Airless, as part of a full Knauf system specification, was used on this award-winning housing development at East Village, Stratford, that was a centrepiece for the 2012 London Olympics. Two residential towers containing a total of 482 apartments which were constructed with the widespread adoption of MMC, such as Knauf Airless Finish. Andrew Marsden from AT Plastering discussed the use of Airless Finish on this project…
'I have been interested in learning how to plaster for some time, but I was worried it would make a pre-existing shoulder injury worse: I have heard lots of horror stories about the physical pain traditional plastering techniques can cause. However, when I learned about Knauf Airless I realised this might be something I could do.'
- Jennifer Gardner, Course Attendee
Preparation is key to achieving a great finish and using Knauf jointing products make that easy. Simply prepare the joints and beads on walls and ceilings by bedding Knauf Joint tape into Knauf Joint Filler Premium or Knauf Fill & Finish and ensure they are flush with the tapered edge. Once dry you can apply the first coat of Knauf Airless Finish.
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Knauf Airless Finish stars in one of the North West's largest residential developments.
Steve Meredith, Director of HG Fairhurst Plastering remarked: "The Knauf trainer showed HG Fairhurst operatives how to use the Airless spray machine. It was a great experience, and we were really impressed with the finish." Similarly enthusiastic, main contractor, Bridgestone indicated they would like to roll out Knauf Airless Finish on new schemes moving forward.
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