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carys

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#1
I've always skim whith two coat but seen lads lately one coat flatten whith speed skim spunge in 20minute for it to pick up again flatten again and final trowel when the timing rhight looks less hassle not to mix and give second coat il do anything to save time and energy lol
 

paulf

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#2
Never tried it and at this stage doing domestics i doubt i will. In saying that if you get a good process going and the qualitys there and it puts more money in the bank why not. Just to balance things up one coating would be like putting the wrong shoes on the wrong feet.
 

carys

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#3
Never tried it and at this stage doing domestics i doubt i will. In saying that if you get a good process going and the qualitys there and it puts more money in the bank why not. Just to balance things up one coating would be like putting the wrong shoes on the wrong feet.
When your skiming a big ceiling your self nothing w
Never tried it and at this stage doing domestics i doubt i will. In saying that if you get a good process going and the qualitys there and it puts more money in the bank why not. Just to balance things up one coating would be like putting the wrong shoes on the wrong feet.
I might give it a go If it going to make my life easier and the end product good y not I know for a fact one coat will not work on artex overskim
 

Cockney1

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#5
1 coating is no faster than 2 coating!! Fact!!
Do what’s right always 2 coat with fresh gear!!
Be a proper spread not a w**k*r trying to cut corners!! Xx
 

carys

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#7
1 coating is no faster than 2 coating!! Fact!!
Do what’s right always 2 coat with fresh gear!!
Be a proper spread not a w**k*r trying to cut corners!! Xx
I'm not trying to cut corners m8 I always try my best and if it works and the quality is good y not you have to move whith times. and the trouble whith some people they don't like to try.i get your point it does look a bit stupid one coat system. So you have tried and it not any faster then??
 
#9
2 coats always. I used to 1 coat on some council jobs but the quality wasn't the same and can't be.. I also love the second stage with fresh stuff.. Just goes on so nice and is less work to do when it comes to0 flattening
I find. All the lines in the first coat are mostly taken out with a second coat.
 

essexandy

Private Member
#10
2 coats always. I used to 1 coat on some council jobs but the quality wasn't the same and can't be.. I also love the second stage with fresh stuff.. Just goes on so nice and is less work to do when it comes to0 flattening
I find. All the lines in the first coat are mostly taken out with a second coat.
You're wrong.
 

carys

Active Member
#11
2 coats always. I used to 1 coat on some council jobs but the quality wasn't the same and can't be.. I also love the second stage with fresh stuff.. Just goes on so nice and is less work to do when it comes to0 flattening
I find. All the lines in the first coat are mostly taken out with a second coat.
Yes that true m8 on some walls but if you have been plastering 30 years you taped and pinc you joint and I'm talking flat new walls if you can get that flat in one and good finish ther must be something wrong
 

John j

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#13
I,ll one coat under stairs cupboard etc but can’t get it quite as good as two coats but seen it done and it was spot on .
 

lurpak

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#15
2 coats faster than 1

Bag instructions say 2 coats

2 coats stronger than 1

 

Lodan

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#17
2 coats always. I used to 1 coat on some council jobs but the quality wasn't the same and can't be.. I also love the second stage with fresh stuff.. Just goes on so nice and is less work to do when it comes to0 flattening
I find. All the lines in the first coat are mostly taken out with a second coat.
Why are there lines left in your first coat, don't you flatten it
 

essexandy

Private Member
#18
Because you said "and it can't be". Which is wrong. Some people can do a perfectly acceptable job one coating.
Personally I prefer to two coat, but I also know that if I wanted to I could get a decent finish one coating. I did three houses many years ago but didn't find it any quicker overall, so stopped as I preferred the two coat system.
 

essexandy

Private Member
#19
Why are there lines left in your first coat, don't you flatten it
A lot of 'old skool' spreads didn't flatten their first coat, they just put it on neat in the first place. That's not a dig, just the truth.
 

carys

Active Member
#21
2 coats faster than 1

Bag instructions say 2 coats

2 coats stronger than 1

It does say on Feb not to mix whith lime many do done it my self and had no problem many mix other admixture to but it state not to so if you get a good finish whith one coat flat wall y bother whith two I think it all depends on backround and if your able to master that by the way two coat is going back 30 40 years do you think ther going to state one coat on ther bags lol
 

Lodan

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#22
It's weird I often don't need to flatten boarded walls but always need to with ceilings, must be something in my method
 

Simon85

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#23
No
Why are there lines left in your first coat, don't you flatten it
No we don't, just coat first coat nice and flat. Why waste energy Trowelling in first coat. Coat it as if its your second coat and when putting second coat on again as flat as possible almost like its being closed in, makes your Trowelling a lot easier.
 

John j

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#25
A lot of 'old skool' spreads didn't flatten their first coat, they just put it on neat in the first place. That's not a dig, just the truth.
Agree . Think its a domestic thing. Were on a new build next week and boy are they rough . So gonna have a pop at cutting flatner out. And by rough get ready for pics of there boarding
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#26
A lot of 'old skool' spreads didn't flatten their first coat, they just put it on neat in the first place. That's not a dig, just the truth.
That’s how i do it. Laying it down flattens the first at same time.
 

lurpak

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#28
It’s funny, actually, I’ve had customers who know f**k all about plastering but even they know its 2 coats lol
 

carys

Active Member
#29
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It’s funny, actually, I’ve had customers who know f**k all about plastering but even they know its 2 coats lol
I know as much as a doctor you only need to Google it up lol
 

essexandy

Private Member
#30
2 coats faster than 1

Bag instructions say 2 coats

2 coats stronger than 1

The bag now says 2 coats but some years ago it just said to apply 2mm of plaster which is when one coating became more common. BG never intended it to be one coated, they just weren't clear that it should be two coats. It was after someone told me to read the back of the bag, something I never did before, that I gave one coating a go.
 

Danny

Administrator
#35
I always two coat unless I think it needs a 3rd (artex or simply not looking good enough)