Dianne's Construction Page 8
Sept. 27I first tried my hand at parging a few
weeks back and found it required a considerable degree of skill, both
in preparing the mortar and its application. I would have contracted it
out to get it finished this fall but couldn't find a contractor I was
has the unique characteristic during mixing of turning into a dry
nearly-solid mass toward the end of the mix and then returning to
proper consistency. Since this badly overheated my 1/2 variable speed
drill, I set up a frame in the drill press to hold the bucket and
prevent it from turning - a MUCH better arrangement!
After loosing a weekend of parging (too hot and dry) I finally got back at it to try again.
2 more pails of parging applied (4 out a guesstimated 17) I seem to be
developing some technique and also a feeling for the consistency that
works best and gives me the finish I want. Now, if I would just get
some cooperation from the weather, I have a chance to get this done!
... to be continued ....