Recent content by SUPERSLASHER

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    Plastering over existing plaster

    Give it a couple of coats of pva and when the second coat is still tacky lay on your plaster. S/S :)
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    Rendering internal walls

    Make sure all the old plaster is taken off and then give the walls a good brush off with a stiff brush. Repair any holes or poor joints with sand and cement 4:1 use only washed sand. Then damp down walls with a spray. Mix up render 3:1 washed plastering sand with a waterproofer added for first...
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    Problem with render curing and cracking

    When rendering you should always use washed plastering sand with a good waterproofer added. Building sand is for brick or block laying and not render. If the the scratch had no waterproofer in it then the top coat will pull in to fast and that is why you end up with it cracking while it cures
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    New plaster cracking - Advice needed.

    If he done both walls and ceiling he SHOULD have scrimed the joints in both. As i see it he did not scrim the joints therefore that is why you have the cracks in the plaster work. If this is the case call him back to put it right. :( S/S
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    plastering a celing on my own

    If i was you i would use the rolling set method. Divide the ceiling into 3 bays A B C put chalk marks on the walls to indicate the 3 bays. Mix up small batches of plaster so you are working with fresh plaster. Mix up and lay A ... Mix up and lay B....Flatten A ....Mix up and lay C...Flatten B...
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    Plastering Advice Needed

    I would say between £7 to £9 per meter labour and materials. If it is a day rate you would be looking at £150 to £180 for a good spread plus materials.
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    Artex problem

    You could try a mix of silver sand cement and pva mix it up like sandtex paint and paint it on the wall. Leave it for 24 hours and then try to cover it with artex. I hope this is of some help to you. :lol: S/S
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    learn to plaster??????

    No fear only wine out there and i only drink the black stuff. It is hard to find the pint of plain in small towns have to wait to come back and have a right go at it. :lol: :lol:
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    learn to plaster??????

    Going back in the new year to render the outside. Also have to tank a wine cellar under the house should be fun as it has a curved ceiling made from french bricks. :lol:
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    learn to plaster??????

    Hello R/C i was working over in france doing a 4 bedroom farm house. Most of the inside was a reskim over that nice french white plaster a nightmare to skim if you dont kill the suction. It was a nice change to see how it is on the other side of the water.
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    learn to plaster??????

    This should come under the heading HOW NOT TO LEARN TO PLASTER.The trowel tells it own story. He must have left the multi finish out in the sun to long for it to bleach the colour out of it. :lol:
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    Plaster or render?

    You need to replaster with washed plastering sand 4-1 and skim same with thistle board finish. On the upper floor bonding coat will do and board finish or multi. Make sure you damp down the walls before you float them. S/S :)
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    Indian sandstone or concrete paving type (fake)

    No contest really you can not inprove the natural stone. The concrete type will fade after a while where the real thing will only get better with time. As for prices the indian stone will work out a bit more expensive but will out last the man made stuff .Hope this helps. :) S/S
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    Concrete mix for pointing patio

    Sorry noseall for not answering your question earlier but yes it is to do with the shrinkage. :D S/S
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    Concrete mix for pointing patio

    I always use pva when pointing INDIAN stone and smooth sided paving as the pointing sticks to it a lot better when pva is added you dont get any hair line cracks along side the slab/pointing. With the plasticiser it does not seem to take to the slab in the same way as the pva .I suppose it is...