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    Ive used this stufff sprayed onto level 4 is it considered good or bad. It promotes a level 5 finish with no sanding or 2mm coat of plaster on the wall.
    I thought the finish was good but how does it really compare to a full level 5 usg system

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    Hi theblones

    be interested to see how you got on with the twi product - was it easy to sand and what was the drying time on the product?

    Also would be great to know what you paid for the tub - cheers
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    bell,

    the twi system was not sanded. You would tape as normal and sand back, then you spray the spray plast on. That was it finished. We used a white version and i dont know if it can be tinted. The material was quite thick in consistency and i would describe it as a very thin plaster. It left a harder finish than the board. a bit like an eggshell hard finish.

    It sounds similar to tuff hide but you would never roll it on and i was lead to believe that you needed your large airless to spray it ( a small one would not work)

    I was paying approx 30p a mtr for it but was buying it in small blue barrels. I was not sure if it was comparable to the level 5 finish promoted here, in my mind i was thinking that the usg system of 2 coats of thin plaster with a tuff hide may have been better, but i am not sure now as the twi system is less work.
    I was curious what is the better finish or has anyone sprayed twi on to pro wall.

    On a previous page i mentioned not being able to use just one coat to finish as often promoted, the twi could flash through one coat and you would never get away with it with a colour

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    Thanks Blones,

    so generally the TWI was agood finish - and if you had choice to use their joint cemnet (ready mixed) you would give it a go?

    anyone else used TWI products on here?
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    I would give it a go, its called joint butter, how sexy is that. It depends on cost.

    But yeah the finish was good. I have to say its not very easy to get right when you spray, and does take a level of skill.

    The material is very hard to sand away if you get it wrong, but there has to be some skill there or every one would do it.

    all that said i would like to know anyone who has done both systems for an opinion and an insight into the method they went with.

    we have done the twi, and the altek. and knauf

    The alltek is more or less a level 5 but without a painted finish. I would say that altek is soft compared to a traditional skim finish, but then the overall finish quality is very good,
    I would like to see a system that is as hard as skim, has the uniform finish of a newly painted wall and can be completed at a rapid rate

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    were you buying the stuff from wetndrywall because i painted two libraries in bristol for will and andy and they plastered the walls in one of them with gear that came in a small blue barrel,if its the same stuff i was not impressed with the finish on the walls though to be fair i think it might have been one of their first attempts with the stuff.

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    it was the same stuff

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