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stuart23

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I'm right off them! Plastered four bedrooms in my house only using the sf to finish after laying on. Looked amazing all drying same colour so painted a room then put a light across it. Looked absolutely terrible, re skimmed all rooms the old fashioned way. Spoke to a few others who have had the same problem so just be careful as it could bite you in the ass. I've no doubt a lot of the lads can finish to a high standard with them but I can't work it out and I've been trying for months. The trowels just seem to ride over the bumps and don't flatten the way a mt will.
 

Ajdbuild

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Hala F*****g yoyaa I'm the same mate my hands are not skilled enough .i can pull off venetian plastering but can't skim with a s*p*r*lex
 

irish_spread

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I'm right off them! Plastered four bedrooms in my house only using the sf to finish after laying on. Looked amazing all drying same colour so painted a room then put a light across it. Looked absolutely terrible, re skimmed all rooms the old fashioned way. Spoke to a few others who have had the same problem so just be careful as it could bite you in the ass. I've no doubt a lot of the lads can finish to a high standard with them but I can't work it out and I've been trying for months. The trowels just seem to ride over the bumps and don't flatten the way a mt will.


I find them amazing.

You only noticed after the 4th bedroom? I blame Danny for telling us the sponsor said they were good. Bad Danny
 

Marshy

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Stuart is Scottish therefore always drunk just like the Irish !!! So that's the reson for the quality!! As for me!? Errrrrrr gonna just jump in the hole I dug myself :RpS_blushing:
 

stuart23

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I find them amazing.

You only noticed after the 4th bedroom? I blame Danny for telling us the sponsor said they were good. Bad Danny

Yep, plastered them then painted one and stuck a light down it and it was awful. Just using it for final trowel now.
 

proskim

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I'm right off them! Plastered four bedrooms in my house only using the sf to finish after laying on. Looked amazing all drying same colour so painted a room then put a light across it. Looked absolutely terrible, re skimmed all rooms the old fashioned way. Spoke to a few others who have had the same problem so just be careful as it could bite you in the ass. I've no doubt a lot of the lads can finish to a high standard with them but I can't work it out and I've been trying for months. The trowels just seem to ride over the bumps and don't flatten the way a mt will.

This is what ive always said, with the spats also, and i own all the tools and have done for years.

The best way i have found is to speedskim your laying on, this removes lines in a way that will not show once painted, unlike the flexi spats and trowels that give the impression of a flat wall but under good light you can see were you have laid on.

once speedskim pass, go straight on with a plastic trowel , no waiting around.

You now have a very wet but flat and perfect looking wall/ceiling .. let it pick up a small bit then go again with plastic .. once ready finish off with the plastic / spat or your trowel.

easy job and no water.
speedskim to flatten, plastic to perfect while wet.

people getting abit excited about supper flex trowels , usually as its the first plastering gadget they have owned. The brand of SF i picked up broke far to easy and the replacement bent .. i hear of alot of broken trowels.. but never a MT finishing trowel.
 

cassie

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Doesnt your M/T get the wall flat without the speedskim ? remember back in the day, no one had any gadgets and just used a centenary for the whole process.... no ripples...
 

Marshy

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Doesnt your M/T get the wall flat without the speedskim ? remember back in the day, no one had any gadgets and just used a centenary for the whole process.... no ripples...
Yes young man and a bag of plaster was a tuppance ha'penny threpance and some shillings!! And you can amuse yourself with your "gadgets" in the privacy of your own premises!! Good day sir !!
 

proskim

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Doesnt your M/T get the wall flat without the speedskim ? remember back in the day, no one had any gadgets and just used a centenary for the whole process.... no ripples...

Yes it sure does, but the fact we can control a large amount of skim very easily, work on it while wet and finish with a perfect finish and no water needed . And go home full off energy!

The old way works, this new way moves on the game.

Give it a try, im just sharing my tried and tested experiences. The people that have come on and taken on this method have been amazed . Ive done all the spats,sponges and plastic "finishing" trowels.

the plastic trowel for flattening is no use like a SF but once a speedskim has flattened the skim then the plastic comes into its own.

I use the 600 speedskim one handed and flatten huge area of skim in no time, a lad will follow behind with a plastic and since the set is all flat and troweled over we put more on while waiting for it to be ready for a finish.
 

cassie

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If it works for you mate, thats the way to go, I do it differently, but as long as the jobs good, thats all that matters, I use the S/F all the time with no probs, use spats, hate speedskim...
 

s.p.t plastering

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Yes it sure does, but the fact we can control a large amount of skim very easily, work on it while wet and finish with a perfect finish and no water needed . And go home full off energy!

The old way works, this new way moves on the game.

Give it a try, im just sharing my tried and tested experiences. The people that have come on and taken on this method have been amazed . Ive done all the spats,sponges and plastic "finishing" trowels.

the plastic trowel for flattening is no use like a SF but once a speedskim has flattened the skim then the plastic comes into its own.

I use the 600 speedskim one handed and flatten huge area of skim in no time, a lad will follow behind with a plastic and since the set is all flat and troweled over we put more on while waiting for it to be ready for a finish.

what plastic do you use bud??
 
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