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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Today I started a Rendering job using sand and cement render. the job became a bit of a nightmare as it started heavily raining. I did however managed to get the scratch coat on and waited around long enough for the render to have dried enough to not be sliding down.
My problem now is that it looks like it will be raining everyday for a good while now so there is no way i will be able to apply the top coat and rub it up without the rain getting to the wall.
How long can i leave between the scratch coat and the top coat?
normally i would leave it 24-48 hours but this wont be possible
I used a 4;1 mix with a waterproofer/plasticiser for the scratch coat


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Leave it until you get fine weather, then give the wall a wetting down prior to a float coat.
We use 5 sand 1 cement for float coat, with a shovel of lime in the mix.

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As above, whenever its dry.

You can render in the rain, as long as its not caining it down, the odd shower wont hurt.

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