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Strip plaster

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by skhudy, 24 Jan 2019.

  1. skhudy

    skhudy

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    Im a diyer who self taught and replastered my last 2 houses. Haven't plastered in a while (multifinish) but I used to be fairly competent

    Did a wall and ceiling this week - Had someone in to do the other 3 walls.

    The dried finish on their walls is a uniform light pink (almost white!) My walls have a bit of a zebra stripe effect where the plaster has dried darker in places

    It's painted now can't take a pic.

    What am I doing wrong? Timing between coats / mixing / float angle / not enough time polishing?

    If it makes a difference My 10 year finishing trowel had a Nick in it so I have a new one which although I have to a renderer for a job is no where near as broken in as my old one
     
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    Try less water when you are polishing up next time...the less the better.
     
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  3. darrington

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    As Ker plunk says, don't use too much water. If you use too much water when trowelling up, it makes the plaster too ""creamy", and weakens the plaster finish.
     
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  4. skhudy

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    thanks, i do probably use too much water... will try less next time! which will probably be on Friday
     
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