Micro...no base

CeeVee

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I was told on a course I did early this year that you could if necessary give a microcement finish using no base.
The first coat of fino has to have a key....
Anyone done this?
Any advice?
I don't want to do this often but I'm now in a situation beyond my control where I have to on this one particular job...
 

plas1

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im not 100% sure mate but I thought a Fino was only a top coat over base.I use a brand where same stuff is used for two coats other than additional 3rd coat depending on finish.
Rob jack will probably know as I know his stuff was a base/Finontop coat.sorry can't really help mate hopefully someone comes along.Whats the job?
 

CeeVee

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Its a shower enclosure in a loft that will never get used...big mix up with price/materials and time.
The supplier/manufacturers are applicators themselves and have told me if push comes to shove I can just use top coat, but they didn't teach that technique.

Just wondered if anyone did that.
Which brand do you use?
 

RobJack

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You can do it mate. Use your fino coat as your base coat. Once dried either do a second fino and finish but a wet on wet coat will turn out nicer. This hasn' got as much strength as using a larger gritted base coat but for walls it' fine. I wouldn't do this on a floor though. Always use base on floors. Have a go on a couple of sample boards using 2 coats and the wet on wet process and see the difference in finish. Obviously you will use more material with 3 coats rather than 2. Still give your first dried coat a sand before applying the next
 

CeeVee

Well-Known Member
You can do it mate. Use your fino coat as your base coat. Once dried either do a second fino and finish but a wet on wet coat will turn out nicer. This hasn' got as much strength as using a larger gritted base coat but for walls it' fine. I wouldn't do this on a floor though. Always use base on floors. Have a go on a couple of sample boards using 2 coats and the wet on wet process and see the difference in finish. Obviously you will use more material with 3 coats rather than 2. Still give your first dried coat a sand before applying the next
Excellent.
Cheers mate
 

johniosaif

Private Member
Yes , I'm so useless when it comes to doing courses and stuff , hats off to you , what course did you do and with who
 

plas1

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cheers mate.You seem to be doing well though bud and if your getting more of it coming in so your only get better.Just find that jobs are a lot more interesting with this stuff and Venetian also.
 
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