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    we have a room in the pool area that has render falling off of it, the render on a quarter of the wall is loose when you tap it, some has fallen off and just glued back on at some stage and now starting to fall off again, it has a hole in it and needs fixing.
    i had someone quote $940 to remove the loose render, then render it again just the loose bits only and will skim the rest of the 2 walls.
    is this an OK way to do it?? i know nothing about rendering.
    this does not include painting.
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    Sounds fair. I paid $600 for a single 2.8 x 4.0m straight wall to be rendered and white set after I pulled the old render off. It was loose and drummy...and came off easily...you could easily take off the old stuff, time permitting, which should save a buck or two..
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    I would be very tempted to apply a coat of the paint on render, DIY and a lot cost.
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    thats an idea, will look into that as well.

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    i cant believe the number of people i have called over the last 2 weeks for a second quote and not a single damn person has bothered showing up when they said they would do to quote on my rendering repair. absolutely ridiculous.
    why the hell do they do this?? isn't the job big enough??
    had to go with the first person i called who showed up and quoted.

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    I built a small workshop using besser blocks, some 6x5 or so and tried to get someone to render inside and out to no avail. Conceded the job is somehow remote and it's always hard to get trade people.
    So I did it myself. Never done it before and used cement render mixed by me. It was hit and miss at first until I got the consistency right. Learned that the cement mixer is useless to mix and the result was real good.
    Your job is small, you could easily do it yourself.
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    ive tried rendering before small stuff, failed miserably. not going to try this, need someone to be there to show me how, i will try and learn more from this d00d.

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    altho rendering is best left to someone who can do it, its very good to try to become one of those people. anyone can slap paint on a wall, or hit nails into wood, but plastering is an art.
    however a bit of practice can get u a decent result. the trick is consitency of material and having the right secret ingredient.
    plasterers are just good at it, but novices like myself cheat and use something added to the mix to make it hang on the wall rather than rolling off onto the floor immediately.
    for me, its a handfull of davco powdermastic to a 20 l bucket of render.
    most ppl wont tell u this and call it a secret. thats just because they are affraid someone better will find a fault with it and give them hassle.
    works good for me for small jobs. doeant affect the floating at all and has no impact on curing time.

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    hmmm, have to keep that in mind.

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