Novice Plasterer - Skimming onto existing plasterwork

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Hi

Due to being let down by plasterer, I've decided to have a go at skimming one 'wall' - the triangle shaped section in hallway where staircase is. Bottom half of existing plaster was newer than top half but gloss paint of differrent colours daubed all over the shop here and there making for uneven base for painting, plus holes and bits of filler.

Anyway, I've probably commited a huge sin by using finishing plaster direct to skim the whole lot. I probably needed to use PVA bonding first? Overall the finish is good but needs a bit more work and a lot of sanding down - due to my inexperience.

I enjoy the process of working with plaster. But how do you get that glass-like finish? Do need to use a special technique or is it a case of applying a 'water' coat overall at the end? Due you use a plasterers float for this?

Sorry for appearing ignorant about any facts, hope I've not offended any professionals out there. Just keen to learn and understand how to do the job for myself and get the results!
 
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well erm 5/1 mix va too water use a roller and a splash of blue food dye in it
so you see any misses let it dry and give it a 2nd coat
then start skimming when its tacky
you need a good trowel in order to get a good finish
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARSHALLTOWN-...t=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item4aa678cccc
trowel hawk water brush wisk buckets bucket trowel paint roller
muilti finish plaster PVA water spray bottle

mixing plaster to water just under half a bucket of water and half a bag of plaster will mix a full bucket of plaster rember that
you want it mixed like double cream no lumps but dont over mix it.
clean wisk in spare water bucket.
start top left corner working along the top of the wall till you get to the end of the wall then start at the bottom left corner working too the end of the wall.
clean all tools then start flatting in the plaster ie working the lines out
let it pull in id say the time it takes too get clean water and drink a cup of tea!!!!!!!
the plaster will start to fill stiffer then when you layed it on then using the brush with clean water lighty brush in the edges to clean all the corners.
mix a bucket of plaster up double cream
starting top left finishing bottom right.
clean up let it pull agen tea/sigy time
then start troweling the lines out top left to bottom right
errmmm dry trowel/wet trowel using the spray bottle clean water dry trowel cross trowel sorted use the brust to brust out the edges agen
steve the polish plasterer will be on latter and he will tell you how too use a sponge float lol iv got one in my bag but i dont even use it take it away steve
oi oi hold on m8 glass finish!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
you dont want to over trowel it or it will look like a sheet of glass and if im right in thinging the painter most proble stick one on your chin as the paint wont stick
 
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steve the polish plasterer will be on latter and he will tell you how too use a sponge float lol iv got one in my bag but i dont even use it take it away steve
*tut* *tut* *plstering* *ilmao* może *sponge* puszczają w obieg (płynąć) w dniu co wy może w 3, obliczają dla filiżanki herbaty teraz :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
 
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nie będzie jeździć do mnie kolega na rowerze, ale jego płaski sorry ale jeśli chcesz, chory na pop i uczyć, jak nas Brytyjczycy to zrobić i jak do jazdy i jesteś moją suką więc zginać i weź to jak człowiek nie myśli zbyt chory uzyskać nowe zezwolenie na pracę na czarno lol basen
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nie będzie jeździć do mnie kolega na rowerze, ale jego płaski sorry ale jeśli chcesz, chory na pop i uczyć, jak nas Brytyjczycy to zrobić i jak do jazdy i jesteś moją suką więc zginać i weź to jak człowiek nie myśli zbyt chory uzyskać nowe zezwolenie na pracę na czarno lol basen
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Have you been drinking again? :D :D
 
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