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    Hi I am new to this forum. Just writing to introduce myself.

    I am a plasterer by trade and have 10 years experience. I am looking to go more to the tape and jointing side of things now.

    I have all the boxes, tape roller, nail spotter, pump etc sitting in the garage as well as a generator.

    I am looking for a some1 that I could work with to gain speed at jointing. I know what I am doing with it. Just need a bit more practice.

    I live in Kent but don't mind travelling.

    Thanks Matt

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    Hi Matt, most guys I know personally who do this are painters or plasterers and taping is actually a second trade they have learned along the way.
    Welcome to the site, I hope it works out for you.
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    Hi and welcome I thing BG still do machine tape courses

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Hi Matt, most guys I know personally who do this are painters or plasterers and taping is actually a second trade they have learned along the way.
    Welcome to the site, I hope it works out for you.
    Welcome aboard Matt, as Dillon said BG, and Lafarge do course's. don't worry about speed (yet) it will come as you get used to the tools, and you find "your" way of using them
    Don't talk to me about painters who Joint

    How about this for first coat nail spotting, and theres worse (long story)

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    Welcome to the forum, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Don't talk to me about painters who Joint
    At risk of creating a division in the camp. From my experience I would say most painters (but not all) leave a tidier taped finish than plasterers I know. Maybe because they know what comes next? I have just spent more time snagging the plasterers who tape work, rather than the reverse that brought me to this conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    At risk of creating a division in the camp. From my experience I would say most painters (but not all) leave a tidier taped finish than plasterers I know. Maybe because they know what comes next? I have just spent more time snagging the plasterers who tape work, rather than the reverse that brought me to this conclusion.

    I think I would agree with the fact that painters know what comes next, so will do a better job, proviso as above though

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    This is true, I can screwboard and dod n dab but I cant make it pay on site because Im too fussy about getting it right for the moaning old bastid taper thats following me, Oh wait that is me.

    I think we all should spend a week with the following trade to get an insite into what comes next.

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    Thanks for the advise much appreciated.. I have been working with a good pair of jointers for the last few weeks and have learnt a lot so all good

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

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    Where in kent are you from @mattjames

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