Said I was gonna do a ceiling reskim today, and only use speedys on it.......
After a pva session, mixed up a bucket and trowelled first coat on using my steps.
Swilled the bucket out, not too clean, gave the ceiling a run over with a blue speedy on a pole.....the room was as hot as hell, so the work began to pick up smartish. Needed to put a bit of pressure on the speedy to get it nice, and noticed that the pole attachment kept coming off the poles thread ? Wtf.
Still, got it looking nice.....had a brew.
Set about another coat......usually, my rule of thumb is whatever goes on first takes half as much to cover (1x bucket takes another half to lay in)..... however, it was so flattened I only used just over a quarter of a bucket to lay in.
Had another brew....washed up.
Got on the work again with the blue one, gently this time, running from both directions in the room ....had to get out a trowel to tidy the edges, but all else looked good......another brew and pva on two of the worst walls as prep.
Got out the stainless speedy and after spraying a mist of water on the ceiling, got on it, two passes, at 90 deg to one another, job done.
Popped on two of the worst walls, gave the 1st coat a blue one, mixed another gauge (less this time) and bashed on a tight 2nd coat again flattened with the blue one, and because the walls were a bit rough, gave them another bit of pink, this almost 3rd coat went on and in just about perfectly....could almost have left them....
Another brew and a wash out......
Two passes with the blue one and was almost done. Was ready to have to do something to the ceiling, but it didn't need it.
Could have put on another gauge at this time, but have to go back tomorrow anyway, so wasn't worth it.
Less effort, did a good job when the stuff was going off, used less gear, had the thing right under control and could have done a bit more.
All in all well pleased.
says , the plastic is the dogs, the stainless needs a bit of running in imo, two goes of the first, one of the second and home early.
And I did two coat work.