Screeding floats

Discussion in 'Tool Chat' started by Joe Singleton, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Joe Singleton

    Joe Singleton Well-Known Member

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    Always used a standard plasterers float (you know the ones, wooden handle) anyone used the pointed floats? If so, what are the benefits? Better finish? Reduce flow lines?


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  2. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Don’t use a trowel, get a screed gauge or rake or pin leveller


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  3. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    I had one of them pointed towels but takes a while to get used to it after using a rectangular one for 20yr so I've chucked it in one of my shelve on the van.
    Mostly use my itools take these days and standard trowel for the cupboards/wc's etc
     
  4. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    I tried a pointed one years ago, didn't like it, i use a cam rake or a 16"×31/2" trowel for smaller areas
     
  5. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use wolff trowels Square and solid
     
  6. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    ....bet you acclimatise your trowel dont you spacey.....come on dont tell fibs
     
  7. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Always
     
  8. Joe Singleton

    Joe Singleton Well-Known Member

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    Never used anything other than a trowel myself, or know anyone who uses a pin leveller, are they a game changer?


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  9. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Depends how thick you want to apply your screed, and what screed you use. And, how high you want it up the skirting
     
  10. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    They save you a whole heap of time on big open areas especially with 2 itool mixers going one after another but you have to be careful not to get carried away and take it up the skirts. Practice makes perfect, found the art me....wax on wax off
     

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