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  1. cuppatea

    cuppatea PPS Tradesman

    I've picked up a lot of excellent advice on this forum with regards to products blazes,vipers,BM advanced and many more. I now have 4T to add to to the list. Used it for the first time on a small bedroom on a couple of previously painted very badly plastered walls. Let it down with a little water then on with a 9" taping knife. Following day no pock marks and rubs down a dream with 150g. Feathers perfectly. And even with delivery it is still cheaper than most similar products. Thanks to whoever introduced 4t to this forum.
     
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  2. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    I concur :thumbsup:
     
  3. AndyClassOne

    AndyClassOne PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    I've got a job coming up with some rough old walls I'd like to try the 4T on.

    Where's the best place to get it?
     
  4. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Gypsum Tools - 4T
     
  5. kirk

    kirk PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Looks a good product, cheap.
    Does it go far?
     
  6. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    @mistcoat - I've a tape and joint job in Jan and its freezing in the place. Is 4T quick drying (like TX110) as in it doesn't dry by air alone ?

    Edit : Actually, Is 4T even meant for tape and join?
     
  7. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    It goes as far as it states in the destructions and also according to how thick you apply it, Kirk.
    I thin it down as suggested by @stevy and Peck Drywall in the States. So this will allow it to go quite a bit further. Plus if skimming, you don't need to apply as much on the second coat.

    The drying is quite retarded in a cold place and on cold walls.
    If you have a joint job on and the boards are bare, then the moisture is going to be sucked out of the 4T Joint Compound.
    It is a t&j product.
     
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  8. kirk

    kirk PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Cheers Tim for the price I will give it a blast at home over Christmas :thumbsup:
     
  9. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    I will warn you,,, it's bloody heavy and get a nice bucket with tight light lid to put it in, Kirk. As it comes in a plastic bag in a box.
     
  10. kirk

    kirk PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Seems to be a problem with pre mixed gear, hernia inducing :lol: I suppose that helps keep cost down coming in a plastic bag
     
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  11. stevy

    stevy PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    If you want to speed up the taping process,then on first fill use either easi fill 60/45 or what I use sometime if its a quick in and out job then easi fil 20.
    With that dont muck around do a tight fill then skim with the 4t:thumbsup:
     
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  12. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Makes sense, thank you sir.
     
  13. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Good info, thanks for that. :doff:
     
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  14. G-Dec

    G-Dec PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I’ve been using the Easifill 20 this week before coating with Sheetrock. How does the 4T compare?
     
  15. stevy

    stevy PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Its just easier to apply mate,sanding you could do with a spounge if you wanted to, less pot mark and imo the finish is smoother then the Sheetrock.
    plus its cheaper mate:thumbsup:
     
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  16. cuppatea

    cuppatea PPS Tradesman

    The job i used it on i had the advantage of leaving overnight so the drying time was not an issue but i would like to know other decs experiences of drying times using 4T. Its a very good product.
    Good shout Misty about a tub to keep it in mines still in its original plastic bag - still good though
     
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  17. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I guess the fact that it says Joint Compound on the lable, should have given me a hint. Doh
    :facepalm:

    Going to give it a go. Where do you get it from ?
     
  18. AndyClassOne

    AndyClassOne PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Could you use 4T for skim-filling a wall that's been previously painted?

    Not sure what the paint is, possibly an eggshell.
     
  19. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Hahaha, they could up the font size a tad :biggrin:
    Scroll up to post #4 in this thread :thumbup:

    There has been much chat about that on the Skim Coat thread. @stevy has used it over emulsion and so have I recently :thumbsup:
    Stuck tight and rubbed down nice with a 240 grit Abranet sheet on the RTS (couldn't be bothered to get the Ceros out).

    Strip walls that customer couldn't be bothered to finish :biggrin:

    4t_pps1.jpg

    First coat of 4T. When dry, flatten off any ridges (hardly any) with 6" Purdy knife.

    4t_first coat_pps.jpg

    Second coat applied and rubbed with the said 240.

    4t_second coat_pps.jpg
     
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  20. stevy

    stevy PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

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