An Old Dog CAN Learn New Tricks!!

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Marshy

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Hello lads n lasses,
As promised I used my new 16" stainless s*p*r*lex today on a small boarded out room about 4x3.5m2 and I'm absolutely gobsmacked!! All troweled to a top finish WITHOUT water!! I'm still perplexed as it goes against everything I have ever known,shown or trained to do!!??
The only water I used was a quick wipe of the blade every so often on the last 2 trowels. I admit I still have some tweaking regarding my timing on going over the plaster but I was in genuine awe over this trowel.
A lot of you know I harp on about being old school prefering sand/cement to anything else etc but if it wasn't for some of your reviews on these trowels I'd have carried on in my stubborn ways. So I'm just glad I took the gamble on your good advice and my only regret is not doing it sooner!
I have never ever finished any skim without the odd splash of water and using this trowel you simply don't need to. My 2 gauges/sets were done much quicker without hardly any pressure on the old arms/shoulders as normal polishing up.
If anybody wants a trowel to save time and effort on their skimming work? The stainless s*p*r*lex trowel is a must for you!! Trust me and I never say this without meaning it, you won't be dissapointed!!
Cheers for reading my drivvle,
Marshy
PS Refina havnt paid me anything, not even any freebies!!.......not even a TPF mug !!! :RpS_crying: :RpS_thumbup:
 

Marshy

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Marshy

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Great review Marshy, gonna have to get me one of them there Refinas.
Andy they REALLY are that good I never thought I'd be holding my hand up, but I am @scottie5 and everybody else who convinced me to get one for myself. Can't thank them enough. Really never thought skimming could be so easy I almost felt guilty today lol :RpS_laugh: anyway I've been much too serious and need some alcoholic refreshment?? Refina!!! You owe these lads a beer or 3 !!!
 
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Gorto

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Great mate aren't they. Keep them safe . Very easy to get little nick on them


I'm using The Plasterers Forum Mobile App
 

Marshy

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Great mate aren't they. Keep them safe . Very easy to get little nick on them


I'm using The Plasterers Forum Mobile App
Yes mines wrapped in a towel and its called Jesssop lol (long story) need to get a decent box to keep it in??? Wonder if a @beddy box may help ?? Mmmmm :RpS_biggrin:
 
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spunky

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Marshy did you get on it earlier? I used one today and tbh I thought they were ok but nothing to have a wank over
 

johniosaif

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The s*p*r*lex skimming trowel is made from a fine grade of stainless steel making it ultra flexible. The blade is tapered and has rounded edges, with a thin backing pad down the centre of the trowel to provide support. The s*p*r*lex trowels come with a soft moulded handle for a comfortable grip


The s*p*r*lex stainless steel skimming trowel can be used for finishing and smoothing plasters and special finishes on both walls and ceilings


• ultra flexible stainless steel
• rounded edges & tapered blade
• soft moulded handle
• for finishing & smoothing
• walls & ceilings
• plasters & special finishes
• made in Germany












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16" Stainless Steel Skimming Trowel
Ref: 228196


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Size 410x130mm






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Size 460x130mm






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Marshy

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GENUINE REFINA Ultra Fexible s*p*r*lex plastering Skimming Trowel 16" 228196 | eBay


this one marshy
That's the guy!!! :RpS_thumbsup: I ordered mine direct off Refina website was £38 inc deliver I think ?? Plus they send a catalogue out as well with other goodies but my missus has hidden mine! Or binned it?? Lol
 

johniosaif

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Marshy did you get on it earlier? I used one today and tbh I thought they were ok but nothing to have a wank over
That's the thing spunky, what will marshy think of it in 3 months time,will it warp ,will it get many nicks,
 

Marshy

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Marshy did you get on it earlier? I used one today and tbh I thought they were ok but nothing to have a wank over
Well I was well and truely strumming myself over this trowel Spunky. Yes it might not have pressed your buttons but I saved half an hour on each gauge/set as I'd normally take. But everybody is different and works in a different way?
 

mikeadams1985

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Having just bought a house thats basically needs re building, im gonna do the plastering, SOooo with that in mind, which trowel do we recommend people? Links to the trowels would also help :)
 

Marshy

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That's the thing spunky, what will marshy think of it in 3 months time,will it warp ,will it get many nicks,
I'll probably do another thread but drunk whinging that its sh*t and hate plastering and going to work in Mc Donalds?? :RpS_laugh:
 

scottie5

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They dont warp because by the very nature of the trowel you do not have to apply hardly any pressure,
I been using these for a long time and apart from the one i dropped (and fooked right up) there bullet proof.
 

superspread

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Yes mines wrapped in a towel and its called Jesssop lol (long story) need to get a decent box to keep it in??? Wonder if a @beddy box may help ?? Mmmmm :RpS_biggrin:
Two pieces of sparkys conduit cut along the length,keeps the edges from getting damaged in ur bag:RpS_thumbup:
 

johniosaif

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They dont warp because by the very nature of the trowel you do not have to apply hardly any pressure,
I been using these for a long time and apart from the one i dropped (and fooked right up) there bullet proof.
Good to hear ScottieScottie
 

Marshy

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Having just bought a house thats basically needs re building, im gonna do the plastering, SOooo with that in mind, which trowel do we recommend people? Links to the trowels would also help :)
Mike if there is ever any piece of genuine advice I could give you?? Its get one of these and then marvel at just how easy our job can be if we want
 

Marshy

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Throw it on with a m/town, Finish with a s*p*r*lex:)
I did first coat with my m/t 16"stainless then second coated and trowelled with the refina so so easy with little pressure/effort. If I were a trout this morning? An angler would have caught me with his Refina lure and I'd have had my head coshed in with his priest by quarter to ten !! :RpS_lol:
 

Marshy

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Rhys you can do both but I can't bear to be without my beloved m/t 16" so I only second coated and finished with mine :RpS_biggrin:
 

lucius

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Does it not do much the same as a plazzie as in you can finish earlier wth little or no water.
 
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