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Cement mix with washing up liquid.

Discussion in 'Building' started by utterlydiy, 29 Aug 2021.

  1. utterlydiy

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    How much washing up liquid should I add to a bucket of cement/mortar mix for pointing etc. making it easier to work with.
     
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    None. I believe it’s not recommended. Why not try and get some plasticiser?
     
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    See alot of builders using this method ?
     
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    Brickies who I work with use plasticiser.
     
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    For non structural work, a quick squirt in the water bucket, but for the price you may as well buy the proper stuff
     
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    This being - presumably - a family-oriented forum, modesty prevents one from saying what additives some builders have been known to put in the cement mixer.
     
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    Problem is - buy a 2-litre can of plasticiser for a small job, and you can't use what's left for washing up. :(
     
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    Depends on the brand. Big difference between Tesco's own and Fairy.
     
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    Original, lemon or peach?
     
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    Of course there is, price, every little helps ;)
     
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    Have you tried? They work on pretty similar principles so a plasticiser should be able to clean dishes....
     
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    For just bucket, you'd only want about a few drops of fairy, no more than 1/4 teaspoon.
     
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    It does not clean the mixer though. Odd. o_O
     
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    Does fairy liquid? Not tried that... might be a bit foamy
     
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