Choosing your plastering equipment is all about getting the right tools to get the job done. To some extent that will depend on how experienced you are – if you’re a professional, your trowel is likely to have corners worn down from use and maybe a slight belly, both of which make it perfect for achieving a great finish. They’re not cheap, but pre-worn in ‘ready to use’ trowels are worth the investment if you want to get a professional result.
The Tools of the Trade
Any plasterer will have plenty of tools in his kit, but the most important pair are the trowel and the hawk. The hawk is used to hold the plaster and should match the size of the trowel. A comfortable padded handle makes it easy to hold the hawk throughout the day.
The trowel, like the hawk, should be made of tempered stainless steel. Why? … Read the rest