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How To Render A Wall (Rendering For Beginners)

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One major part of plastering is learning to how to render a wall. This is a massive subject which takes a lot of practice to get right. You have to make sure your timings are right, you follow the right process and you need to develop the right skills to become successful with your work.
However, this video will walk you through the full process to rendering a wall. There are 4 major steps.
1. Applying the scratch coat
2. Applying the top coat
3. Ruling the render flat
4. Float and sponge the render to a tradition finish!
These are the 4 major steps you will need to take to learn how to render a wall. We’ll walk you through the whole event and show you everything you need to know. Wether your learning as a trade or simply wanting to render your own house, we’ll show you everything so you can start.
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Fuji Wags
Fuji Wags 22 days ago
Are the metal edges at the top of the small brick wall the same ones they use on interior plaster walls? Is that what you’re calling the beads?
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No mate, you have internal angle beads and external beads designed for rendering - these are the ones I'm using pal 👍
dave oneil
dave oneil 29 days ago
Thanks!
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No worries mate!!
ANTHONY dunn
ANTHONY dunn 29 days ago
Ye i do same as you on render nice render mate well done chav . Like i said b4 i dont usaully praze go on a out plastering i done it 24 years you know so got bit bored dishartend from it you know how it goes but . Mate well nice rendering well done
Edd Jordan
Edd Jordan Month ago
Wavey lines dude. Grip in all directions for top coat.
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Cheers pal!
amblernectar
amblernectar Month ago
As always, great videos mate.
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Thank you mate, I appreciate that!
Ashley Dolan
Ashley Dolan Month ago
These videos are a big help. I'm a level 2 appreciate and it's great picking up tips etc. keep up the vids.
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Good on you mate! Hope you're training is going well and thank you for watching my videos. I really appreciate it pal! Cheers 👍
Nic Nolan
Nic Nolan Month ago
Never rendered before but would like to attempt doing my brick bbq. I’m fairly hands on so should I be ok doing it?
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You should be fine mate. There is a knack and it can be tricky starting out but if you follow the tips in the video then I'm sure you'll be grand!
James kilbride
James kilbride Month ago
When I bought my 1st property I built a brick BBQ in the summer. Not a Bricky so when finished it looked like a 5yr old had flung it up. No problem, cover it with render. Bead? Scratch coat? Ruling off? Floating over? sponge?! Nah. . Final touch, drill & screw on enamel Budweiser sign. The whole front fell off like over cooked shortbread. So yeah, listen to this bloke.
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Hahaha this made me laugh. Unlucky mate - hopefully next time will be more successful 😂
T Tevfik
T Tevfik 2 months ago
Great Video! Couple of questions. Is your feather edge wood or steel? Also how do you keep your render flat and even in the centre when feathering, especially when the wall is wider than your straight edge and you don’t have a bead to lean against? Lastly what was the mix ratio of the materials to get the render nice and creamy?
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I always use a steel one mate - I don't like the way the render sets on a wooden Darby but I have used them before mate! It's just practice pal - just follow the render you ruled beforehand! The mix for the top coat is 1 lime, 1 cement, 5 sand. Works wonders 👍
Andrew Henderson
Andrew Henderson 2 months ago
Excellent video
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Thank you pal!
Chris M
Chris M 2 months ago
Great video, very useful (I've subscribed and also enjoy your plastering videos). I am going to render my outside brick wall in between my driveway and my neighbours driveway. It's old brick work with bits chipped away. and sometimes water seeps through onto my driveway (their driveway is higher). I will be repointing the wall in some areas, and then priming the whole wall with SBR like you say before rendering. Would you advise also mixing SBR into the cement/render mix to make it more water proof? Thanks.
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Hi mate! Yes some people use SBR in their mix but I'd only use it in the scratch coat - I don't like using it on the top coat. However waterproofers and SBR in the scratch works a treat!
Pete F
Pete F 3 months ago
Very nice work, Thanks
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Thank you mate!
Stephen Ross
Stephen Ross 3 months ago
Yet another very well explained video, You have honestly saved me a fortune in the house, managed to do two rooms which we are very happy with, I’m going to build a new koi carp pond outside, what is the best mix for rendering?. Anyway thanks again for all the free information and techniques. Stephen
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Thank you for this comment mate - its great to hear that it's helped you out. Keep us all updated and good luck with your future plastering projects!
Nick Walton
Nick Walton 3 months ago
Great vid again thanks. Have you got any on fixing the beading ... On the outside flower bed for example? Cheers
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Hi mate! No I haven't yet pal but I'll try and get one sorted soon my friend 👍
Phoenix
Phoenix 3 months ago
Awesome job mate.
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Thank you mate!
kevlar 86
kevlar 86 3 months ago
Sick plasterer you man 👌🏻
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Thank you mate 👍
keith henry
keith henry 3 months ago
If the weather is very hot and you apply a pva solution to the wall before you put the stretch coat on will it slow down the suction of the wall brick / blocks??
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You should never use PVA before rendering - if you want to prime the masonary background you should use SBR as an alternative rather than PVA. It will reduce the suction a little bit but it's not as important for the scratch coat because all your doing is keying that coat ready for the top coat. Hope this helps matey 👍
yesfrat b knowin
yesfrat b knowin 3 months ago
spongeing a bit early I reckon but might b cool with that product sponge marks ?
James Holden
James Holden 3 months ago
It must have been a really hot day to require sponging straight after rubbing up.
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It was a very hot day pal!
Austin and Sians Dad
You start on the right.
gaymaca
gaymaca 3 months ago
Great vid pal. Would you recommend a Weber type top coat or just the traditional? I have a new build to do
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No worries mate 👍
gaymaca
gaymaca 3 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners Okay, think i'll go with the traditional method. Thanks for getting back
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Hi mate. I'm not actually a big fan of Weber - I just love traditional sand/ cenent but I know a lot of people rate it so it's completely down to preference 👍
Kilroy Was Ere
Kilroy Was Ere 3 months ago
Great video thank you 👍👍
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Not a problem thanks for watching 👍
Mark Almeida
Mark Almeida 3 months ago
Very helpful thank you!!!
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No worries mate 👍
Mario
Mario 3 months ago
aren't you supposed to use that "slightly beveled straightening stick" the beveled way up?
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Haha I know what your saying. It's tough at the beginning but you'll get there mate. Great hearing from you 👍
Mario
Mario 3 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners thanks! Had to plaster some parts of walls (and still some to do) during kitchen renovation and idk why, but watching plastering videos makes me want to plaster more and more. Then once I get to doing it, I am like fuck, i hate this. Though it isn't that bad.
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I like your description! I find it's best to have the flat side up so when it comes to trowelling the excess render from the "Featheredge" it's much easier to do so. Hope this helps 👍
Monte
Monte 3 months ago
Great Job. Very helpful, great tips...Thanks. 👍
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No worries! Thanks for watching 👍
Casa Xtreme
Casa Xtreme 3 months ago
Expected him to draw some textured polygons on the screen but this is also interesting.
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Ha fair enough!
Skill Builder
Skill Builder 4 months ago
Do you do corners without beads? A lot of clients don't want that crisp corner on an older building
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Hi mate! Yeah I do sometimes, it just depends on the client - my next video actually shows me rendering without beads. I just use straight edges to form the angle. However, I often find that you get a sharper corner if you don't deliberately curve them but I know what you're saying. Great hearing from you. Cheers 🍻
Slashley gibbins
Slashley gibbins 4 months ago
You know your shit. This is someone who deserves respect. I can render to a good standard but you are top notch. Would love to spend a couple of weeks with you for some lessons.
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Haha thank you mate - thanks for the support! You're a legend 👍
Ronnie Biggs
Ronnie Biggs 4 months ago
A very good in-depth training video ...You do a good job dude ..
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Thank you mate I really appreciate that!
coggsy3036
coggsy3036 4 months ago
What’s the mix you use for base and top coat?
coggsy3036
coggsy3036 4 months ago
Thanks
Slashley gibbins
Slashley gibbins 4 months ago
4-1 base coat with water proofer (stops suction). Top coat: 5-1-1 Holme sand- cement- lime respectively. Use sika plasticiser in both coats. Use much wavier lines than he did on base coat. Rendering is quite complicated as there are many variables. Good luck.
coggsy3036
coggsy3036 4 months ago
Why don’t you move the bucket of muck closer to you 🤔🤔
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Calm down Coggsy! It's just a tutorial man, don't look too deep into it and try to enjoy it a little! Who knows ... You might even learn something! Thanks for the back up boys. Cheers 👍
coggsy3036
coggsy3036 4 months ago
Skill Builder how big is that fucking bucket then?he couldn’t put it to the left so he’s not walking back and foe through the video?
Skill Builder
Skill Builder 4 months ago
Coggsy 3036 Yes good idea, put it in front of the camera so we can't see a frigging thing.
Slashley gibbins
Slashley gibbins 4 months ago
coggsy3036 naa, this guy knows his stuff.
Top Side
Top Side 4 months ago
Hay dude. Cross scratch. On an exterior wall. 🤔 Diamond shape.. corner to corner scratch. Reason!!. Water penetrates the top coat. And will run off down the diamond scratch down to your bell. . And hold with a cross scratch. We use cross scratch internally. Just saying. 😁 peace
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You're right Slashey Gibbons 👍
Slashley gibbins
Slashley gibbins 4 months ago
Some say wavey, stops cracking.
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Thanks for that. Cheers 👍
John Auld
John Auld 4 months ago
With lime render going right to left is best. The aggregate size for that work is larger than plastering sand and it tends to falls off more readily. More so with NHL than putty based render, because putty based stuff is more sticky. Pushing your new render onto and towards the stuff on the wall pushes it in and helps it to stick, compact what there already. If you go left to right, as a right hander, the trowel stretching the stuff and drags render away at the edge. Your render looks very sticky, which makes it more forgiving.
Jeff Regan
Jeff Regan 4 months ago
A right handed plasterer starts on the left and works right, a left handed troweler goes right to left. Doesn't matter but this way your hawk is away from the wall and not in front of you and the wall.
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Another great insight - thank you mate 👍
Enrique de Ezcurra
Enrique de Ezcurra 4 months ago
Mix ratio???
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The 2 coats are: 1) The scratch coat is 4 sand, 1 cement with a few scoops of lime 2) The top coat is 5 sand: 1 cement and some lime again 👍 I only ever use plastering sand for rendering in case you were wondering mate!
Ben Cartwright
Ben Cartwright 4 months ago
What's the mix please?
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Yeah mate 👍
Ben Cartwright
Ben Cartwright 4 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners plastering sand?
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Hi mate it's got 2 coats: The scratch coat is 4 sand, 1 cement with a few scoops of lime and the top coat is 5 sand: 1 cement and some lime again 👍
jimmy c
jimmy c 4 months ago
hows it going . what general depths would we be taling for scratch and finish coats . would you suggest a shallow scratch and deeper finish
jimmy c
jimmy c 4 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners THANKS A MILLION im thinking around 10mm for scratch and 10mm for top coat .
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Hi mate! Good question...I like to have the same amount of render for both the scratch and the finish. It's good to have thickness in the scratch so the top coat had sone grab yet it's also essential for the to coat because you need room to float and sponge. I've always found an equal amount to be effective pal 👍
Eoin Fleming
Eoin Fleming 4 months ago
Apply from right to left doing ssnd and cement its easier to apply ur always going back into the muck
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Thanks for the heads up pal, I appreciate that! Cheers 🍻
justy crusty
justy crusty 4 months ago
Excellent finish👍. What sand did you use?
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Thanks pal - it's Sandgate plastering sand. It's lovely stuff to use mate!
Jordan Atkinson
Jordan Atkinson 4 months ago
That’s where I went wrong. My first attempt at rendering over the weekend for myself. I kept trying to flatten the sand and cement as soon as I put it on. Cheers for the video, I’ll have another go this weekend. As I scraped it all off 😂.
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Glad it's worked out mate and good luck with your second attempt 👍
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Glad it's worked out mate and good luck with your second attempt 👍
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Glad it's worked out mate and good luck with your second attempt 👍
Michael Lowndes
Michael Lowndes 5 months ago
Hi, when you scratch, with the scratcher or sacrificed tool, trying wrapping some insulation tape 6mm from the edge of your tool, this will stop you going deeper than 6mm, and the scratch coat will be more even. Cheers, Mick@A1
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Great tip - thanks for that mate I really appreciate it. I'll definately be using that one 👍
ijl66
ijl66 5 months ago
Great job. Did you just use normal building sand for this? Also do you put SBR in your top coat? Thanks.
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Hi mate! I always use plastering sand and I only use SBR when I'm priming a masonary background - I tend to use additives like FEB Rendamix for the to coat 👍
Gordon Mackie
Gordon Mackie 5 months ago
Quality rendering m8 👍👍
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Thanks a lot mate. Hope you're well 👍
Dag Larsson
Dag Larsson 5 months ago
Hi thanks for the great video. I'm about to render a wall and was going to rule off with a straight bit of 2"x4" timber. Was thinking of routing one of the corners to a 45 degree bevel. Would that work or should I go buy a proper steel one? I've only got one wall to do so was hoping to avoid shelling out.. Cheers
Dag Larsson
Dag Larsson 5 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners Thanks for your reply, based on that I think I'll try with the 2x4 but will attach a piece of steel angle bead beforehand to stop the render drying to it. Top one!
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Hi mate, thanks for your support!! You can do that but the only thing is that the render dries to the timber because it's so porous. It can be a bit of a nightmare because the dried render will drag your rendered wall when it comes to ruling off. You can get away with it but a steel Featheredge is a lot better (especially if you're new to it 👍) a good luck and let's us know how you get on!
Márk Bella
Márk Bella 5 months ago
This video is awesomely helpful! Thank you so much!
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Not a problem mate and thank you for the support 👍
JAC L
JAC L 5 months ago
Hi mate great video. Thanks for putting it up. Im trying to render inside a fireplace on the back wall where a stove would be. After some research, a lot of renderers suggest using "old school" NHL lime with plastering sand as opposed to cement so it can expand and contract under the heat better. They've said a 5:1 scratch coat and a 6:! top coat. Ive done the scratch, however the mix for the top coat is very grainy. Ive done a mix with "Builders" Hydrated lime in the past, as it gives it a nice smooth mix and acts as a plasticiser. However I've been told not to add any ad mixtures or Feb because of the heat inside a fireplace. When I come to float it, all the render just comes off the wall. The mix is a bit of a nightmare and not very smooth. I don't think it matters substituting LIME for cement, but any advice. Would really appreciate it. Cheers 👍🏻
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Hi mate great question and thanks for the support. I don't know who told you that mix (and it might work), but I always add cement to my mix. He is right about allowing for lime because this gives the render flexibility which is what stops the render from cracking when the heat creates expansion. However, when I've rendered a fireplace I've used a similar mix but added 1 cement as well as the lime. For example, you scratch would be 5:1:1 rather than 5:1 (the latter being lime). This is what I recommend matey 👍
Jaime Hewitt
Jaime Hewitt 5 months ago
just ocr with mesh mate. Don't need a scratch coat with that stuff. lovely stuff to spread.
Stephen S
Stephen S 5 months ago
Making it look easy.. Thanks for this. Saved to my plastering playlist.
Mp H
Mp H 7 months ago
Excellent video. You are a very good spread. Quick question. Have you ever suffered from the dreaded tiger stripes with multi finish. If so, how do you combat them. I'm not sure if anyone really knows the cause of them. It's pretty annoying for me I can tell you. Keep the vid's coming man👍🏻
James Holden
James Holden 3 months ago
I've been a spread for years and can tell you tiger stripes are from your trowel. Don't let the plaster build up on your trowel as it will lift the trowel of the plaster so that the build up is doing the work. That then scrapes the tiger lines. Clean trowel often and keep it as flat as you can. Problem solved 👍
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Thank you mate I appreciate that! Arr yes the tiger stripes. To be honest mate I think it all comes down to timings. Possibly doing the wet coat to early - I've not had it in years so I'm struggling to remember!
spenceational86
spenceational86 7 months ago
Great stuff bust should of covers the glass and frames
spenceational86
spenceational86 4 months ago
@Goose Sirle your a fool mate thinking it's OK.
Goose Sirle
Goose Sirle 4 months ago
Spenceationl86 you Muppet
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To true pal - we were actually leaving the reveals because there was no door downstairs but you are right pal! 👍
Mike jackson
Mike jackson 7 months ago
Great video, id give rendering a go after seeing this. Thank for another great video.
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I'll keep it in mind mate, cheers! Thanks Mike 👍
Mike jackson
Mike jackson 7 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners id be up for that as im not far from you ( wink wink :) ) i think it be a great thing for people to watch. I have seen loads of videos of professionals teaching but you never see cock up so i think having a novice will help others more .
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That's a great idea to be honest mate. I might look into it because it would be ideal to have a complete novice learning from scratch! Great idea. Cheers 👍
Mike jackson
Mike jackson 7 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners great thank you. Out of curiosity . Have you thought about doing a special video where you working along side someoneteaching them (like me a novice ) so that question can be anwsered . This could give people a way of seeing the true do's and dont . In like a real life scenario.?
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You'll have to remove all of the paint from the brickwork and then SBR it before you start plastering mate. Bit of a ball ache but you need to do it!
Dan Mcmahon
Dan Mcmahon 7 months ago
Have you got any tips rendering turbo blocks (thermolite) using K rend?
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Haha yeah you do have a point. We always ran mesh over everything we rendered with K-Rend just so we were covered. Anything with blockwork we meshed mate 👍
Dan Mcmahon
Dan Mcmahon 7 months ago
Plastering For Beginners thing I like about k tend etc is it is thorough coloured so no painting. Ever! Haha no worries thanks. Do you normally put a mesh on when your rendering turbo blocks though ?
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Sorry mate I've used K-Rend but I'm no pro. I much prefer sand cement render so I'm sorry I couldn't help you pal!
Sinan Salman
Sinan Salman 7 months ago
Great video mate, couple of questions though? Can you use this method for internal rendering and if so is it best to pva the blockwork or brick or just spray down with water. Secondly can you use a speed skim instead of a Darby? Great videos mate!
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Hi mate! Yeah of course but I wouldn't float and sponge it if your going to finish onto with a finish plaster like British Gypsum Multi Finish. If they are concrete blocks I would just lightly spray then with water but I wouldn't use a Speedskim over a Darby. They are still quite flexible and I don't think it would have the same effect as a steel rule! Hope this helps 👍
Daemiex
Daemiex 7 months ago
any tips on how to avoid cracks in the heat, thanks to vids like yours ive done all my own external rendering so far but struggle with tiny cracks during the better weather which i dont have a issue with floating or sponging them out, i mean i keeping feeding it so it dosent dry too fast but at some point i have to go to sleep lol any tips would be amezzin, im asking you cause when you have done this vid its clearly been in the belting weather we have had recently, mix has been 411 scratch 511 top, ive tried 511 and 611 too but didnt notice very much difference, all so far been on medium block but i made sure it was kept damp, cheers man keep up the great vids
James Holden
James Holden 3 months ago
Lime in your first coat will dry the second coat too quick. Lime isn't needed if your painting the wall anyway. Why have a solid scratch coat, then a flexible top coat with a solid brittle paint? The lime being used here is not proper lime. The proper stuff to make it a live product you have to make in a barrel or bucket and leave to cure. Hydrated lime is just a old fashion way of plastercising the mix to make it easier to put on. Good chemicals can do that without the risk of skin burns. Each to there own though. I don't judge
fixit
fixit 4 months ago
Mix seems fine. As he said remove the lime in the scratch coat. Next thing to look at is the sand.
Daemiex
Daemiex 6 months ago
yeah on medium dense concrete block, im not a fan of the light blocks that you can cut with a saw. do you use any plasticiser (spelling) or anything? appreciate you replying alot of tubers dont :)
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Hi mate how's it going. What block are you using? Are they concrete blocks? Ha yeah you should be able to sleep pal lol! That's strange because your mixes seem fine. The only difference is that I don't have lime in my scratch coat (I'm guessing 4:1:1 is sand, cement and lime?) Maybe try avoiding lime in your scratch and halving the amount in your top coat just to test what effect it has? Other than that I can't see why it would happen. It might be down to the blocks your using but I can't say. Hope this helps and thanks for your support 👍
Graham Bruce
Graham Bruce 7 months ago
thanks for the great video Blaine ! 👍🏼
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Not a problem pal - glad you liked it 👍
Anthony Kenny
Anthony Kenny 7 months ago
Brilliant job , well explained,,quality work 👍👍
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Cheers mate 👍
Smithywick
Smithywick 7 months ago
great video mate whats your mix ratio and contents? do you use lime in it?
Stephen S
Stephen S 5 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners seeing as you can now edit USvid uploads. Would you mind adding this info as text to it. It would be handy for everyone to just have this info on screen. I think this video pretty much explains everything else for this rendering type.
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Hi Pal! I always mix 4:1 for the scratch coat and 5:1 with hydrogenated lime for the top coat. I have waterproofers for the scratch and Feb rendamix for the top coat which also has waterproofers in. That's the mix I use mate 👍
Paul Fleming
Paul Fleming 7 months ago
Very good video good explanation of all the do’s and don’t’s
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Thanks Paul mate. Great to hear from you!
William Bassett
William Bassett 7 months ago
Very good video nice 👍 well done
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Thank you William 👍
rock&roll45
rock&roll45 7 months ago
Really well explained bud keep up the good work what were the ratios you used for both coats and did you use any additives 👍👍👍👍
ian watson
ian watson 4 months ago
@Plastering For Beginners good work...how much waterproofer and feb do you put in per mix?
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Sorry mate I didn't see this message! Its call FEB Rendamix pal 👍
rock&roll45
rock&roll45 7 months ago
What the name off additive used
rock&roll45
rock&roll45 7 months ago
Plastering For Beginners cheers bud sorry to be a pain what a he
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Hi mate. It was 4:1 for the scratch coat and 5:1 with hydrogenated lime for the top coat. I have waterproofers for the scratch and Feb rendamix for the top coat which also has waterproofers in. That's the mix pal 👍
dhb 57
dhb 57 7 months ago
Best rendering video on you tube .Thank you.
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Thank you mate I really appreciate that!
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