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  1. martinemj

    Is bubble bout to burst

    It will be ok....We will all get some bees dan
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    Removing paint off bricks

    It works but it's a Messy job ...and can be too harsh on soft brick /stone
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    Removing paint off bricks

    We use a needle gun for removing loose paint /pointing from stone before re rendering with lime..does depend on type of paint and how well it's stuck Main problem is when the brick or stone has been painted with masonry paint but is well adhered....there are chemicals to soften the paint and...
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    Old plasterboard

    If board has been up a while I would give it a coat of PVA .
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    Which set up

    Thanks will take look at refina one...
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    Which set up

    Something like this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/ctg-8-air-texture-gun/?da=1&TC=GS-000512010&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6KrtBRDLARIsAKzvQIGQjGz_JTnNzLn6HbCMpvgitHQVJCKcGxQROClkxLXZVtlYxaeOCS4aAv1IEALw_wcB
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    Which set up

    On a similar thread I'm going to try a compressed air hopper sprayer for thin coat finish (machine mart 46.00) Already got a petrol powered compressor (heavy f**k*r to move though) May get some board/thin coat any try it in the workshop
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    Day rate

    You start at. 4 am ?
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    Generator

    Fair play Andy you keep your kit in good order !! Lol
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    Buckler boots

    Vincey Bet you wished you not bothered to ask opinion now
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    A weather thread to moan in.

    This one seems ideal...if not bit more than I wanted to spend https://www.argos.co.uk/product/464%2F8059?clickOrigin=searchbar:home:sku:4648059
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    A weather thread to moan in.

    Half way.rhrough full house.chop off and re render Got another to do before I take a break from outside work for 3 months.. Looking buying a waterproof gazebo with 3 sides to house machine so can keep going esp if only showers ... Thinking scratch coat rather than finish ...
  13. martinemj

    Gavine Lurpak Smoother

    I thought you started the forum to be rich and successful
  14. martinemj

    Was I right

    Me too... That's the thing lot of builders can't do ..plaster
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    I said it before, jesus (newbie plastering)

    Welcome Another 5years of practice and you'll be there
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    Last job in Australia before the move home

    Thought it was just a whippet and a flat cap
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    Tanking slurry and internal render

    It's fine but if it's due to damp your using limelite then I would sponge finish it rather than trowel as this leaves open texture (same as lime finish) Does take longer to go off than multi...
  18. martinemj

    can i dab board onto steel?

    Is it rsj or steel lintel
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    Tanking slurry and internal render

    You can but you loose the breathability Best to use limelite high impact finish
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    Who rules off their render

    Depends on type of job I'm on.... Doing mostly lime work on property that could be 300 years old there's no way it's going to be spot on as walls are so far out ,so can go by eye... .does need some character in it If it's a modernish house then yes of course Break out the feather edge or serated
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    new system for bead fixing

    Tapits coming unstuck What like a referendum.... Respect the result and all that....
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    Tanking slurry and internal render

    limelite over tanking is my preferred option Does not slump like sand Cement does (tanking stops any suction )
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    Retirement

    I'm 49 and still working fine but do find in evenings after sitting down on sofa my joints seize up a bit ... Have a Mixture of work and don't really do large areas of skim now.....domestic only so can pick and choose. Can't see me getting to 65 at current work rate though so think about another...
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    Tanking slurry and internal render

    Try using limelight instead Goes on better than sand/ Cement
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    Tanking slurry and internal render

    So the tanking slurry has peeled?
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    Hello and advice please regarding materials

    Wood wool board is more expensive than pb But you would maintain the same material throughout..IE. Texture and finish You could just use pb on ceilings and skim and keep all walls in lime Wood wool/lime You will need someone who has worked with these materials in the past really.
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    Who's changed there minds on Brexit

    Well in that case second referendum should have leave questions .... as leave was result of first Question Leave with a deal Leave without
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    Just joined hello folks

    Just humour him
  29. martinemj

    Pure quality work

    Polperro stipple?
  30. martinemj

    Pure quality work

    Hate plastic trunking showing too
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    Just joined hello folks

    Alright alan
  32. martinemj

    Skim over Artex query

    What wrong we me.....i also agree with robbo 123. Lol
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    Want to learn something new?

    Wanted to go but not able work wise to make it..... Esp as tomorrow looking wet...
  34. martinemj

    Vertical damp patch on brick - No one knows what it is!

    Remove the locking wheel. Disc and base Fit raker bit onto m14 thread .....
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    Vertical damp patch on brick - No one knows what it is!

    You could use a 100mm raker bit that fits an angle grinder to remove mortar of brick.... Example https://www.toolstation.com/brick-removing-mortar-raker/p36489
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    Paint over bonding plaster

    Why do you want to paint bonding and not skim?
  37. martinemj

    New website for plasterers to price and manage there job on.

    He's definitely a brexiteer too....(so he's not completely off his trolley)
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    evening all

    Welcome to the forum
  39. martinemj

    Vertical damp patch on brick - No one knows what it is!

    If it's only 3 years old then call nhbc
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    New

    Welcome
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    new system for bead fixing

    Cheese or ham rolls?
  42. martinemj

    Don't count your chickens before there hatched

    John ....each to his own and I get it what your doing...
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    Don't count your chickens before there hatched

    Reduce price for less time Will they pay more if you take longer? I would say to customer you can't have it both ways .... you want certainty with a price or day rate but not a mix of both ....?
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    Just joined hi

    Welcome skim
  45. martinemj

    Lime Plastering to Timber Framed Cottage

    There are a couple lads on here out your way Welcome to the site.
  46. martinemj

    Want to learn something new?

    I was going to say the same ..its difficult to get the right job for it...
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