Basecoat dragging not flattening

limeplastering

Active Member
Thank you. I guess we’ll just carry on practicing and see how we get on.
some people seem to put the full 6mm on in a single pass. Others put 4 and 2mm. We’ve only tried the first method so far so perhaps we’ll give the other way a go.... once the weather improves
If your so busy and have so many properties why are you wasting your time trying to learn how to render this is nothing but a cost saving exercise I’m afraid experience and knowledge comes at a cost piss take you come on here looking for this just because you simply don’t want to pay
 

limeplastering

Active Member
So ypure telling me youd pay a joiner to build a stud frame or put a couple of skirting boards on or archatrave.. Im sick of penny pinchers with a budget it cost what it does or dont get it done but its his houses the end of the day which hes more entitled to have ago at...
A stud frame or skirting board is diy my friend rendering a wall is not we all know that the majority of younger lads who are plasterers can’t render never mind a diy penny pincher!
 

Smooth criminal

Active Member
A stud frame or skirting board is diy my friend rendering a wall is not we all know that the majority of younger lads who are plasterers can’t render never mind a diy penny pincher!
Its still classed as joinery mate.. Its not rocket science to rule off render to a bead... I wouldnt call a younger lad who cant render to be a plasterer term would be skimmer slash border slash renderer this trade has split up into about four different terms..
This guy seems to be defending himself too much to have not tried to get people in... Sometimes conseptions are wrong..
You saying youve never asked for advice for something out of your skill set.??
 

limeplastering

Active Member
Its still classed as joinery mate.. Its not rocket science to rule off render to a bead... I wouldnt call a younger lad who cant render to be a plasterer term would be skimmer slash border slash renderer this trade has split up into about four different terms..
This guy seems to be defending himself too much to have not tried to get people in... Sometimes conseptions are wrong..
You saying youve never asked for advice for something out of your skill set.??
I am not stupid enough to try and undertake something which is skilled. Wet trades like plastering or bricklaying cant be picked up like this it’s not like cutting a bit of wood or painting a wall people don’t want to part with their cash Plasterer’s need to stick together you wouldn’t catch a gas man or electrician going to work for nothing about time we all start charging a flat rate minimum call out charge ... and as for lime mortar I charge to even go have a look why should I give any one 5 generation’s of experience and knowledge for free!
 

John j

Mono Don
I am not stupid enough to try and undertake something which is skilled. Wet trades like plastering or bricklaying cant be picked up like this it’s not like cutting a bit of wood or painting a wall people don’t want to part with their cash Plasterer’s need to stick together you wouldn’t catch a gas man or electrician going to work for nothing about time we all start charging a flat rate minimum call out charge ... and as for lime mortar I charge to even go have a look why should I give any one 5 generation’s of experience and knowledge for free!
If only it was possible
 

Brimstone

Well-Known Member
Anybody in Corporate grind is a "suit" on site, irrespective of what they wear or do.
The hundreds of hours practice comes from working in a team from the bottom up. Or learning the hard way practising on your own properties and getting hints and tips from generous trades while on your own jobs.
There should be enough income being generated to pay properly for trades, or don't do it.

Why did you expect to get free help from this website and trades who are not getting, or going to get, any business from you? And after your first, (huge), post?

You would do better to go on Landlord sites, read, learn, listen (x2, note) and build up some sort of relationship and rep with them. Then, ask nicely for decent trades leads from others in your area.

Site trades like insulting each other, they probably wouldn;'t know what to say to each other if they didn't!
If you want to learn a bit to do maintenance, fair enough, it is not that hard, but needs some practice and skill and costs you time and money correcting errors etc.
 

GrantyBoy

Well-Known Member
What a miserable b*****d. There's plenty of Plasterers out there who struggle with polymer basecoats so you my friend have no chance.
 

Ftp321

Well-Known Member
Polymer basecoats need to be finished within minutes of application with spat or left at the very last point before it's gone and finished with float and sponge.
 

owls

Private Member
Polymer basecoats need to be finished within minutes of application with spat or left at the very last point before it's gone and finished with float and sponge.
Aswell as that, basecoats are all different in there composition. Each have there own characteristics , application procedures, setting times etc then you've always the weather to factor in.
 
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