Plastering Tool List

15+ Plastering Tool List: With Images and Uses

In this article, we will discuss the Plastering Tool List.

Plastering is the process of covering the rough surfaces of walls, columns, ceilings, and other building components with a thin coat of plaster to make the surface smooth and durable.  The accuracy, smoothens, durability, etc depend upon the tools. The tools used for plastering should be capable to provide workability.

For plastering, all the tools should be well equipped to provide extra beauty to the work.


  1. Plastering Tool List  


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Names Images Uses
1. TrowelTrowelUsed for digging small holes or removing weeds.
2. Spackle KnifeSpackle KnifeUsed for scraping surfaces or spreading material such as plaster in various construction trades.
3. Spirit LevelSpirit levelUsed to indicate how parallel (level) or perpendicular (plumb) a surface is relative to the earth.
4. Straight edgeStraight edge Used for ruling, cement render screeding, tiling, and as a general construction straight edge.
5. FloatFloatUsed for making plaster smooth and flat.
6. Plumb bobplumb bobUsed to establish a vertical reference (called a plumb line).
7. Floating RuleFloating RuleUsed to check the level of the plastered surface between the successive layers.
8. Paddle MixerPaddle Mixer Used for ideal for quick and convenient mixing of paint, plaster, and more.
9. HammerHammerUsed to chip out chunks of plaster and to re-secure or remove problematic pieces of lath.
10. Plaster SpongePlaster Sponge Used for providing a final coat, the finishing touch, to a paint job on the walls or the ceiling.


11. HawkHawk Used to carry mortar or plaster from the mixing table to the surface that’s being worked on.
12. Tube LevelTube LevelUsed to transfer a vertical level across a distance.
13. Water BrushWater BrushUsed during the final smoothing stage of your plaster job.
14. ThreadThreadUsed for checking the level of plaster of different structures.
15. BucketBucketUsed to transport/carry mortar.
16. BroomBroomUsed during the final smoothing stage of your plasterwork.
17. ShovelShovelUsed to mix the cement, sand, and water.



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