sand and cement

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    Sand/cement or bonding after tanking

    Hi, Hoping someone can help. I have a wall (double skin cavity wall) that had damp. The damp problem has been fixed and the bricks are now dry. I have painted it with sand + cement tanking slurry with a waterproofer added. Can I get away with bonding and then skim? I’ve read somewhere that you...
  2. Danny Hardy

    Replacing sand & cement render on internal wall advice

    Hi all, Please can I get some advice on replacing the cement render on this window wall? Picture attached I have also attached a close up picture of the cement render on other walls so you can see what it's like The cement render was all cracked and falling off above the window, behind is the...
  3. J

    Painting fresh sand cement pebble dash wall & Existing painted pebble shad help

    Got loft conversion with hip to gable wall freshly done and finished with sand cement pebbledash. What would be the right procedure to start painting it? what about the first coat and then second third etc. I also have the wall below still in pebbledash already painted few time from the...
  4. S

    Plastering Sand for laying slabs?

    Hi i have an extra jumbo of plastering sand - would I be able to use this mixed with cement to lay patio slabs in the garden? I was going to use the plastering sand for rendering some flowerbeds, but went for silicon based render instead. Was going to create a sand cement bed apx 50mm and...
  5. H

    K rend, traditional render, any other alternatives?

    Using this lockdown time to research. 1930 house with patched sand cement render from waist height. We are intending to strip all the render and replace. It has a Dutch style roof with a pillar support on one corner and there is a crack above that area. We've had some exploration and the timber...
  6. M

    How can i achieve this mortar colour?

    Hi guys, I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a...
  7. M

    How can i achieve this mortar mix colour?

    Hi guys, I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a...
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    Bonding or sand & cement?

    So I'm a little confused as to what the plasterer is supposed to be doing having had some different advice. I've taken the walls back to brick in my 1930s victorian home. I have spotted some damp in the kitchen so got a damp specialist in to have a look. He noted some of the work of the...
  9. G

    Plastering old solid kitchen walls

    Evening, I have a ~100yr old house. Am renovating the kitchen and the walls are a state. Peeling paint, plaster coming off with tiles, generally a mess. Will be rewired too so chases to fill. Its a 9'' solid wall which has been plastered with what looks like sand and cement and multi many...
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