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Old 07-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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Default I need some D-Mix!

Dino, I hope you read this forum.

I'm doing some remodeling and need to patch up the plaster around a new door opening (and plaster up the old one).

I had saved your recipe for a finish plaster that you created (for the rest of you, it's known as "D-Mix"). Here's how it's made (according to Dino's post):

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The D Mix Recipe.
For 2-1/2" gallons of JC (joint compound)
1/2 to 1 gallon of latex primer.(PVA is better)
You must use a power mixer until you have a uniform color and until the
D-mix becomes rollable.
Then you can throw into the mix (one small cup of coffee) plaster of Paris
The cup should be the small Dunking Donuts coffee cup or you can treat your self with Starbuck.
You mix again for 2 minutes and if needed throw in more PVA primer or some water. The Idea is to make a similar mix to sand-paint.
(medium to heavy soup)
Now you're ready to show off your painting skills. Dip the whole roller into the D-mix and you should cover an area 4"x4'. 12-16 SF.
Keep going few times until you cover an area 10' x 8".
Then you can go back and rough smooth the area with anything that you can use. (Taping knife, straight edge,small 24" level, whatever.)
By the time you rough smooth the area you can go back and show off your plastering skills with a trowel or a large taping knife.
Don't worry. Is very EZ. This D-Mix is very forgiving and allows you to rework the same materials without the typical skin or shrink.
If needed spray some water or apply more D-Mix to make it soft and smooth again.
Tools.
100% lambs wool roller only. You can buy one from the local paint store.
Wet the new 9" roller before you use it for 2-3 minutes.
Apply the mix into 3-4 spots ( 1/4 Roll and skip) before you start the actually rolling. Don't try to make it smooth the very first time with the roller.
And don't try to make it very smooth with the first time of troweling.
For smaller or larger areas you can follow the proportions of the original mix.
Area coverage depends on the artist.
Good luck.
EZ Dino

Last edited by Dino Makropoulos; 07-16-2005 at 6:29 PM.

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It's a little unclear to me if the recipe makes about 2.5 gallons of "joint compound" or if the main ingredient is 2.5 gallons of joint compound. My guess is that it's the latter, since 1 gallon of primer and a cup of plaster of paris won't make anywhere near 2.5 gallons of spreadable/rollable plaster.

I have a fair amount of EZ track and I've read a hint that I could use a section of track along with the edge strip to use as a wide trowel -- do I have that right?

Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:04 AM
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Default Intro to the d-mix.

Kevin,
now that woodworking is better ( thanks to the ez guys)
and eurekazone is safe and in very honest and capable hands...(more soon)
I will have the luxury to get the D-Mix formulated and tool-up to become the best and easiest way to redo our houses.

can you wait or you need something asap?
If you need something asap.... call my 24/7 number.

732-259-9984
thanks

I'm getting ready to do my house
and I can have the very first video done this week
Intro to the d-mix.

thanks and hold your ez horses.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:31 PM
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I won't need to do anything until 7/28 at the earliest. A video would be fantastic!
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:46 PM
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correction.
hold your d-mix horses.

I just called my brother. he's working on instructions and better formulations. All done. Do you know where they sell time?

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Old 07-21-2012, 12:12 PM
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Dino,

You're a wealth of knowledge! Any update on a new and improved mix?

Does this work well on old plaster walls as well as sheetrock? I may be doing some patching of plaster walls later in the year.

Thanks,
Roy
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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Dino,

You're a wealth of knowledge! Any update on a new and improved mix?

Does this work well on old plaster walls as well as sheetrock? I may be doing some patching of plaster walls later in the year.

Thanks,
Roy
Roy,
In my way to Ocala I will stop to meet D&B.
Dik and Burt.

Dik has a nice project waiting for the D-Mix.
He will document everything and we may start packaging the D-Mix for the market in few months. Another company.

tay tuned.
The offices in Ocala are a mess due to drywall dust.
I hate drywall sanding...
I stopped a crew from finishing my house...very bad tradesman.
I think the time is right for the D-Mix.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:03 PM
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Maybe its the florida heat Dino that effects there work.

You know what they say in Florida. Oh well if we can't get it done today we can do it tomorow.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:37 PM
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Dik has a nice project waiting for the D-Mix.
He will document everything and we may start packaging the D-Mix for the market in few months.


Any updates on the D-Mix?
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:58 PM
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Sorry, didn't happen. Maybe I'll have another project to use it on.
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