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White top coat for pebbledash repair??

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by siggymum, 25 Apr 2010.

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    I've repaired a couple of 'blown' patches on my wall and have done the base coat with sand/cement mix which is now drying out. How/Where do I get the white cement for the top coat to tie in with existing 'dash? Does it come as a complete mix or do I need to mix with sand and do I add PVA to the top coat mix as well?

    This is my first attempt at anything like this so...be gentle with me!! :confused:
     
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    its called snowcrete and you need to add sand! if its a white background use white sand.
    dont use pva either use mortar plasticiser.

    you should get it in your local bm.
     
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    I used ordinary sand/cement mix not white sand for base, will it be okay with the white on top or will it show through?

    Sorry if I appear thick as cement but haven't done this before and don't want to have to redo :confused: :oops:
     
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    White cement and yellow sand look very yellow when dry. Your best bet is to get some old discoloured render and mix that with white cement.
     
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    absolutely fine! thats the way its normally done.
     
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    Thanks for advice guys ....will let you know how I get on :rolleyes:
     
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