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essexandy

The Lake Governor
I know. I.ve aged loads since 40 . Doing a job with a mate after me holiday. Money's shite but said its 2 steady sets and he really needs help. Think i.ll take this 11 inch trowel and plod on
Nothing slow about using an 11in trowel mate.
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
I have had bad bags.... I thought it was me losing my edge... but it was the plaster....

Its just working out if it is production or storage... and I think it is storage
in case I missed it how is the wee one doing
 

richyrich

Active Member
Driving me off my f**k**g head this finish is, I’ve not had a single decent bag since before Xmas
17 mtr ceiling, fan Artex, 3 f**k**g bags of finish, each coat pulled in well I’m a 40 minute drive from the nearest merchant and I haven’t even got a half bag knocking about in the van to sort this out. It seemed like each coat wet back the the previous coat, it’s slimy as f**k and feels grainy. Arrrr
 

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Ritch

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Driving me off my f**k**g head this finish is, I’ve not had a single decent bag since before Xmas
17 mtr ceiling, fan Artex, 3 f**k**g bags of finish, each coat pulled in well I’m a 40 minute drive from the nearest merchant and I haven’t even got a half bag knocking about in the van to sort this out. It seemed like each coat wet back the the previous coat, it’s slimy as f**k and feels grainy. Arrrr
3 bags seems like a lot for 17m2 artex or not
 

choppa

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Driving me off my f**k**g head this finish is, I’ve not had a single decent bag since before Xmas
17 mtr ceiling, fan Artex, 3 f**k**g bags of finish, each coat pulled in well I’m a 40 minute drive from the nearest merchant and I haven’t even got a half bag knocking about in the van to sort this out. It seemed like each coat wet back the the previous coat, it’s slimy as f**k and feels grainy. Arrrr
I find that the fanned artex patterns always holds the pva. getting impatient and slapping it on to early doesn’t help. User error.
 

richyrich

Active Member
I find that the fanned artex patterns always holds the pva. getting impatient and slapping it on to early doesn’t help. User error.
Yeah I know, pva was well gone before I put any finish on, same thing I tell other spreads about the pva
 
I've never had an issue before. Had a new delivery of multi on job today n worst I've ever used. Just like pictures lurpak put up. Was like trowling up sand! Set rapid. Tearing like f**k. Even twitching angles was ripping gear. Awful stuff. Wonder if it's cause bags been stored in freezing cold or just s**t gear
 
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I've never had an issue before. Had a new delivery of multi on job today n worst I've ever used. Just like pictures lurpak put up. Was like trowling up sand! Set rapid. Tearing like f**k. Even twitching angles was ripping gear. Awful stuff. Wonder if it's cause bags been stored in freezing cold or just s**t gear
Whatever it is it makes us look like right cowboy c**ts
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
I've never had an issue before. Had a new delivery of multi on job today n worst I've ever used. Just like pictures lurpak put up. Was like trowling up sand! Set rapid. Tearing like f**k. Even twitching angles was ripping gear. Awful stuff. Wonder if it's cause bags been stored in freezing cold or just s**t gear
cold wont affect it /the biggest problem is SAINT GOBAIN they don't give a s**t in 54 years with BG never an issue j/son same as well
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Driving me off my f**k**g head this finish is, I’ve not had a single decent bag since before Xmas
17 mtr ceiling, fan Artex, 3 f**k**g bags of finish, each coat pulled in well I’m a 40 minute drive from the nearest merchant and I haven’t even got a half bag knocking about in the van to sort this out. It seemed like each coat wet back the the previous coat, it’s slimy as f**k and feels grainy. Arrrr
Oh @John j
Oh shite it's not John for a change.
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Driving me off my f**k**g head this finish is, I’ve not had a single decent bag since before Xmas
17 mtr ceiling, fan Artex, 3 f**k**g bags of finish, each coat pulled in well I’m a 40 minute drive from the nearest merchant and I haven’t even got a half bag knocking about in the van to sort this out. It seemed like each coat wet back the the previous coat, it’s slimy as f**k and feels grainy. Arrrr
Bonding 60 good for first coat . Which pva did you use
 

richyrich

Active Member
Bonding 60 good for first coat . Which pva did you use
Everbuild pva, prime 4ish to 1, dried in really fast, then next pva coat was neat as directed on the tub, took a while to go tacky but I pissed about doing other bits so it was completely dry by the time I came back to it, that one poxy ceiling took 5 and a half hours, gear was tearing in the end.
I managed to make sense of the ceiling but will give it a hard trowel in the morning, pissing around with s**t gear is costing us money and ball ache
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Everbuild pva, prime 4ish to 1, dried in really fast, then next pva coat was neat as directed on the tub, took a while to go tacky but I pissed about doing other bits so it was completely dry by the time I came back to it, that one poxy ceiling took 5 and a half hours, gear was tearing in the end.
I managed to make sense of the ceiling but will give it a hard trowel in the morning, pissing around with s**t gear is costing us money and ball ache

Nightmare when it happens. I’ve resorted back to unibond super pva now.
 
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Neat p.v.a! And 3 bags of gear Lol!
Ffs no wonder it took 5 and half hours! Pfft!
Jesus wept!!!
Haha yeah that's not s**t gear, that is a really bad way of tackling an artex ceiling. Need to bond over that fan style ceiling, or at least magic mix
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Haha yeah that's not s**t gear, that is a really bad way of tackling an artex ceiling. Need to bond over that fan style ceiling, or at least magic mix
Bad prep! Agree Magic mix or heavy first coat, I’ve done it both ways more times than I can remember! It ain’t rocket science is it.
 

Dollar

Well-Known Member
Grown men who call them self plasters blaming bg when it is
User error on prep & same gear 2nd coat
Looking for a free bag of fairy dust !
from bg
Beggers believe
 

richyrich

Active Member
Bad prep! Agree Magic mix or heavy first coat, I’ve done it both ways more times than I can remember! It ain’t rocket science is it.
That’s just it, it was a bad Artex fan job, deep as fook, it took three bags to cover it, first coat had bonding in it to, it came good in the end, just had to leave it alone, but I was pissed off it had to be hard work, done hundreds in my nearly 30 years now so either I’ve lost my ability to plaster anything in the past month, or there is something up with the gear.
Or has it been a waste of 30 years on the trowel?
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
That’s just it, it was a bad Artex fan job, deep as fook, it took three bags to cover it, first coat had bonding in it to, it came good in the end, just had to leave it alone, but I was pissed off it had to be hard work, done hundreds in my nearly 30 years now so either I’ve lost my ability to plaster anything in the past month, or there is something up with the gear.
Or has it been a waste of 30 years on the trowel?
30 years on the trowel is never a waste of time mate. I bet your price for overboarding next time. Lol
 
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