K-rend is the worse material in the world FACT!! does anybody actually use this material on a regular basis???:huh:
from what i remember it was the best gear out of all of them to lay by hand, if its rolling off when applying your trying to bring it out full thickness in one coat. It does skin up quick but you just have to make sure you have gear being knocked up on each level ahead of you or get a machine and spray it on.
Understand what you are saying mate but why do they sell 10mm beads then, just to throw one in the equation been using Weber pral today first time in this country what a pile sticky sloppy s**t, used it loads in Spain completely different product.mono should be 15mm to prevent show through/premature curing etc, but its all down to the substrate again and the suction all this can affect the colour too. To be getting a really proffesional standard you need to understand all about the different substrates and suction levels etc,, if you go on 10mm you risk showing of the mortar joints unless your background is solid with even suction imo using 10mm bead is a skrimpers way of saving money on the job but risking the final finish. Im not saying there aint ways to get a top finish by using smaller beads but you gotta know what your doing to acheive it tips and tricks come with understanding the gear and the backgrounds and so on and so forth etc etc ....
John, 10mm beads are fine as long as they are dabbed on and not nailed. by doinf this way you get your 15mm , if you stick 15mm up then your looking at 18mm thickness