how can people like that call themselves a plasterer whatever you do don’t pay him that’s an absolute disaster it should look like the pictures I’ve put
 

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