My bathroom floor project

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  1. May 9, 2019 #121

    Jon

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    Are you using the flat of the trowel instead of having the trowel at right angles to the floor using large sweeping movements. Watch that video again
    Doing floor prep is not like using concrete
     
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    Yes, although it's not always easy to hold it completely flat.
     
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    Seems you are doing it wrong by trying to hold the trowel too hard onto the floor
    Once you have mixed the product, make sure you have enough to cover the area, it should only take 10 minutes max to cover that area. Do not play with it. Once the product has dried a bit use the back of the trowel to lightly scrape the high, lumps off then repeat with more new product. Easy Peasy
    You want me to come and do it for you?
    Your cost for airfares from New Zealand of coarse:D
     
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    Looks a little rough for vinyl, like the surface of the moon. lol
     
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    Jon, It was actually my friend who did most of it although I came back afterward to do some smoothing before it fully dried. I don't know how hard he was pressing, but he was just trying to get it to spread in to the pits of the old botched job. Some of the bumps and lines are actually from the previous layer that really clumped up.

    Ernesto, it was even worse before. Lots of craters- that are still there where we didn't spread the mix.

    I'm procrastinating again- thundestorms all day plus I felt nauseous & ended up sleeping.
     

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