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Old 01-07-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hi all, First post here for a while hope everyone had a good xmas and start to the new year.

Im thinking abut mud additives, I cant get any here in nz i know of, Theres the old classic dish soap trick but im wondering about this product Floetrol paint additive. The mud here is quite stiff and dry, even when thinned back doesnt really flow so much , Some of the boxing clips i watch the muds so slick and smooth i think wow wish that stuff was my mud and did that. Cant think of any bad side affect of trying this, Its should still dry, Stay binded etc etc, Any thought guys.

http://www.floodaustralia.net/produc...s/floetrol.php

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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I've never had any problems putting it in mud, I'd say go for it.
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Hi all, First post here for a while hope everyone had a good xmas and start to the new year.

Im thinking abut mud additives, I cant get any here in nz i know of, Theres the old classic dish soap trick but im wondering about this product Floetrol paint additive. The mud here is quite stiff and dry, even when thinned back doesnt really flow so much , Some of the boxing clips i watch the muds so slick and smooth i think wow wish that stuff was my mud and did that. Cant think of any bad side affect of trying this, Its should still dry, Stay binded etc etc, Any thought guys.

http://www.floodaustralia.net/produc...s/floetrol.php
Caz have you no glue mud down way unda, really a hand full of gluemud in the finish coat mixed gives a smooth coat out of the box, mixing mud night before also takes out air,


I ran out of glue mud once,

once,

anyway i squirt some whiteglue in me mix,
pick out what you need to know or refresh ur mind

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Hi all, First post here for a while hope everyone had a good xmas and start to the new year.

Im thinking abut mud additives, I cant get any here in nz i know of, Theres the old classic dish soap trick but im wondering about this product Floetrol paint additive. The mud here is quite stiff and dry, even when thinned back doesnt really flow so much , Some of the boxing clips i watch the muds so slick and smooth i think wow wish that stuff was my mud and did that. Cant think of any bad side affect of trying this, Its should still dry, Stay binded etc etc, Any thought guys.

http://www.floodaustralia.net/produc...s/floetrol.php
Why not try admix?
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Why not try admix?
Cant get it
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They sell an acrylic admix type additive at Home Depot. Ive bought it many a time. They also sell Admix acrylic additive at most drywall shop. We use it in many applications to strengthen mud. Don't expect to do much sanding if you use it.
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They sell an acrylic admix type additive at Home Depot. Ive bought it many a time. They also sell Admix acrylic additive at most drywall shop. We use it in many applications to strengthen mud. Don't expect to do much sanding if you use it.
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Tried floetrol today in some multi. Cp tubed a house full of corners. Added paper rolled and 2.5 anglehead. Floetrol made quite a surprising difference. Every stage was better. More slip and workability Better to tube suck and push. Better to roll and glaze. Less effort and slicker finish. Very happy looking forward to boxing it.
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