Float and set reveals

Dropsalot

Private Member
Varying methods, the stop bead against the frame with an even margin is how I was shown how to do it and I stuck with it. But I'm always happy to learn other ways. @Dropsalot rule with gauge? One of those triangles hooked on to the edge of the window a squangle? I'm probably sounding a bit thick but you've got to ask
Squangle, ply, speedsquare.....many methods.......angle beads plumb, head bead level, all margins equal....lovely job.
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
Oh btw, if you use a nail in a bit of timber for a gauge, cut the head off for greater accuracy.....works for me.
 

Beenereb4

Active Member
10mm stop beads around the frame give a perfect finish if there's no money for stops just smash em on and lattice plane them straight ( gotta get timing right) devil up, angle plane the nibs and skim, easy.
Most plasterers won't have these tools though lol.
 
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mashman

Active Member
Old school. Angle bead on corner, float reveal and rule with gauge off window frame, all square and plumb. Rub back s&C in the reveal to allow thicker coat of skim, you can gauge that as well. Tadah!
I only use a stop bead against the frame if the client is likely to change the windows in the future.
This is the correct and only way.All this b*ll***s with stop beads against the window is another load of shitebrought in by no nothing designers and architects.
 

mashman

Active Member
The reason they give for using beads against frames is to stop cracking.Decorators always cork around the windows so there's no need for beads just architects thinking there clever
 

wiganlad

Private Member
Like wise
So I'm on a job at the moment, float and set with hardwall. On the reveals though the way the windows have been put in (shambles) and also some fancy bead the architect wants, it means we are now dot and dabbing reveals and floating the wall only. I always thought it was standard practice to put a render stop bead up the window, keeping the correct margin all the way round the window frame and square angle beads off the stops and window frame. Float the reveals. Hopefully that was explained clearly enough. Now speaking to a spread today he simply just puts up the angles and freehands up to the window. Quicker but possibly not so precise. How do you guys normally set up your reveals? might sound like a daft question but just wanted to know. Cheers.
 
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