Have a look at one coat spec spray finish that will really do you heads in then :RpS_tongue:
Been hand applying this week, it really is nice stuff
Had one die a few weeks in but that's coz we ran it dry. The new one seems fine still.Spray finish does take a while to get used to but then again so does anything new. It's worth it even by hand makes multi seem like sticky mud now.
Not sure, it just feels gritty, IMO
if it feel gritty it could be down to the sponge not being cleaned properly , coz i`ve worked with loads of different plasterers most use a brush but the ones who have mastered the sponge would never go back to a brush, when i work with a new plasterer i always watch to see if they do anything different to me and pinch there best bits and give them a few tips myself , surely we should all do that? but like its been said on here sponge or a brush deppends on the plasterer , but i do think some people are`nt using a sponge coz there stuck in there ways , if someone shows me a quicker, neater and easier way to do it than the sponge , then i`d love to know , i just want to the job the quickest and neatest way i can , its all business boys
Lol seen that too Dannymac, feckin horrendous lookin! It's not ready for a final rub but feck it, piss poor:RpS_mad:Yeah same, I always finish with a sponge after a plazzi float of course.......But, I have seen loads of render, especially here in Yorkshire. Where it had been rubbed up when still very wet with a sponge, maybe thats what he means? Looks like the surface of the Irish Sea on a windy day.
That's why you go over first with the plastic float to remove all the high spots and lets you see the hollows which you can fill, then re'flatten with a light trowel and then sponge when ready, there should be no Irish sea on a windy day when the sun is on it.I find that Sand and Cement render that has been finished with sponge is fine..until the sun is shining along the wall, then as Dannymac stated, it 'Looks like the surface of the Irish Sea on a windy day'.
I find a sponge makes render look good when you're working up close but take a step back in the right light and it can look bumpy. I rub up in a figure of 8 as to not leave lots of circles in the finish. The minds eye is drawn to patterns, so render rubbed up with loads of circles in stands out easily.
Just how thick are you putting on if you are getting a wavey finish ? , skimming should be put on at a 3-4 mill thickness and in 2 coats (or one coat if your rough.)spounge is good for quick one coat work, where as said the price is tight or even over board, board is already flat so the more coats you apply the more risk of getting a wavey finish. also used to bring back dead plaster if youv layed on to much, but this should never happen if your a decent spread lol not lost anything since i was an apprentice.
also good for pushing out bubbles if layed on too thick.