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Old 07-05-2018, 02:55 PM   #21
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Someday you boys down south will figure it out. I haven't used drywall in 25 years...
DIAMOND Veneer Plaster in a one-coat application system.


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I do appreciate Sirmixalot sharing his talents with the drywall mud. I also could not agree more with Ksc1 regarding veneer plaster. If I have to go through all the machinations of mudding the whole wall ( including all that insidious dust) give me the plaster every time . No matter how perfect the drywall finish is,when your done.....well,all you end up with is a drywall finish. The enhanced look and durability of veneer plaster is in a league by it self.

Also,take two side by side identical bathrooms,turn a plasterer loose on one and a taper on the other,the plasterer will be home watching tv while the taper is at best sanding,more than likely,waiting on the coats to dry.

On youtube a guy by the name of Kirk Giordano has a ton and a half of great / informative videos on plaster and stucco.

Hope I'm not high jacking your thread,your video is well done !
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Kirk has a few hundred videos, I've been watching his stucco stuff.

You do realize you can one coat no sand with Durabond, I know a few that do it that way. It's one way I'll do it.

You can't one coat with bucket mud for a few reasons. Even so, running auto tapers, flushers, etc is awefully fast.
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That's awesome Austin! Let me know how your skim coating project turns out. -Paul

going back for a second coat tomorrow. I've had large knives for 15 years but haven't used them until this project-you made it look easy.

I'm working on a nice lake house and they sprayed it on and smoothed out the entire house-level 5. looks beautiful. wondered if they used bakers scaffold as the rooms range from 11' in height to a few at 18'.
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Not much to figure out. If veneer plaster could be delivered at or below the cost of drywall, that's what builders would be using.
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That's my point. Once drywallers figure out how to plaster the costs are about the same. I haven't seen a builder in this area use drywall in years.

Now that the Brazilians are picking up the trade prices will start to drop and it's use will spread.
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Not much to figure out. If veneer plaster could be delivered at or below the cost of drywall, that's what builders would be using.

Actually John,if you check the costs in a Means manual,you are splitting hairs with the cost. It definitely is a regional thing. Take the Milwaukee area,veneer plaster is the norm up there, like Ksc1 pointed out, it is the norm in his neck of the woods also.

All it takes is for it to not be a "specialty" finish and the costs fall in line.
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Actually John,if you check the costs in a Means manual,you are splitting hairs with the cost. It definitely is a regional thing. Take the Milwaukee area,veneer plaster is the norm up there, like Ksc1 pointed out, it is the norm in his neck of the woods also.

All it takes is for it to not be a "specialty" finish and the costs fall in line.
"Means manual" - lmao

Actually fjn, I check the costs with the local drywall contractors. Noone gives a price anywhere close to drywall.

I'm not debating what is good.. I stating what the situation is HERE.

If it were competitive HERE - then everybody would be doing it HERE.

Same reason why we have so many McMansions being clad in stucco up here NOW. It is not because its better in Michigan. Michigan is a lousy state for stucco.

It's because it is CHEAPER than brick, and it is NOT vinyl.
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"Means manual" - lmao

Actually fjn, I check the costs with the local drywall contractors. Noone gives a price anywhere close to drywall.

I'm not debating what is good.. I stating what the situation is HERE.

If it were competitive HERE - then everybody would be doing it HERE.

Same reason why we have so many McMansions being clad in stucco up here NOW. It is not because its better in Michigan. Michigan is a lousy state for stucco.

It's because it is CHEAPER than brick, and it is NOT vinyl.

Stucco, in Michigan? On purpose? I think I'd take the vinyl..
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Stucco, in Michigan? On purpose? I think I'd take the vinyl..
The EIFS type crap.
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There is a Spanish Revival in Flint, right next door to my Uncles home.
Built by a silent screen era star in the late 20s.

Old skool stucco. Saw it a couple years ago. Still looks amazing. The brought the artisans in from somewhere.

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