Smooth render with silver sand

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Deleted member 31062

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Hi people

The builder who is incharge of the job as requested a smooth finish over brick.. He's got snowcrete with silver sand for top coat finish.. I won't have went down this route myself but he wants it. What's the best ratio for this? 5 sand 1 snowcrete an 1 lime? As heard the line helps it bind? With free flow or plastizier. I've roughcasted with it but never floated up with it. Any tips or should I not do it ha! Thanks
 

Marshy

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Best ratio is to get back in the van fire it up and tool it down the road !!
 

bopper

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Hi people

The builder who is incharge of the job as requested a smooth finish over brick.. He's got snowcrete with silver sand for top coat finish.. I won't have went down this route myself but he wants it. What's the best ratio for this? 5 sand 1 snowcrete an 1 lime? As heard the line helps it bind? With free flow or plastizier. I've roughcasted with it but never floated up with it. Any tips or should I not do it ha! Thanks
We used something similar once in Ireland,it wasint silver sand tho everything was to achieve a white finish...... never done it before then or after!!
 
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Wasn't my first choice.. All I use is enewall up here in Scotland nowadays.. So when the guy said silver sand an snowcrete.. i wasn't to happy going back to the olden days .. An if it looks s**t it's on me. So might rubber it eh
 

vfr12

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What's your background like- strength? Are you aware that snowcrete has stronger final finish than portland? Silver sand and builders are too fine for render, at least for me.
 
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What's your background like- strength? Are you aware that snowcrete has stronger final finish than portland? Silver sand and builders are too fine for render, at least for me.
It's on brick. Yeah I read this ..your ment to make your mix higher for both coats. Really can't be bothered with a nightmare of a job. Building sand goes white anyway with snowcrete.. Silver sands s**t to work with.
 
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I've used builders sand a lot but it's getting harder to get good stuff nowadays.. Seems to be very gritty. Few years back it was great to float up.
 

vfr12

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It's on brick. Yeah I read this ..your ment to make your mix higher for both coats. Really can't be bothered with a nightmare of a job. Building sand goes white anyway with snowcrete.. Silver sands s**t to work with.
Here is the catch - silver sand is the cleanest and snowcrete is the strongest. You can make the math .
 
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Here is the catch - silver sand is the cleanest and snowcrete is the strongest. You can make the math .
I'm s**t at math ha! What's the answer
 
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Marshy gave you the best answer!
I know.. Other guys say it's a dream.. Last time I used to wet dash.. It was a mare. But never floated.