Getting the best out of the speedskim

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Vincey

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I got the 600 recently but ive had the 1200 blue for while ,I've using them both ,600 on ceiling a winner to be fair on both,but when u done a wall or ceiling no matter how big it is in this weather u got flatten straightaway otherwise you've had it n u can finish with really quick with them n flat even on the old walls but I tend to finish with nelaflex
Have you bent the corners back on the 600. .?

Tbh I don't like the 1.2 as much
 

PlasterCraftDundee

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Speedskim has got to be the best tool to come out in this trade for ages. Everytime I use them it still amazes me how easy it makes a set. Being domestic I don't come across big areas of plasterboard that much but today I had just under 40m2 of nice fresh plasterboard, before speedskim I would have done it in two sets but now I can get 40m2 under control quicker than 10m2 with a normal trowel. Anyonw who says its s**t has either not used it, or not used it properly
 
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hstoke

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Have you bent the corners back on the 600. .?

Tbh I don't like the 1.2 as much
Yeh even though I rounded corners off I still had marks on my work WTF so 2nd coat filling in after but @scottie5 had mentioned recently make sure u Bend them back now since then no miver but it's pigging common sense really :hueco:
 

Vincey

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Yeh even though I rounded corners off I still had marks on my work WTF so 2nd coat filling in after but @scottie5 had mentioned recently make sure u Bend them back now since then no miver but it's pigging common sense really :hueco:
Cool first couple of times I go over on ceilings I get a little line depending what I skim over but go side to side as well and as it drys and speed skim flatten again they go .. A lot less pressure as it firms up than first few times over ,jobs a good un.
On walls even old over skim I find if I getting lines cus the wall is a bit squee whiff i will hold the 600 more in the centre of the handle with both hands with less pressure again , lines are hardly there compared to holding it out wider on the handle
Hope that helps
 

hstoke

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Got it the end of March (I think) Did a 35m2 ceiling, reskim over artex, on my tod yesterday. Even in my prime I would've got a second spread in to help. I sweated my knackers off but got it done no problem.
Good going that is mucker never mind extra time ,extra b*ll***s eh
 

hstoke

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If yer doing ceilings normal decorator pole not cheap crap though n get the rest from @Speedskim
Sf blade is a good to use it's like a mediflex trowel go on there website n read up
 

Natwasere

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If yer doing ceilings normal decorator pole not cheap crap though n get the rest from @Speedskim
Sf blade is a good to use it's like a mediflex trowel go on there website n read up
Watch the extendable poles with the buttons...... they have a small amount of slack in the catch so it swings around by quite alot on my 3footer
 

Shadow

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Fill joints in boards. One good thick coat. No need for the second (closing) coat. Speed skim while still nice and wet which closed it in all nice and flat. Speed skim works like a h section feather edge used in machine plastering. So keep the speed skim nice and flat to the wall like a Darby, not edge on like ruling of render. Don't be afraid to use pressure if needed. Use slightly more edge on if plaster had pulled in a bit. I use a 1.2 mtr speed skim. If new blade use a 5 pence piece to trace a curve on your nice new corners and trim into a nice rounded corner. Good luck

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