What Are the Tools You Need for Plastering?
HawkA hawk is the number one must-have tool for any professional plasterer. The hawk is used to carry and hold the plaster as they move down the wall. It allows you to apply your plaster easily and rapidly across both ceilings and walls.
Window trowelMost plasterers use their window trowel instead of their other larger trowels around windows. Obviously, this tool is specifically designed to use around the windows, because of its smaller blade face that gives you better manoeuvrability across the wall in the tighter spaces.
Finishing TrowelThe finishing trowel is another crucial tool in any plasterer's kit. It allows you to smooth out and flatten the plaster more after applying it to the wall. It is essential to have a good and clean surface on the trowel to leave a uniform finish.
Bucket TrowelBucket trowel is one of the key items in any plasterer's collection. It is commonly used to scoop plaster up out of your mixing bucket and onto your hawk. You need a strong bucket trowel as part of your kit, because of the weight involved when transferring the plaster.
Sponge/sandpaperSandpaper is used to quickly smooth out large areas of rough unevenness and then the finer grit is used to finish up the whole area. While a wet sponge is then used to smooth out unevenness that may appear after plastering the wall.
Plasterers floatWhen you've already added the final layer of plaster to your wall, you'll need to give one final pass over with the use of a plasterers float to give an all-important smooth and high-quality finish. This tool is also important for every plasterer because without it you won't be able to smooth down the upper layer of plaster and the surface might end up uneven.
Jointing knifeJointing knife is a very important tool to determine a straight line and edging into tight or small spaces, such as between a window near the wall and the wall that is perpendicular to it.
Thankfully, all the plastering tools listed above are available at Amaroc. If you need any assistance with what you need and should be buying, then don't hesitate to call us on 01793 232930 (Swindon) or 0117 3017474 (Bristol) or visit us in our branches at Swindon and Bristol.