Welcome to my blog spot which I hope to update every week to keep you ahead with the latest news from the plastering industry from a woman’s perspective.
This week I have been rather busy on a hall stairs and landing which has been a right pain. It started out as an innocuous HSL with all the markings of a 3 day job.
The BG Multi finish was purchased, the work clothes had been washed, and the smell of crisp £50 notes was wafting at me for a Friday finish, ready for a few bets on the Grand National.
The decorator had other ideas.
He suggested to my lovely customer the woodchip paper “was a bugger” to come off and has left areas of small bits which will need “blue grit”. Now for those who are in this game as long as we have been, you will know that blue grit is a site term used for British Gypsum Thistle Bond it. This is a product which is used on areas of low to medium suction such as highly painted surfaces etc……..not really for where the decorator needed an early finish for the coronation Street omnibus!
And so my customer got it in her head that this is a viable solution. We made her aware that we certainly couldn’t guarantee the finish but that if she and he insisted then we would work with it.
Enter the work area Wednesday…
A bit of blue grit here and there we can live with, but this is a 3 storey town house, tight as a ducks arse, Hall stairs and landing! There was actual steam, coming from my ears.
First we had to coat everywhere in blue grit – day one wasted.
So all in all, yes we are 2 days behind and finishing off Monday.
But on the other hand, the Bond-it seems to like multi finish, hasn’t bubbled the woodchip paper underneath, and most importantly, hasn’t started world war 3 with me and the decorator…..although there is time!
If you want to check out British Gypsums Bond-It, here is the link. Don’t let me put you off, Im always grouchy on Wednesdays….Thursdays…Fridays……