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    Hello everyone I've just done my first job for a member of my family,its a kitchen splash back, Ive got some pictures here for you, all constructive criticism very welcome.
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    er sorry mate but to be honest i would't pay for that job, your bonds are all over the place in between the cooker hood, the bond dosn't continue in the corners, and you haven't protected the worktops......sorry just being honest..
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    you want to have all your vertical grout lines plumb m8not the worst ive seen good first effort
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    The notched trowel seemed a big size for that size tile and surface protection missing, if that was a Granite work top there could've been hell to pay...
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    no lippage,looks ok,but like has been said your bond is well out,but for a 1st time its ok,everybody has to start somewhere,and who better to practice on and make mistakes than your family

    (erm,tubbed adhesive )
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    Yes you have lost the bond but general quality looks ok..

    Agree on the towel depth when using tubbed adhesive... and jesus get some bloody dust sheets..


    Why didn;t they go up the wall unit..?

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    Not a bad effort and have seen much worse carried out by so called pro's. All valid comments above and jobs for family are a good way to practice.....


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    She had brought all the materials already and only wanted to go 4 tiles high and as for the dust sheets, very big mistake on my part I'm afraid and thanks for all the mistake pointers I'm taking them all on board, oh and the job was a freebie.

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    Always a learning curve...

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    Default Re: First job

    as above and also you should silicone round the bottom of the tiles rather than grout

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    Do not be discouraged tho mate. All good points above, agree with all the guys above but for your first job you should still be happy. And good on you for having the balls to post pics of your first job and ask for criticism from a grout of the pickiest perfectionists on the web

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    it seems schoolboy errors you done there, maybe you should try get some more experience with a pro before you move onto bigger jobs or ask here, there'll be plenty of people to advise you how to get a good finish (and prep) to the job.

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