Youngsters and water?

bignick

New Member
Had a hand recently with a large ceiling from a youngster. All was good and everything seemed normal, then the water came out, brush and spray. Honestly I've never seen so much water used, I know I'm the other way with minimal water but this was ridiculous.
Is this the norm now with the young guns?
 

zombie

Private Member
Had a hand recently with a large ceiling from a youngster. All was good and everything seemed normal, then the water came out, brush and spray. Honestly I've never seen so much water used, I know I'm the other way with minimal water but this was ridiculous.
Is this the norm now with the young guns?
I never spray but always brush water onto surface it needs it these days imo
 
I never really brush just a mist if it needs it but most of the time keep the trowel clean/wet
 
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Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Had a hand recently with a large ceiling from a youngster. All was good and everything seemed normal, then the water came out, brush and spray. Honestly I've never seen so much water used, I know I'm the other way with minimal water but this was ridiculous.
Is this the norm now with the young guns?
I was taught to use water by a plasterer turned housebuilder who I guess would have trained in the 40s or 50s in NI.

Guess that counts as old school.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
Depends what towel your using too. I used barely any water. Then I got a mediflex and it bloody loves water! ...... although to be fair I’m still not using much extra water, just hitting it sooner than I did before
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Depends what towel your using too. I used barely any water. Then I got a mediflex and it bloody loves water! ...... although to be fair I’m still not using much extra water, just hitting it sooner than I did before
I was working with a fella in Manchester had a flex of some sort. He used that much water that it was sluicing out the back of his trowel and running down the wall. It was only a one off job though so I never got to see exactly what he was doing.

Came up a good finish though
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
I was working with a fella in Manchester had a flex of some sort. He used that much water that it was sluicing out the back of his trowel and running down the wall. It was only a one off job though so I never got to see exactly what he was doing.

Came up a good finish though
It just goes to show that everyone finds their own way of doing things and so long as the finish is good who cares!
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
As @JessThePlasterer said, no one gives a sh1t how it's done as long as the end result looks good. One coat, two coat, flexi trowel, Scammell mudflap, loads of water, none, all irrelevant as long as the customer's happy with the finish.
I am woman........ I am all wise and all seeing. An oracle, if you will.... actually f**k what you will or will not (not in a biblical sense ;):cool:) because I know best.... being woman...

















Jesus! Did that make ANY sense?? I need to socialise more. But I won’t .... lol lol lol :aburrido:
 

Tinytom

Well-Known Member
I was on a job and there was a couple of Croatian plasterers there, over skim onto mixed backgrounds they laid on 1 thick coat and drowned it in water, smeared fat everywhere and then kept trowelling it until it looked finished, once painted it looked shite and is probably cracked now
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I was on a job and there was a couple of Croatian plasterers there, over skim onto mixed backgrounds they laid on 1 thick coat and drowned it in water, smeared fat everywhere and then kept trowelling it until it looked finished, once painted it looked shite and is probably cracked now
That's because plastering in the Balkans is woman's work.

Men stand around with their hands in their pockets, puffing fags until the pub opens.
 

Nath80

Well-Known Member
Nothing wrong using water, but a decent plasterer shouldn't need to. It'll look the same when painted but much more skill and timing in being able to finish a set without a drop of water
 

carys

Well-Known Member
Had a hand recently with a large ceiling from a youngster. All was good and everything seemed normal, then the water came out, brush and spray. Honestly I've never seen so much water used, I know I'm the other way with minimal water but this was ridiculous.
Is this the norm now with the young guns?
Next time tell him the customer on the meter!
 
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