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church

Well-Known Member
Hi all , whats the best float for rubbing up sto basecoat on a thin coat system please .
 

themucky1

Well-Known Member
You won’t rub up classic it’s a cement free base coat and will tear, what’s it going on to?
 

themucky1

Well-Known Member
Yeh you can’t rub Sto classic with a sponge it will tear, you need to get it on flat as possible and flatten it off as you go along, have you ever used thin coat render previously or will this be your first job? Also who will be supplying the materials cus from experience sto classic is around £70-80 a bucket so not something to get wrong as mistakes will be costly
 

church

Well-Known Member
Yeh you can’t rub Sto classic with a sponge it will tear, you need to get it on flat as possible and flatten it off as you go along, have you ever used thin coat render previously or will this be your first job? Also who will be supplying the materials cus from experience sto classic is around £70-80 a bucket so not something to get wrong as mistakes will be costly
Ok thanks for that , ive done a few thin coats , but first time with Sto .
 

Smooth criminal

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Isnt sto an american brand?? Come to think about it seen this getting used a while back as above doesnt need floating or a sponge.. Theres a youtube video available for this company havea look
 

spunky

Private Member
Hey church hope you’re keeping well, I’ve seen lads just spat walls and thin coat after, even watching them I was thinking wtf you can see spat lines and everything lol weird really isn’t it you’d think it would have to be floated and sponged
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
If I remember correctly Sto is the same material as Allusac. This render is applied thin, like skim coat, then it is finished with a stainless steel trowel. not carbon trowel as that will stain the finish. no float.
 

themucky1

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Isnt sto an american brand?? Come to think about it seen this getting used a while back as above doesnt need floating or a sponge.. Theres a youtube video available for this company havea look
Sto is German mate, they’ve got a whole town dedicated to manufacturing render, as in factories, storage, transport, homes for the workers, even a unit that makes its own buckets and bags, it’s something else.
 

church

Well-Known Member
Hey church hope you’re keeping well, I’ve seen lads just spat walls and thin coat after, even watching them I was thinking wtf you can see spat lines and everything lol weird really isn’t it you’d think it would have to be floated and sponged
All good here mate , hope you and the family are all good , and your earning a few quid ! I must admit im a bit concerned about the basecoat but the job is a hack off and re-do and what was on there before is not that good , so i cant go that far wrong lol .
 

BryanJ

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Sto is German mate, they’ve got a whole town dedicated to manufacturing render, as in factories, storage, transport, homes for the workers, even a unit that makes its own buckets and bags, it’s something else.
A bit like Marshalltown in the USA


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spunky

Private Member
All good here mate , hope you and the family are all good , and your earning a few quid ! I must admit im a bit concerned about the basecoat but the job is a hack off and re-do and what was on there before is not that good , so i cant go that far wrong lol .
I’m sure you will get that magic wand out mate and it will look the dogs! Families great mate the missus has covid so I’ve locked her in the garage lol hope you’re is doing good too mate (y)
 
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