I’ve never had any issues with suction control using blu grit , but I do cane the walls/ceilings with it , probably us twice more than I should ! The only reason I don’t use it is because it’s hard to spreadI remember not getting on with blue grit as it didn't control suction too well (febond I think it was) is that still the case?
But your using/paying for two different materials plus going over the area at least twice instead of oncecant see why people would go to the expense of using a grit on high suction anyway? if the suctions mental i find a coat of bog standard stabilising solution followed by a coat of pva gets it about right and you dont need the grit..
stabilising solution is still pretty pricey stuff though tbf
Brush , it’s less messy , but u use more , I find with a roller I don’t get enough even spread of grit ( aggregate). Especially on very non porous surfaces, it just slides !
Love the wickes bonding agent...red in colour ..but strangely not used it for years
I'm going to one stop shop on Wednesday so I'll have a look at https://plasterers1stopshop.co.uk/accrofix-pate-20kg-bonding-agent-for-smooth-substrates?i used that for years in the 20kg tubs made by knauf, Betakontakt. It was good stuff but the sand sank to the bottom and needed stirring, microgobetis or PRB accrofix from plasteronestop is the best I’ve used and a good price too.
I'm going to one stop shop on Wednesday so I'll have a look at https://plasterers1stopshop.co.uk/accrofix-pate-20kg-bonding-agent-for-smooth-substrates?
I agree, ive had 2 fail now.... People have said i should have Bonded it out before skimming but the instructions say to apply, allow to dry 24 hours and skim out as normal..... Skimmed some painted walls today and pva'd them will almost neat pva.... Was sticky as buggery... Prefer this to grit at the mo.....Well that grit worked. That's solid. Artex is sound. What that proves is plaster don't stick too well to grit. Guess the polymer is too gloss like. I'm going with beeline or waterproof pva to kill suction then plastering pva over and skim when sticky. If some is dry when I skim tuff.
@jamesthefirst I'm going to Cheltenham to look at Job. Onestop shop is not far away near job