MY FIRST ATTEMPT (LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK)

Stevieo

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#4


Learning via Mastering Plastering video tutorials.

Based in Glasgow.

Looking for critical feedback.
Very nice.

Next time go all the way to the ceiling and all the way to the wall. Tidy up the corners, get rid of the cat's faces,get rid of the tiger stripes, put more walls on,try to get more on the wall than you did on the floor, get the lumps out of it and you'll be nearly there.
 

Lodan

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#6
Very nice.

Next time go all the way to the ceiling and all the way to the wall. Tidy up the corners, get rid of the cat's faces,get rid of the tiger stripes, put more walls on,try to get more on the wall than you did on the floor, get the lumps out of it and you'll be nearly there.
What's a cats face? Genuinely not heard that one before
 

Lodan

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#8
The little circle that you get when your trowel goes over two high spots and doesn't catch the void between them. Maybe it's a Manchester word.
Thought that was what you meant but wasn't sure, didn't even know they had a name(y)
 

zolco

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Based in Glasgow.

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Paint it mate that will highlight the faults, multi and board finish is hit and miss these days, you won't see many posting fully dried areas as the discoloration of the gear can be misleading even though it's fine when painted
 

Nicm

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#12


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Based in Glasgow.

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Fair play for the guts to put it up.It’s not great,terrible to be honest.If your serious about wanting to improve try and get in with someone local to you that’s experienced and has a good reputation.You will improve rapidly.
 

Stevieo

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#14
Paint it mate that will highlight the faults, multi and board finish is hit and miss these days, you won't see many posting fully dried areas as the discoloration of the gear can be misleading even though it's fine when painted
That's actually a cracking bit of advice.
 
#19
Only ever heard them called cat faces don't know if it's northern or not.

It's a fine first attempt. College taught me to go straight over with second coat so don't know if they're teaching you that way but it's s**t.

Get your first coat nice and flat and then smooth it. New mix for second coat bit thinner, lay on and smooth. Leave it alone! Then trowel it.

You can only pick up timings as you go to avoid tiger stripes etc. Always watch your edges, nice clean lines
 

Topspread16

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#20
Second coat could do with slightly more on. Get a feel for how much is on your trowel and how far it goes, you’ll get a more even coat then. When troweling give it more pressure and less edge. Most importantly don’t f**k about with it, get it on, clean off get the lines out. Mix up half what you mixed first coat. Pva it and go again, post the pics up. Keep plugging away, you’ll get there.


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johniosaif

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#22
Only ever heard them called cat faces don't know if it's northern or not.

It's a fine first attempt. College taught me to go straight over with second coat so don't know if they're teaching you that way but it's s**t.

Get your first coat nice and flat and then smooth it. New mix for second coat bit thinner, lay on and smooth. Leave it alone! Then trowel it.

You can only pick up timings as you go to avoid tiger stripes etc. Always watch your edges, nice clean lines
As jess said, ignore topspread
 

Stevieo

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#23
Think it's a northern thing my old lecturer calls any "misses" "cats faces" I call em feaces :D:D
The flipside of that. On my dog handler course, some mong thought it was important to notice if the dog's faces looked normal. Healthy faces, healthy dog.
 

smoother09

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#24
It's pretty good!! Is that stipple or bark effect?? Never really had much interest in the artex world;)
 

smoother09

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#25
It's pretty good!! Is that stipple or bark effect?? Never really had much interest in the artex world;)
Joking if it's a first attempt fair play we all remember what it was like first starting out! Luckily I was bunking off school when I was a lad working with my dad weekends and whenever lol by time I got to college I was so far infront of other lads even tutors couldn't teach me s**t ha!
 

johniosaif

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#26
Joking if it's a first attempt fair play we all remember what it was like first starting out! Luckily I was bunking off school when I was a lad working with my dad weekends and whenever lol by time I got to college I was so far infront of other lads even tutors couldn't teach me s**t ha!
Thats changed
 
#27
Yeah when you start plaster is some weird unknown quantity with a mind of its own.

I remember one point dead frustrated feeling like I'd been whizzing it and then suddenly not getting better. Tutors used to let me come in on our Friday off and join the apprentice lads. I had a couple pints with them at lunch and was loads better, beer relaxed me and I stopped over thinking!

Lesson: beer makes you easy! :ROFLMAO:
 

Marshy

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#28
Yeah when you start plaster is some weird unknown quantity with a mind of its own.

I remember one point dead frustrated feeling like I'd been whizzing it and then suddenly not getting better. Tutors used to let me come in on our Friday off and join the apprentice lads. I had a couple pints with them at lunch and was loads better, beer relaxed me and I stopped over thinking!

Lesson: beer makes you easy! :ROFLMAO:
Giggety giggety goo x
 

t33ch

Active Member
#29
Looking for critical feedback.
What did you think Jack?
If you can pick the faults yourself then you're on the right path. My first wall was an embarrasing mess (a cheese-on-toaster) but fortunately I did all my practise on my own house.
Standard beginning mistakes are to spend too much time trying to get a glass finish as you go. Slap it on, smooth it. Look for it firming up and get second on.

Jess had a good idea to try it half-pi55ed. You'll relax and will probably make a better job. Doesn't go down too well with clients though (not THAT wall you [email protected]!), so only when practising :)
Practise lots and see if you can get in with an experienced plasterer to grab some tips. I pull guys in to help with big jobs and pretty much always manage to find a better way to do something.

Good luck
 

Danny

Administrator
#33
Way better than my first go :)

Keep going at it and tweaking your times and you will get into the flow if it
 
#35
Very nice.

Next time go all the way to the ceiling and all the way to the wall. Tidy up the corners, get rid of the cat's faces,get rid of the tiger stripes, put more walls on,try to get more on the wall than you did on the floor, get the lumps out of it and you'll be nearly there.
Are the cat's faces the small whiter bits on the wall? I think someone told me they are dry bits? Same thing?