From Rough To Smooth: An Adventure In Finding The Top Plastering Tools

From Rough To Smooth: An Adventure In Finding The Top Plastering Tools

At CES we understand the importance of having the right tools to achieve flawless results. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a DIY enthusiast, the quality of your tools can make all the difference in transforming a rough surface into a smooth masterpiece. So how do you go about finding your top plastering tools?

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Plastering Preferences

There is such a wide array of tool options available in the market, it can seem somewhat overwhelming for the beginner and what is deemed a top tool for one tradesperson may not be such a hit with another. From trowels and floats to hawks and spatulas each tool has its own unique features and benefits (find our more about the uses for each of these tools here >). Whilst some tools have a specific role and are essential to use as part of the plastering process other tools can be more of a preference. Finding your preference for finishing your plaster, takes time and experience. Whilst some plasterer's will always stick with smoothing and flattening with a finishing trowel others prefer to do this using a spatula. Try different tools and see what works for you.

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Tool Quality

When searching for the top tools, you'll soon realise the importance of investing in high-quality plastering tools. While it can be tempting to opt for cheaper alternatives, they often lack the durability and precision required for professional results. Look for brands such as Marshalltown, Refina or Ox who are well known for quality tools and have a heap of expertise and experience behind every tool design. 

Tool Design

Whilst a brand name can be important, the functionality and ergonomic design is most important when you're using these tools on a daily basis . Tools that offer a comfortable grip and ease of use proved to be invaluable during long hours of plastering. Additionally, features such as adjustable angles and interchangeable blades allow for greater versatility and precision in different plastering tasks.


Just as plastering machines, are designed to alleviate stress and strain on the body from manual plastering, there are also innovative tools coming to market that revolutionise plaster finishing and reduce the manual elements. Tools such as the Eibenstock plaster and render power sponge float.  This is an incredibly handy tool for the professional plasterer and renderer. The handheld rotary power float and sponge makes quick and light work of finishing your monocouche or plaster. This clever tool will float up to 50m² per hour and has a variety of disc attachments that can be used interchangeably depending on your project and finish. 

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Customer Recommendations

Customer reviews and recommendations  are crucial in the quest for the top tool. Hearing first-hand experiences from fellow plasterers provides valuable insights into the performance and durability of various tools. This allows you to make more informed decisions and avoid potential pitfalls along the way. Social media can be a great way to see tools in action as well as contact fellow plasterer's for their opinions. There are also plenty of online forums or Facebook groups in which you'll usually get completely honest feedback for any questions you may ask.

So next time you're looking to upgrade your plastering kit do your research and pay close attention to tool quality, design, recommendations and innovative features.  Armed with these tips, any plastering project can be approached with confidence and the assurance of achieving professional-grade results. 

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