Advice needed

Building basics

New Member
Bonding it is then. Even @Andy g couldn't skim that.

But why does he think he can get bonding flatter than s&c?
Thanks for that. I've absolutely no idea but if you agree with bonding and then skim then I'm happy with that. Which bonding should I buy and in terms of time are the any issues with doing the two layers too quickly or too slowly? Thanks for all your advice
 

djfleming22

Active Member
Just put a couple of handfuls of bonding in the multi flatten it put the multi on top ....putting the bonding in the multi gives you a little more to straighten it out ...you don’t need to wait till the bonding is dry either before putting the multi on top
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Thanks for that. I've absolutely no idea but if you agree with bonding and then skim then I'm happy with that. Which bonding should I buy and in terms of time are the any issues with doing the two layers too quickly or too slowly? Thanks for all your advice
Don't be listening to me. I'm a painter. ;)

It's my guess that the builder doesn't do any s&c work, but has bonded over rough substrate before with some success. He knows that s&c ain't good enough to skim so he's hoping to bond it good.

Shouldn't be necessary but it is now.

Let's hope he's better at bonding than floating.
 

djfleming22

Active Member
Gypsum ....if you are going to mix the bonding with multi don’t get bonding 60 as you cannot mix them together
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Hi ,

I'm hoping for a bit of advice. I am in the middle of a renovation and my builder has started to sand/cement the internal party wall. Once this has dried what should be applied next to get the best finish? He mentioned bonding and then skim? Is this correct or is it best to just skim?

Thanks in advance
Skim
 

Lox

Active Member
Hi ,

I'm hoping for a bit of advice. I am in the middle of a renovation and my builder has started to sand/cement the internal party wall. Once this has dried what should be applied next to get the best finish? He mentioned bonding and then skim? Is this correct or is it best to just skim?

Thanks in advance
Why add extra processes? The base is sand and cement it should be flat so just skim it
 

Lastlaff

Well-Known Member
If I was you, I would let the builder get on with other stuff, get a proper plasterer in the finish off. Have you had a price on the plastering that has put you off? Don’t risk the builder skimming what he’s already done - I can tell he’s not ever put a straight edge over the render.
BTW - out of town on a business trip, got the secretary with you?
 

Building basics

New Member
If I was you, I would let the builder get on with other stuff, get a proper plasterer in the finish off. Have you had a price on the plastering that has put you off? Don’t risk the builder skimming what he’s already done - I can tell he’s not ever put a straight edge over the render.
BTW - out of town on a business trip, got the secretary with you?
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Thanks. Not a business trip with a secretary.. Just a fixed place of work which happens to be in another town. And no secretary! I saw some of his other work before I contracted him and the finish was decent enough. Obviously I'm no professional so wouldn't see all the flaws.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
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Thanks. Not a business trip with a secretary.. Just a fixed place of work which happens to be in another town. And no secretary! I saw some of his other work before I contracted him and the finish was decent enough. Obviously I'm no professional so wouldn't see all the flaws.
I'd let him worry about it if I were you. End of the day, even if you've been stung, you're not paying til you're happy so you do your work and let him do his.

I wouldn't appreciate what you're doing now.

You just worry about passing it off when he says he's finished and paying the man.
 

Building basics

New Member
I'd let him worry about it if I were you. End of the day, even if you've been stung, you're not paying til you're happy so you do your work and let him do his.

I wouldn't appreciate what you're doing now.

You just worry about passing it off when he says he's finished and paying the man.
Thankyou. I'll provide with him with the bonding and multi finish and anything else he asks for and leave him to it.
 

Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
I personally would tell him to jog on but in more extreme language, that sand and cement is a joke, he hasn’t given it a mechanical key of any form, if that is as pissed as it looks then he will need to scutch that first before floating it out but make sure the sand and cement is stable it looks like it is blowing to me. I think you are going to be in a lot of s**t if you let him carry on
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I personally would tell him to jog on but in more extreme language, that sand and cement is a joke, he hasn’t given it a mechanical key of any form, if that is as pissed as it looks then he will need to scutch that first before floating it out but make sure the sand and cement is stable it looks like it is blowing to me. I think you are going to be in a lot of s**t if you let him carry on
It'll settle.
 
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