best and quickest tool to flatten first coat of skim

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zolco

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Some don't flatten it at all. There's loads out there like speedskims, ezespats, spats, all sorts of brands from nela to refina, options are endless
 

kgreigh

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Speedskim is very popular as is the eze spat,I prefer the speedskim to flatten with(blue blade) however I haven't been using either at the min just a carbon and a s*p*r*lex.:)
 

drury200

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What size speed skim is best and what are experiences with the spatulas . Not ones similar to speedskim but the hand held ones
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Whatever retarder you can find.....
Speedskim too flatten
Trowel it up
Sflex
Homemade plastic
£££££££
Sun shines down it get sacked !!
 

zolco

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shovel.jpe

comes with integrated handle (y)
 

drury200

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Never been pulled so s*p*r*lex cant be that bad . All boils down to pressure . Shine a light down any wall directly down it and will show any inperfection regardless if your best plasterer in world. Whats the new speedskim sf for ?
 
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Lets get this done once and for all ,shine a light down up across new plaster and it looks s**t because the light penetrates the layers of plaster just like paint !! Feel touch is a different thing !! Get me a plasterer and post pics when you shine a 500w light on it that its perfect ! Flattening first coat is a must to get rid of tiger stripes ,tram lines call them what you like ...
 

lets

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put it on tighter n flatter,just cross the overlap,works for me,my hawk is too small for a speedskim
 

milomag

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Speedskim all the way for flattening first and second coat. The Finnish is so much better if it's done this way. That's just my opinion.
 
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