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    what or which joint cement and top coat can anybody recomend and wheres the best place to get it from

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    Tried all the others stick with British Gypsum http://www.gointeriors.co.uk/

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    I find quicksand is better in the summer, i think it's cheaper and doesn't bake on Walls like joint cement. Joint cement in the winter. A jointer told me to add some fairy liquid to joint cement. He told me it would keep it softer in the heat. easier to rub down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    I find quicksand is better in the summer, i think it's cheaper and doesn't bake on Walls like joint cement. Joint cement in the winter. A jointer told me to add some fairy liquid to joint cement. He told me it would keep it softer in the heat. easier to rub down.
    I thought Quicksand was supposed to be cheaper, but i've been quoted 17 a bag compared to 14 for normal Joint Cement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    I find quicksand is better in the summer, i think it's cheaper and doesn't bake on Walls like joint cement. Joint cement in the winter. A jointer told me to add some fairy liquid to joint cement. He told me it would keep it softer in the heat. easier to rub down.

    did it work or was a **** take.

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    Quicksand and regular joint cement powder should be the same price? i know we sell it for the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz672 View Post
    did it work or was a **** take.
    Have tried it in few buckets of gear. But been rubbing down the next after jointing so havn't left anything on the Walls for to long before rubbing down so can't really tell yet. But it does seem to make the gear smoother. What I have done hasn't fallen of the Walls so I guess it doesn't hurt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz672 View Post
    did it work or was a **** take.

    i`ve heard this as well mate,,think it makes it more fluffy..

    mmmm fluffy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_legend View Post
    i`ve heard this as well mate,,think it makes it more fluffy..

    mmmm fluffy..
    Knew someone who used it filler and it made that fluffy. I add the liquid to knocked up cement. And it seems to me smoother and softer.

    Mmmm smooth.

    Mmmm soft.

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    mild green fairy..

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    Are your hands nice and soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    Are your hands nice and soft.
    No they're dry as a bone and cracked to fuck!

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    mine all cracked also!!but on the upside you can grab somebody by the nose between yur thumb and nose picking finger and take the skin clean of there nose,,go-on try it on an apprentice

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    mine are so rough i use them as sand paper (80 grit), anything to save a bit of dosh

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    you know what,,i think ive tried that....

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    fairy liquid if you think about it if the brickes run out of feb mix or similar theyl add a sqoosh of fairyliquid to the cement/mortar and it makes the mortar more workable just like febmix so could it have the same effect on the likes of joint cement etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    fairy liquid if you think about it if the brickes run out of feb mix or similar theyl add a sqoosh of fairyliquid to the cement/mortar and it makes the mortar more workable just like febmix so could it have the same effect on the likes of joint cement etc?
    I've heard this also makes it easier to sand. Just a thought, anyone out there unfortunate to be told to use Knauf, would this make their ghastly fast set easier to work with?????
    I'm gonna try it on next house....

    Back on topic, BG Joint Cement all the way for me.
    And steer clear of Knauf
    Its sh!t

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I've heard this also makes it easier to sand. Just a thought, anyone out there unfortunate to be told to use Knauf, would this make their ghastly fast set easier to work with?????
    I'm gonna try it on next house....

    Back on topic, BG Joint Cement all the way for me.
    And steer clear of Knauf
    Its sh!t
    been using dish soap in my top for about 8 years. used to import nopock pro till a lady working for west tech drywall tools said all the guys in canada just used dish soap. works super well in arrow jc. be careful using in joint filler can affect the bond with your top coat lead to peel off when miss coated. works great with knauk amarican formula joint cement. makes it easier to sand less shrinkage and easier to spread plus eliminates fish eye. i use a measuring cup from laundry liquid and use 1 cup per 30l bucket... corse that could be me just talking bollocks again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    been using dish soap in my top for about 8 years. used to import nopock pro till a lady working for west tech drywall tools said all the guys in canada just used dish soap. works super well in arrow jc. be careful using in joint filler can affect the bond with your top coat lead to peel off when miss coated. works great with knauk amarican formula joint cement. makes it easier to sand less shrinkage and easier to spread plus eliminates fish eye. i use a measuring cup from laundry liquid and use 1 cup per 30l bucket... corse that could be me just talking bollocks again...
    Have used arrow jc,soft as shit,could rub it down with your hand....why bother messing with it. BG, well anything thats stops you using a disc cutter to sand it,all is appriciated....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    been using dish soap in my top for about 8 years. used to import nopock pro till a lady working for west tech drywall tools said all the guys in canada just used dish soap. works super well in arrow jc. be careful using in joint filler can affect the bond with your top coat lead to peel off when miss coated. works great with knauk amarican formula joint cement. makes it easier to sand less shrinkage and easier to spread plus eliminates fish eye. i use a measuring cup from laundry liquid and use 1 cup per 30l bucket... corse that could be me just talking bollocks again...
    Thanks Thomas, I didnt realise it could affect the bond. Ah well, I'll just plod away with the crappy filler,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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