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I've got a fair few render jobs lined up using metaclear gel, so looking for the 'dream' kit setup currently using a backpack/pole/flocked brush with fan jets but not sure that's optimal??? It 'dribbles' out and doesn't 'spray' in a nice fan shape as i was hoping...(too viscous)

Anyone use a powered paint roller to apply it? Think that would be low friction and even efficient application - anyone got any experience?

Rinsed it off using a garden hose/gun - but want a more pro set up - telescopic lance or even just a 'garden' hose fed up a pole with a high flow nozzle/gun might give a high enough flow rate to rinse quickly.

I'm looking for an as efficient (quick) as possible pro solution...Ideas/suggestions anyone?   

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Never used it but it does say it’s sprayable , I would phone the place that supplied it and ask there advice , just a question why do you want to use that rather than a hypo mix ?. That would do the same job and would be a lot cheaper . 

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19 hours ago, Pjj said:

Never used it but it does say it’s sprayable

Cheers Pjj , ever notice how products often make grandiose claims in the presell bumph 😉  

That said i've got the kit so might try a few test sprays/nozzle types etc to see if i can find a sweet spot 👍 was just hoping to 'stand on the shoulders of giants' from guys on here.

Good q vs hypo - hypo's great stuff but can cause some collateral damage to us/them - i picked up a local stately home recently as they were FURIOUS the ancient varieties of lavender/box hedging or historic variety of this or that had been decimated by a numpty cleaning the s-f's three stories up using hypo...nice clean s+f/shrivelled up 'sorched earth below' 😉  and 'bonus' randomly cleaned ancient flags  - i had to laugh - Yes we can mask/cover/protect - but the spray/run off still needs careful handling.

Meta being so thick stays where it's put  and you can control the dwelll time so can wind down the %hypo, I'm a little concerned that some of the resins used in recoloured render *can* be damaged by hypo penetrating below the surface (or so i've read) - meta keeps it on the surface and out of the 'structure'/substrate of the render. Sprayed hypo has a relatively small dwell time as gravity plays it plays - whereas meta just stay put - so you have a lot more control of the dwelltime and more even application.

Yes a little more pricey but does a great job. I'm doing a few so want to reassure the owners I'm taking all precautions to care for their properties. They know a thing or two about property so they appreciate a more considered approach. 'Painting' it on is also much more controllable than spraying where you will inevitably get a little overspray, on to windows/sill etc etc. I'm trying to avoid any accidents/ incidents which i kind feel on balance is more likely with hypo, which could put the program at risk.

I do spray hypo but in this scenario/job have opted for a more 'bespoke' approach. 

Right that's all my 'working's out' shared.

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Sounds like who ever did the job the first time didn’t know what they were doing there is no need what ever the height to kill plant life below , it’s about knowing how to use the product safely to get the desired results, all theses products including biocides can and will kill other organic and plant life if left on the surface , I just feel trying to roll something like that evenly on a surface to get a Evan clean all over could be difficult,and Ime guessing it still needs rinsing off so the potential for problems still exists , I would be interested to see how it goes can you get some before/after pics and give us a report on how it goes , sounds interesting , good luck 

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Yeah we do have our unfair share of flyby nights/wannabes with 'not much gear' and even less idea - when asked by the estate manager what chemical was it he was using he had to phone a 'friend' to find out what it was 😉 

It goes on smooth/ish with a wfp/flocked brush but it just needs a little encouragement to spread around evenly- keen to avoid risk of leaving any 'brushed' flat patination - hence the powered roller route which should 'just' apply like a roller does paint - quick and easy, little/no mess.

Yes will need rinsing but the concentration of gel is at a lower starting point and the run off is massively diluted with a good drench/soaking - I can get the run off on my work trousers and it doesn't take the colour out - now you can't really say that when spray hypo 😉  more like 'blast another good pair of trousers ruined' 

Aaarh yeah the before/after pics - always the best bit of any 'clean' - sure - but i'm sure you can imagine - 'tie dye' effect render / brand 'new' looking render couple of hours later 😉 

I'm keen to get the efficiency of the process ranked up a few notches - just n case anyone out there can advise an optimal kit/setup       

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2 minutes ago, NoName said:

Yeah we do have our unfair share of flyby nights/wannabes with 'not much gear' and even less idea - when asked by the estate manager what chemical was it he was using he had to phone a 'friend' to find out what it was 😉 

It goes on smooth/ish with a wfp/flocked brush but it just needs a little encouragement to spread around evenly- keen to avoid risk of leaving any 'brushed' flat patination - hence the powered roller route which should 'just' apply like a roller does paint - quick and easy, little/no mess.

Yes will need rinsing but the concentration of gel is at a lower starting point and the run off is massively diluted with a good drench/soaking - I can get the run off on my work trousers and it doesn't take the colour out - now you can't really say that when spray hypo 😉  more like 'blast another good pair of trousers ruined' 

Aaarh yeah the before/after pics - always the best bit of any 'clean' - sure - but i'm sure you can imagine - 'tie dye' effect render / brand 'new' looking render couple of hours later 😉 

I'm keen to get the efficiency of the process ranked up a few notches - just n case anyone out there can advise an optimal kit/setup       

Got to post some pictures after you have done it 😂😂

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Eeeweehh...looks like the final scenes from a bad slasher movie - nightmare on St Ives street #10???

Nothing better than a good before/after shocker set 😉 makes the point succinctly ...

Can seem a little gratuitous...but has the desired - sale closed 😉... 'move along folks nothing to see here'..

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