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Ceilings

Discussion in 'Plasterers Looking For Plasterers' started by Hounddog, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Hounddog

    Hounddog New Member

    Hi guys !
    New to form and about to tackle my biggest ceiling to date !
    Was thinking of splitting area for an easier working times! Would appreciate any advice , cheers in advance
    HD
     
  2. Cornelius

    Cornelius Well-Known Member

    Search for "extra time plaster retardant" and "rolling sets"
     
  3. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    Dunno how big is that ceiling of yours, but it's slow enough in this weather at the minute
     
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  4. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Agree with Cornelius, if you cant find extratime cream of tartar works too.

    If you find it's going off just do it in two, better to look after what's already on, just make sure your featherings spot on
     
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  5. Jess has the right idea just split it into two with a nice neat blend!
    Great to see a professional female Plasterer who knows her stuff!
    Big respect for all the females in this trade;)
     
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  6. Cornelius

    Cornelius Well-Known Member

    Get a speedskim or spat on a pole to flatten it all in, that saves time.
     
  7. smoother09

    smoother09 Private Member

    Get another plasterer to stick it all on while you sit in the van then come back in for the last trowel and steal all the glory:musculoso:
     
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  8. scottie5

    scottie5 Private Member

    Artex it
     
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  9. smoother09

    smoother09 Private Member

    Tyrolean it.
     
  10. madmonk

    madmonk Private Member

    How big is it?
     
  11. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    Bit personal, maybe he's not comfortable answering questions like that :ROFLMAO:
     
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  12. Pagey

    Pagey Private Member

    They always seem a lot bigger when you panic over it
     
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  13. Cornelius

    Cornelius Well-Known Member

    Hounddogs disappeared
     
  14. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    Microtexcement?
    I Know a boy who runs courses in it:)
     
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  15. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    He ain't nothing but.....
     
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  16. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    Yeah these threads remind me of when you're chatting to someone and they leave the room and your still chatting away before you realise they're not there and then feel foolish :oops:
















    Maybe I should learn to shut the f**k up :(
     
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  17. Pagey

    Pagey Private Member

    They never come back after a post most of the time
     
  18. Shadow

    Shadow Member

    Once did a 300 m2 ceiling nice 30 bagger, had to split it in 2. Good afternoons work that ceiling. Thank God it was only 5 mtrs up.

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  19. puddove

    puddove Private Member


    even scottie 10 bags would struggle with that 1 -----------:inocente::inocente::reloco:
     
  20. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    Sounds like my everyday scenario
     
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  21. Lol seriously..can I ask did you do it on your own??
    So you broke it down into 2 ??150m2s lay??
    Give me some feed back because I must have been doing something wrong over the last 20 years !
     
  22. johniosaif

    johniosaif Private Member

    Me thinks ,you have swallowed the dangling bait ,
     
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  23. You could be right it stinks of bullshit ;)
     
  24. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Put fibre tap across. Just as it's setting pull off to create a line.. Then plaster the other side. Normally get the join tidy but a little sandpaper when dry finishes it off..
     
  25. Shadow

    Shadow Member

    Maybe little economical with the truth

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  26. Pagey

    Pagey Private Member

    I know your talking rubbish cos I was there and it was only 290 sqm
     
  27. Shadow

    Shadow Member

    Seriously though I'd be f**ked if I just layed that on let alone tried to flatten it

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  28. Pagey

    Pagey Private Member

    Hahahah I found it funny myself when I read it :risas2:
     
  29. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    Had to tack a 200m2 ceiling back in the day,........phew, took a bit of doing I can tell you..........but after dinner, chips & mars bars washed down with the old orange coloured lucozade, we were buzzin’, so we just smashed it on......looked good considering my mate helping had never mixed up, and I only had a bike cog on a stick..........

    Ahh the old days,.......think they were longer you know? ......three thirty seemed to take an age to come round......
     
  30. hstoke

    hstoke Active Member

    Also try some scrim tape on ,to what u can manage n then pull it off n move on
     
  31. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    Welcome :D
     
  32. Don’t think the old hound dog will be back Danny ;) think he might have gone back bus driving ;)
     
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  33. Irish John

    Irish John Active Member

    Or maybe he's still plastering that "big ceiling ";)
     
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  34. John j

    John j Active Member

    That' how i roll if I.m on my own
     
  35. John j

    John j Active Member

    Just don' make a mistake i made and worked to tape on a joint about a foot in front of tape i needed to pull of . Pulled wrong en of . Big crack down ceiling when it dried doh
     
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