Bostick plastering stabilising primer ( grit)

superspread

Well-Known Member
What background were you going over Andy?
Smooth paint, but not shiny, like an egg shell , bostick have said I applied it over a dusty wall, as if I’d do that ffs
 

Attachments

  • 635F993C-9256-4A10-8E72-A1355D5E5BCC.jpeg
    635F993C-9256-4A10-8E72-A1355D5E5BCC.jpeg
    3.1 MB · Views: 200
  • 9EC6E537-AC11-4C5A-B852-BF48F6F31472.jpeg
    9EC6E537-AC11-4C5A-B852-BF48F6F31472.jpeg
    1.5 MB · Views: 154
  • D87FFBC3-25DF-453C-9D4F-0F1DA0D6CFB5.jpeg
    D87FFBC3-25DF-453C-9D4F-0F1DA0D6CFB5.jpeg
    1.4 MB · Views: 168
  • IMG_5741.MOV
    17.7 MB

superspread

Well-Known Member
Smooth paint, but not shiny, like an egg shell , bostick have said I applied it over a dusty wall, as if I’d do that ffs
The whole room 12 ft high ffs, I’ve ended up putting peel away on the walls to take it back to the bare plaster
scabbler?
na no need, peel away worked well, over £400 tho just for that , bg bond it , multi and beads plus 2 days plastering
 

superspread

Well-Known Member
Has anyone ever had any luck with a manufacturer holding their hands up and admitting fault, I doubt it.
Render is the same. Anything goes wrong they’ll find something to blame it on rather than the products.
I sent them a few stinking emails and phone calls, they wouldn’t even come out and test the primer
 

superspread

Well-Known Member
Feel your pain mate as prep is really important in this game but it’s hard to ever truly know what the f**k has been put on walls and ceilings over the years
I don’t cut corners stew, I do everything by the book, and if it takes me a bit longer than priced for then so be it I’m not bothered, so this is a right fuc ker
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
The whole room 12 ft high ffs, I’ve ended up putting peel away on the walls to take it back to the bare plaster

na no need, peel away worked well, over £400 tho just for that , bg bond it , multi and beads plus 2 days plastering


Dammit... every now and then, you just hit a job that hurts, don't you?

Not often, thankfully.

...but I'm of the firm opinion that you should treat people like you'd want to be treated yourself, so if a job needs redoing, then (sigh!) just buckle-up and do it :frio:


Glad to see you see the world much the same way.
 

hollybank

Private Member
its not the grit

its that distemper your skimming onto

seen that pattern fail a few times
Same as you say,I don’t know what it is but that fan pattern is the one that give me a problem years ago.
Unibond,bonding and skimmed it and it still failed.
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
its not the grit

its that distemper your skimming onto

seen that pattern fail a few times

I didn't realise that last thumbnail is a video!

Yes, based on what I can see in that vid, I'm inclined to agree with you.

However.... there may be more than one problem, because it looks like the plaster shelled off the grit AND the grit is flaking off the distemper.

I say that because you can clearly see 'clean' green grit on the wall (no skim on it) before the grit is then scraped off the distemper/wall.
 
Last edited:

Kasper

Active Member
Had a ceiling bubbling down on me in two spots last week, I used 2 coats of pva and it was over shitty fan pattern artex, it was really chalky. I've managed to rescue it but I'm praying it doesn't come down.
Overboarding wasn't a option as they got lining paper on walls into coving. Then next day I did a bathroom ceiling again same pattern but I used that green grit. It also bubbled down in one place, but again managed to rescue it. I won't use it again and I prefer to overboard it but sometimes you just can't do it...
 

superspread

Well-Known Member
I didn't realise that last thumbnail is a video!

Yes, based on what I can see in that vid, I'm inclined to agree with you.

However.... there may be more than one problem, because it looks like the plaster shelled off the grit AND the grit is flaking off the distemper.

I say that because you can clearly see 'clean' green grit on the wall (no skim on it) before the grit is then scraped off the distemper/wall.
Definitely not distemper, I done the bedroom in bg bond it at the same time, (I was using what I had in store) and fingers crossed everything is good
 

superspread

Well-Known Member
S
Could we have a sticky picture on here showing the failure and stating the dodgy product. That would rattle their cage.
something needs to be done , I said to the geezer at bostick, your a multi national company and I’m a one man band ,I’ve got no chance !!!! But I ssid I’ll go on social media and tell em what’s happened.
lit might be down to me but at least send someone out and do a test ffs, I swear I don’t cut corners if I could foresee a problem I would of sorted it beforehand or got the builder to Wash /prep the walls first
 
Top