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Mcindoe

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Iv just finished my plastering qualification but the teachings fidnt include any new methods of plastering or using new techniques like using a speed skim or 1 voat sponge floating finish, i wanted to know if this is an effective way to do a finish? Doing one 3-4mm coat and sponge float then finish rather than 2 coats?
 

Danny

Administrator
Iv just finished my plastering qualification but the teachings fidnt include any new methods of plastering or using new techniques like using a speed skim or 1 voat sponge floating finish, i wanted to know if this is an effective way to do a finish? Doing one 3-4mm coat and sponge float then finish rather than 2 coats?
master the basics first then you will understand how to cut corners
 

Mcindoe

New Member
master the basics first then you will understand how to cut corners
Ill take that, only a year of experience and have plastered plenty of houses (friends of friends homes) and my tools are coming to their end so one more question, best trowels on the market? Might get s**t for even asking but f**k it theres always more to learn
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Ill take that, only a year of experience and have plastered plenty of houses (friends of friends homes) and my tools are coming to their end so one more question, best trowels on the market? Might get s**t for even asking but f**k it theres always more to learn
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I recommend you do the tool washing module if they're fcuked after two houses. @algeeman uses his granddad's trowel.
 

Mcindoe

New Member
How do you not know that everybody's gotta have a Marshalltown?
Iv got one but everyone seams to be talking about s**t iv never heard of on here, ill go out and get ine if those super flexy mexy niva plomo womo gamba finishing trowels, s**t sounds so complicated haha
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Iv got one but everyone seams to be talking about s**t iv never heard of on here, ill go out and get ine if those super flexy mexy niva plomo womo gamba finishing trowels, s**t sounds so complicated haha
How've you manged to fcuk a MT up in a year?

I personally never got on with any of that new kit....there didn't seem to be much benefit in it. Some folk seem to like them though. I'm sure someone will be along.
 

Djr

Well-Known Member
Iv just finished my plastering qualification but the teachings fidnt include any new methods of plastering or using new techniques like using a speed skim or 1 voat sponge floating finish, i wanted to know if this is an effective way to do a finish? Doing one 3-4mm coat and sponge float then finish rather than 2 coats?
Whoever uses a sponge on skim wants a good kick in the b*ll***s . Learn the traditional way as said below and stick to it who can't go wrong
 

djfleming22

Well-Known Member
The best idea is try and team up with someone else even it's at the weekend and see when they use the new trowels and speedskims because it's very easy to make your walls worse using them, as for your marshalltown I have had my new for 2 years and it's now very good I would be lost without it now.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Iv just finished my plastering qualification but the teachings fidnt include any new methods of plastering or using new techniques like using a speed skim or 1 voat sponge floating finish, i wanted to know if this is an effective way to do a finish? Doing one 3-4mm coat and sponge float then finish rather than 2 coats?
Surely to god you weren't taught that skim should be 3-4mm? If you were your qualification isn't worth shite.
 
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