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Skimmed - Very poor finish

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Chrisev1979, 6 Apr 2018.

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  1. Chrisev1979

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    Hi,

    Looking for some advice. I've had 2 guys skim the hall, ceiling and landing this week. My usual guy was unavailable and so I used someone from a rated website who had excellent reviews and plenty of them.

    The results can be seen in the pictures. I've called the guy and he was apologetic and blamed his "apprentice" and is coming back to make good but I don't really want him to.

    Any advice at this point?

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    You need to give him the opportunity to rectify the work.
     
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    What a "terrible mess",, no other words for it. You can't trust these rated websites. True, there will be some good tradesmen on it, but there will be some rubbish too. Word of mouth is ALWAYS the best.
     
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    Ditto.
    If you can be in when the remedial work is done, can always check the quality after the first ceiling/wall is skimmed, rather than wait until all hall, ceiling and landing have been redone. Can pull the plug early if it is no better.
     
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    Have you paid them yet??
     
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the responses.

    We've agreed for him to come back next week and make good hopefully.

    Yes he's been paid (it wasn't the cheapest quote either) I guess this experience really does back the word of mouth referral mentioned above as my regular plasterers finish is always impeccable.

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    Should have waited for your usual spread no way should you let him.do more work that's shocking and to blame it on his apprentice?
     
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    The lad was booked up for 6 weeks and on this occasion I felt like taking a slight risk on someone who had extensive positive feedback. You live and learn.
     
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    I've never been able to find a really good plasterer and I've had my whole house skimmed or boarded throughout the years by different tradesmen hoping to find a good one.

    Just yesterday I had a room skimmed they've not scrim taped where the ceiling meets wall and any bits which required a little care and attention near pipes, small sections etc are rough. Not to mention the crazing cracks where its not been correctly prepped. I paid a good days rate yet it got done by midday if he head spent a full day on it the job could have been perfect. I imagine he tried to fit another job in that day. Sigh, awating his reply to revisit I'm sick of spending a good day filing and rubbing down **** plastering jobs.

    Its a dying art good plastering.
     
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