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Posted: 28 April 2019,13:31 QUOTE

Hi,

Recently finished installing our sandstone patio. Went with a very light Ďmintí colour.

After reading though the site, Iíd like to finish the job with a 2 part jointing compound. The local merchant stocks Ďsimply joint professional jointing compoundí he has advised Iíll panic after installation as it will leave behind a sheen and enhance the colour.

Iím not after the Ďwetí look as I like the colour of the stone dry. Is it possible to install 2 part without a sheen or film, if itís only temporary how long would it take to weather away?

Lastly would the colour enhancement be permanent? Iím assuming by bringing out the colour itíll look like it does after raining?
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Posted: 06 May 2019,09:51 QUOTE

The genuinely good quality 2-part resin mortars leave either no sheen/film (when used properly) or an effect that weathers away in a week or so.

The product you mention is not one I'd choose to use. I know it's cheaper than the 'top marques' but you do tend to get what you pay for with these mortars, particularly when it comes to technical support and long-term performance.


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Posted: 08 May 2019,09:10 QUOTE

Quote (Tony McC @ 06 May 2019,09:51)
The genuinely good quality 2-part resin mortars leave either no sheen/film (when used properly) or an effect that weathers away in a week or so.

The product you mention is not one I'd choose to use. I know it's cheaper than the 'top marques' but you do tend to get what you pay for with these mortars, particularly when it comes to technical support and long-term performance.

Hi Tony what 2 part mortars do you recommend.
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Posted: 09 May 2019,16:41 QUOTE

The Romex products and the GftK VDW mortars are all very good. Romex win on price; GftK (via NCC StreetScape) win on Technical Support.

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Posted: 11 May 2019,22:17 QUOTE

Anyone know where you can buy Romex D1 around London and the south east?
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Posted: 17 May 2019,12:13 QUOTE

Contact Scott at Cowley Stone - 01909 772302 - and he'll be able to tell you

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Posted: 08 Aug. 2019,12:43 QUOTE

Tony,
Newbie on here, but oddly enough came across your site about 12 years ago when we first landscaped our garden. Our paver then used Geofix on about 50 sq. m of stone slabs / sets; a lot of which has either disintegrated or is supporting moss / weeds. Which of the two Romex or Gftk products would you recommend I use to replace it all, on the basis that I'll have to give it a go myself rather than paying a professional?


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Posted: 11 Aug. 2019,17:47 QUOTE

It's impossible to choose between them, honestly. They are both very, very good.

The advise I usually proffered when confronted with this question is.....

Gftk VDW 800 or 850 is usually a bit pricier but the tech support is superb and unrivalled.

Romex D1 is that bit cheaper, but tech support is patchy and you can wait a week or so to get a response.

....so, if you're confident and happy to lough on under your own steam, then it's hard to fault the D1, but if you feel you'd like the reassurance of having tech s'port at the end of the 'phone, and for them to have the patience to walk you through your first use, then it's probably worth paying that bit extra.

Having said that, it is very, *very* rare for there to be a technical issue with either product. I provide independent back-up for both manufacturers and it's exceptionally rare for it to be a product problem - in well over 99% of cases inb which I get invoilved, it's an installation problem (trans: the clown on the end of the brush didn't read the sodding instructions properly, if at all!)


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Posted: 29 Aug. 2019,12:14 QUOTE

Quote (Tony McC @ 11 Aug. 2019,17:47)
It's impossible to choose between them, honestly. They are both very, very good.

The advise I usually proffered when confronted with this question is.....

Gftk VDW 800 or 850 is usually a bit pricier but the tech support is superb and unrivalled.

Romex D1 is that bit cheaper, but tech support is patchy and you can wait a week or so to get a response.

....so, if you're confident and happy to lough on under your own steam, then it's hard to fault the D1, but if you feel you'd like the reassurance of having tech s'port at the end of the 'phone, and for them to have the patience to walk you through your first use, then it's probably worth paying that bit extra.

Having said that, it is very, *very* rare for there to be a technical issue with either product. I provide independent back-up for both manufacturers and it's exceptionally rare for it to be a product problem - in well over 99% of cases inb which I get invoilved, it's an installation problem (trans: the clown on the end of the brush didn't read the sodding instructions properly, if at all!)

Thanks very much Tony, and apologies for the tardy response; Iíd incorrectly assumed Iíd be notified of a reply a la facebook and other forums Iím part of.

I think Iíll plumb for the one with the better support infrastructure.

Thanks again.


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