Im one step ahead there, did an overboard with a curve so bonded to the board and cos it was drying so much faster on the bonding got a wet sponge on it before the later trowels...lt came out niceHere's a good one I was told Thursday by a old.spread when your forming curves with bonding.
When its still to soft to hard trowel, get a spounge and some really bubbly washing up liquid water, get the sponge frothy as hell then pass over the bonding with it a couple of times, it glides over it smooths it off lovley ready for skimming.
The same bloke also said to me about laying in a very tight second coat on one coat walls with a big float but I don't ever one coat so I wouldn't know.
Sponge and bonding trick worked a treat though!
To be honest, wasnt sure if he was taking the piss or not but ill give that a go...thats why I started the thread, so many tips and tricks and cos I worked alone from the early stages will never pick them up any other way than just asking
Going to give that one a try now....should never have doubted youTaking the piss!!!!!....only after 8 pints mate lol, I have done a whole week of skimming with one bucket with sand in to clean your whisk, end of week quick whisk up and empty out, hey presto clean bucket.
Going to give that one a try now....should never have doubted you
Used your bonding trick on an artex ceiling today...came out a treatJust run your splash brush over the curve gently don't need to f**k about with a sponge bubbles...
Yes tight 2nd coat when skimming after 1st coats on no flatten justt grease over your skim its like a half flatten half laying on...
A couple of hand boards will do an average wall that way when 1st coat still wet...will knock you an hr off your set!
Can't get oneGet a labourer
Never fill your buckets up ready for next day on a domestic as you never know a bucket could have a small hole in it and flood the place over night and it's normally not that much longer to do in morning
I never thought of doing thatBest tip I ever go when I was just starting on my own from an old man and still use it to this day.
Always scrim aroundthe edges of sockets and switches when you take the fronts off.
It won't save you time but can be a godsend when you screw them sockets back in and the s**t falls out!
I'll say it again#zombie#legend,retire now and set up your own forum!!!!!!Used your bonding trick on an artex ceiling today...came out a treat
I'll say it again#zombie#legend,retire now and set up your own forum!!!!!!
Dunno, but sooner will be Tuesday the betterMonday is nearly over... where do the days go?
A good tip i do when looking at a job to do don't look at the big walls look for the most awkward part of the job and the you can price it from that because you know the big areas are easier to cover but that's the first thing draws you in to think yeh ceiling and 4 walls no problem and then you start s...t i didn't see them pipes ect.... try it the next time you look at a job
That's exactly what my old man would always say to me.The one tip that I was given was....
"Get in make your money while you are still fit and able and then get out"
That's y I said other day on another thread I dnt know y young lads on here go on about taking it easy doing 2 bag days..plenty time for them days later in life if have toThat's exactly what my old man would always say to me.
I did 5 and a half todayThat's y I said other day on another thread I dnt know y young lads on here go on about taking it easy doing 2 bag days..plenty time for them days later in life if have to