Choosing the Best Plastering Tools for the Job
Jan 23, 2020
Plastering is one of the most highly skilled trades in the construction industry. At strukta we provide a wide range of materials and tools to ensure you achieve a professional finish, as we know that you need the appropriate kit to save you time and effort as well as making you as efficient as possible.
Here are the top plastering tools you’ll need to get started:
1. Finishing and Pointing Trowels
For a perfect finish in the seams and corners, use the OX pointing trowel which has a strong carbon steel blade and a straight welded shank.
2. Other Trowels
For the small spaces that are more intricate and require greater accuracy, there are more compact tools available. View our range of different size trowels that can help you to do an even better job.
3. Plasterer’s Hawk
A plastering hawk is a portable surface which can hold your plaster whilst you move about, and therefore improve your efficiency by allowing you to apply plaster quickly and easily across both walls and ceilings. The OX Pro Aluminium Plasterers Hawk is designed to prevent your material from sliding off as well as being easy to handle and hard-wearing.
4. Mixing Bucket
You’ll want a good-sized mixing bucket that is strong, durable and easy-clean. Making up enough mortar so that you don’t have to stop to remix is important, especially if you’re covering a large space.
5. Mortar Mixer
Getting your mortar to the right consistency is a skill in itself and is made more difficult if you don’t have the right tools. Using a paddle mixer ensures that you get the smooth blend that you need.
6. Beading and Snips
Using metal beading will allow you to deliver a professional end result. Choose from our wide range of products, and ensure you also have a quality pair of snips with the ability to easily cut through your beading material to make your job much easier.
7. Fibre Tape
If you have gaps and holes that need covering, create a flat and secure surface using fibre tape. This can be cut to size and stuck onto the wall to prepare the surface for plastering. For example, you’d find this useful if you are putting up fresh plasterboard and need to cover the gaps without using filler. Fibre tape is available in two different sizes at strukta; 50mm and 100mm.