Powerfloat/sponge

Jay 797

Member
I've just bought myself a new toy hoping to save some aching shoulders & elbows!
My question is & I know I'm going to get ripped for asking but I'm going to ask anyway....
At what stage do you use the sponge & what sponge for what product?
I've tried it today on some OCR with the far left hand sponge & made hard work for myself as a result!! Do you use it when you would normally use a float or wait a bit longer &use it when it's gone off a bit more & use a bit of water?
I know it's going to be a bit of a trial & error until I get used to it but if you guys that have one can let me know what process you use it would be a great starting point for me?
Cheers
 

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Rossi46

Private Member
I’ve still got to use mine yet but I’d imagine let it go a bit. i bar it and then water and sponge.
 
I’ve not got one or used one but just guessing it maybe to cold atm to use them
good thread I bought one in summer for any dodgy overnighters mono but interested in OCR as I havnt used it for that yet,the scratch pads dont last two minutes on a bad day and expensive as f**k to replace,going to
I've just bought myself a new toy hoping to save some aching shoulders & elbows!
My question is & I know I'm going to get ripped for asking but I'm going to ask anyway....
At what stage do you use the sponge & what sponge for what product?
I've tried it today on some OCR with the far left hand sponge & made hard work for myself as a result!! Do you use it when you would normally use a float or wait a bit longer &use it when it's gone off a bit more & use a bit of water?
I know it's going to be a bit of a trial & error until I get used to it but if you guys that have one can let me know what process you use it would be a great starting point for me?
Cheers
I bought one in the summer but the eibenstock one,is this the new cheaper one with more attachments,?I only got one sponge and scratch pad attachment,
 

vfr12

MOTORC*NT
I am afraid there is no exact how to and what to with the power float. You need to get your timing right. There are different sponges in the box , which will allow you to hit it at a different point and achieving different finishes. The one you pointing at is dense , if is the same as refina, which should be alright for ocr, but after floating first .
 

Rossi46

Private Member
good thread I bought one in summer for any dodgy overnighters mono but interested in OCR as I havnt used it for that yet,the scratch pads dont last two minutes on a bad day and expensive as f**k to replace,going to

I bought one in the summer but the eibenstock one,is this the new cheaper one with more attachments,?I only got one sponge and scratch pad attachment,
I’ve got the scratch pads but is it not a bit aggressive for scratching? Maybe for emergencies when it’s gone too hard but normal scratching I’m not sure.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
I’ve got the scratch pads but is it not a bit aggressive for scratching? Maybe for emergencies when it’s gone too hard but normal scratching I’m not sure.
There was a site done near my lake where they would put the Parex on on a Friday and sometimes not scratch it back until Tuesday or Wednesday! It looks surprisingly good considering.
 
I’ve got the scratch pads but is it not a bit aggressive for scratching? Maybe for emergencies when it’s gone too hard but normal scratching I’m not sure.
aye they get you out of trouble done a few overnighters late summer and there great for that hence pads dont last two minutes.weve had a few roofing truss plates made up the same size cheap as f**k.havnt had chance to try them but look identical
 

Rossi46

Private Member
aye they get you out of trouble done a few overnighters late summer and there great for that hence pads dont last two minutes.weve had a few roofing truss plates made up the same size cheap as f**k.havnt had chance to try them but look identical
That’s a crackin idea! Like that one
 

theclemo

Private Member
I am afraid there is no exact how to and what to with the power float. You need to get your timing right. There are different sponges in the box , which will allow you to hit it at a different point and achieving different finishes. The one you pointing at is dense , if is the same as refina, which should be alright for ocr, but after floating first .
The power floats should be sold wit all different attachments. That way u can play with them all and find what's best for u. I personally didn't get on with the power float. But only had 3 different attachments. I give my one to my mate. He likes it on bace coats. Iv never looked for it back.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
So are people using the sponge attachments to rub up with rather than just sponging up after floating?
 

Vincey

Private Member
Do these things make arms ache holding them up , watched a few videos thinking I kind of don’t want to cut out sponge float using my arms as that’s the most enjoyable part especially last rub , holding it up looks hard work on the shoulders and torso
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Do these things make arms ache holding them up , watched a few videos thinking I kind of don’t want to cut out sponge float using my arms as that’s the most enjoyable part especially last rub , holding it up looks hard work on the shoulders and torso
Yes I thought the same Pete. I mean put a sponge over after floating is hardly hard work is it?
 

theclemo

Private Member
U can use them for floating and spongeing. Hard on the arms after a bit. And a c**t around scaffolding bars
 

craigEEE

Active Member
I'm also looking for one of these, what brand should I go for, eibenstock?

Are they ant good for K-rend hp-12 or Johnstone HP base coat when doing thin coat?
 
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