I looked at the product and there are so many types the same as we have here ie atleast ten backing plasters and a similar amount of finishing plasters. Explain the job you are doing and the type of background you are going onto then Someone will be able to helpCan you please recommend one?
You reading too much into it just use sand and cement use a rendering sand and get a bag of lime from the builders hard. Mix 4-1-1 and you should be fine rub up with a plastic or wooden float and go over with a sponge. Metal beads will be fine on the corners you can get a finish plaster do a search for vitcas but it is expensive.
,there isn't a time on when you put a finish on it comes with experience,not wet butnot dry,sbr not pva and plastering sand is a must (sharp and pointed grains that lock together well,not more rounded like building sand)Thank you all for your tips, particularly the one quoted.
Is a plastic float better than a wooden one? I would imagine that it is because it cannot suck out the moisture in the mix when rubbing the area.
How much time would you give an area of brickwork after first applying the mixture to a brick wall which has first been primer with pva and left to go tacky to prevent too much absorption before floating it? Then how long would you leave it before sponging it to get an even finer finish?
Is there much different between rendering sand and builders sand? The red building sand I have from Jewsons consists of pretty fine particles.
How smooth do you think the results would be just by using the recommended mixture and following the above steps without using vitcas? Good enough for the feature wall of a lounge? If not, I presume I would need to etch the mixture once done and leave it to dry for a few hours before applying something like vitcas?