Any one do airless ?

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Rossi46

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Just finishing a big airless job. It’s bang on and won’t go back to multi finish
I’ve potentially got a lot of old refurb and the thought of handballing the lot, high ceilings, 3 storeys I can’t help but think of giving airless a go.
 

devneydutch

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I’m using it on big new build. It’s a far better finish than skim. Great when there is lots of windows with natural light shining down the wall and ceiling. I would stick a pic up but not bothered on this job.
 

Rossi46

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I’m using it on big new build. It’s a far better finish than skim. Great when there is lots of windows with natural light shining down the wall and ceiling. I would stick a pic up but not bothered on this job.
Have you done much refurb with it?
 

devneydutch

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Have you done much refurb with it?
No mate. I’m sure it would be good though. It goes on really thin 1mm a coat so will follow what’s behind.

Problems I have is with dodgy boarding. I have to check everything is totally flat and square before spraying. You can’t build out sections of walls or around beads/door frames like you can with skim.
 

FreeD

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No mate. I’m sure it would be good though. It goes on really thin 1mm a coat so will follow what’s behind.

Problems I have is with dodgy boarding. I have to check everything is totally flat and square before spraying. You can’t build out sections of walls or around beads/door frames like you can with skim.

Can you not bond it out first?
 

Pl plastering

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This is why it will never EVER kick off over here,shite studwork you need to get over,I.e roofing brackets etc sitting 5-10mm proud to ceilings etc..the money is not there at all.it will only ever be a niche market
 

Rossi46

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This is why it will never EVER kick off over here,shite studwork you need to get over,I.e roofing brackets etc sitting 5-10mm proud to ceilings etc..the money is not there at all.it will only ever be a niche market
But this is when you ask yourself is a bit more time and a LOT less effort not worth slightly less money. Surely in some cases more money. It would save the old bones and that wiped out at weekends feeling.
 

Pl plastering

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But this is when you ask yourself is a bit more time and a LOT less effort not worth slightly less money. Surely in some cases more money. It would save the old bones and that wiped out at weekends feeling.
I dont feel wiped out at weekends at all..I feel fit as a fiddle I look after myself,only drink on weekends mainly sat night,dont eat shite everyday etc just occasionally on weekends,worst thing I get is cramped fingers from time to time
 

markyspread

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Guys, 1) Gloss paint would need to be keyed, emulsion paints can be sprayed over. 2) speed wise in a single room, I would agree traditional would be as quick if not quicker in terms of wverall time, but airless would enable you tp prep and first coat in a morning, work elsewhwere in the afternoon, increasing productivity.
work elsewhwere in the afternoon ????
erm are you having a laugh ?
 

Rossi46

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I dont feel wiped out at weekends at all..I feel fit as a fiddle I look after myself,only drink on weekends mainly sat night,dont eat shite everyday etc just occasionally on weekends,worst thing I get is cramped fingers from time to time
Well I eat pies 5 times a day, drink nothing but Stella, even at work and I really don’t look after myself. Maybe you’re on to something there.
 

Pl plastering

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Well I eat pies 5 times a day, drink nothing but Stella, even at work and I really don’t look after myself. Maybe you’re on to something there.
That could be it pal :ROFLMAO: I moved a ton of soil other week from back garden to front garden drive to skip,now that was hard work could barely move my legs nxt day
 
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