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render top coat

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by tractorboyj, 13 Jun 2007.

  1. tractorboyj

    tractorboyj

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    hi,ive put scratch coat on.
    The remaining top coat is around 5-10mm.
    Im having trouble finding the right sand,was told sharp sand but seems to have too much big stone in it.
    Can i use building sand for top coat?
    any help appreceiated
     
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  3. noseall

    noseall

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    sharp sand NO. building sand NO.

    rendering or plastering sand is what you need.

    plus some hydrated lime.

    and a splash of waterproofer.

    and plasticiser.
     
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