Skimming in winter

S a plastering

Private Member
Now its cold do you still flatten your first coat before laying in just wanted opinions really seen 3 different ways today by different spreads
 

Tinytom

Well-Known Member
Now its cold do you still flatten your first coat before laying in just wanted opinions really seen 3 different ways today by different spreads
Depends how neat iv laid it on. I still give my edges a brush in before laying on.
Iv had a few smaller jobs on this week so been laying on with same gear but knock a bit of dirty water through before laying on, helps to speed up the set in cold weather
 
I always flatten in between :D I like making work for myself but it gets me good results consistently
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Now its cold do you still flatten your first coat before laying in just wanted opinions really seen 3 different ways today by different spreads

I slightly change skimming in colder days mate ....I use outside of the trowel more.

You'll spend less time with the trowel in your hand than actually plastering.

3 hour set with a trowel in your hand for only an hour.
Same as lads who saying getting sore heads and necks face the ceiling with outside of the trowel.

On walls it's easier to flatten and finish when colder going up then down with the outside of the trowel.

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essexandy

The Lake Governor
I slightly change skimming in colder days mate ....I use outside of the trowel more.

You'll spend less time with the trowel in your hand than actually plastering.

3 hour set with a trowel in your hand for only an hour.
Same as lads who saying getting sore heads and necks face the ceiling with outside of the trowel.

On walls it's easier to flatten and finish when colder going up then down with the outside of the trowel.

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What the f**k are you on about?
Inside, outside, what's going on?
 

zolco

Private Member
I slightly change skimming in colder days mate ....I use outside of the trowel more.

You'll spend less time with the trowel in your hand than actually plastering.

3 hour set with a trowel in your hand for only an hour.
Same as lads who saying getting sore heads and necks face the ceiling with outside of the trowel.

On walls it's easier to flatten and finish when colder going up then down with the outside of the trowel.

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I'm disappointed that you didn't put the walls on at the same time:inocente:
 
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Deleted member 32554

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Depends how neat iv laid it on. I still give my edges a brush in before laying on.
Iv had a few smaller jobs on this week so been laying on with same gear but knock a bit of dirty water through before laying on, helps to speed up the set in cold weather
Am going off using dirty water as over the years this seems to have an adverse effect on occasions , quite often in the cold , and not saving any time in the long run, old or poorly stored MF I suspect
 

Johno2167

New Member
Now its cold do you still flatten your first coat before laying in just wanted opinions really seen 3 different ways today by different spreads
One decent coat m8
Flatten out with speedskim
Leave it pick up well
Little water ,sponge ,flatten in with spat (Refina 600mm)leave pick up
Little water on paddle brush and trowel up with ox s*p*r*lex
Dry trowel
Job done
2 -2and half hours
Little water works wonders
 

S a plastering

Private Member
One decent coat m8
Flatten out with speedskim
Leave it pick up well
Little water ,sponge ,flatten in with spat (Refina 600mm)leave pick up
Little water on paddle brush and trowel up with ox s*p*r*lex
Dry trowel
Job done
2 -2and half hours
Little water works wonders
Cant seem to get my head around one coating tried before but comes out s**t compared to when i 2 coat with fresh gear
 
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