Stick beads on with glue gun?

Wayners

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With talk here about sticking beads on with tape I had a thought yesterday when fixing new rope to cat pole. Would a electric glue gun work to hold beads? 240v and 110v and battery available. Sticky with a quick setting time. Tempted to try...
 

bof

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Yes good on dry and can pack out , I'm not into it , have you tried contact adhesive for tight beads on board
 

bof

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To me there's a fundamental issue that I can't grasp , why do people think their are holes in the beads lol , I get it that people want to do as much prep as they can and don't want to push them into the first coat , especially a wall with multiple windows and one coating , am I seriously the only one to do this as standard practice
 

zombie

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To me there's a fundamental issue that I can't grasp , why do people think their are holes in the beads lol , I get it that people want to do as much prep as they can and don't want to push them into the first coat , especially a wall with multiple windows and one coating , am I seriously the only one to do this as standard practice
Yes your fuckin mad!!!
 
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tapit

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To me there's a fundamental issue that I can't grasp , why do people think their are holes in the beads lol , I get it that people want to do as much prep as they can and don't want to push them into the first coat , especially a wall with multiple windows and one coating , am I seriously the only one to do this as standard practice
think so, need vid
 
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tapit

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To me there's a fundamental issue that I can't grasp , why do people think their are holes in the beads lol , I get it that people want to do as much prep as they can and don't want to push them into the first coat , especially a wall with multiple windows and one coating , am I seriously the only one to do this as standard practice
Do you mean as in first coat of two coat skimming and if you do you must leave first coat a while to stiffen up.
If so that is old school and most spreads now go straight on with second coat.
 

bof

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Do you mean as in first coat of two coat skimming and if you do you must leave first coat a while to stiffen up.
If so that is old school and most spreads now go straight on with second coat.
Agree , I'm not a skim monkey , yet , lol but those who staple , OR tape will still have to be careful not to knock out of alignment , a two coat with firming first coat is much stronger
The holes are their for a reason , why do you think ,
 

bof

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Which is why I suggested spray the bead with contact Addy , if bead doesn't need packing
 

tapit

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Agree , I'm not a skim monkey , yet , lol but those who staple , OR tape will still have to be careful not to knock out of alignment , a two coat with firming first coat is much stronger
The holes are their for a reason , why do you think ,
ok, got you now. yes your way is probably best but too slow imo for a lot of jobs.
you would not shift a bead that has been taped it is held solidly unlike staples.
the holes in bead can be filled with plaster from either side ie.pressed onto skim or skim pressed trough bead.
Thats why my tape has holes, so simple like me.
 

Vincey

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Am skimming tomorrow will time myself when sticking on thincoat beads to window reveal with half a bucket trowels worth of skim even now am thinking gonna be under one minute
 

bof

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ok, got you now. yes your way is probably best but too slow imo for a lot of jobs.
you would not shift a bead that has been taped it is held solidly unlike staples.
the holes in bead can be filled with plaster from either side ie.pressed onto skim or skim pressed trough bead.
Thats why my tape has holes, so simple like me.
Don't think that a plasterer who leaves first coat to firm is wasting any extra time , with that technique you just put more walls on ,
 

tapit

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I basically stick them on with first coat of skim and give them a little tap as lay on second coat
ok, so similar to havagojo. must have to go carefully around them while trowelling though.
Is the little tap to line them back up?
 

Vincey

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ok, so similar to havagojo. must have to go carefully around them while trowelling though.
Is the little tap to line them back up?
Just to make sure they are solid and correct, I use my snips to tap as they slightly heavier than trowel
 

Wayners

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3mm stop beads I've caught at the bottom and popped off a dried coat. Clout nails end up in my or customers car tyres. I don't use because of that. Seems no matter how careful I am with them.
 

bof

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3mm stop beads I've caught at the bottom and popped off a dried coat. Clout nails end up in my or customers car tyres. I don't use because of that. Seems no matter how careful I am with them.
Can agree with stop end , care is needed and accidents happen
 
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