New Refina

Bagrat

Active Member
#1
Has anyone used the new s*p*r*lex 3 trowel can be used for second coat ? Just got one today
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#7
I spent a power over the last couple years buying this an buying that.. from plastic to super flex, an after months of changing techniques to breaking this new trowel, that new trowel. After deliberating if that was a better finish then the nela, rifina, mt, my head was just scrabbled. All I have now is my carbon mt from start to finish an I’m happy as Larry. Keeping my money from buying these latest tools that aren’t needed. Just my experience :descansando:
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#8
I spent a power over the last couple years buying this an buying that.. from plastic to super flex, an after months of changing techniques to breaking this new trowel, that new trowel. After deliberating if that was a better finish then the nela, rifina, mt, my head was just scrabbled. All I have now is my carbon mt from start to finish an I’m happy as Larry. Keeping my money from buying these latest tools that aren’t needed. Just my experience :descansando:
I'm heading this wAy too.
 

Bagrat

Active Member
#10
I spent a power over the last couple years buying this an buying that.. from plastic to super flex, an after months of changing techniques to breaking this new trowel, that new trowel. After deliberating if that was a better finish then the nela, rifina, mt, my head was just scrabbled. All I have now is my carbon mt from start to finish an I’m happy as Larry. Keeping my money from buying these latest tools that aren’t needed. Just my experience :descansando:
Totally agree with you there medi nela Refina I’ve had the lot and dare I say tried the old sponge but this new Refina wow ! Feels better than the rest I layed on with mt 2 coats then completed flat left 20 mins then 2 trowels with slight mist of water one final cross trowel done. Was only in a walk in wardrobe so will crack on a few ceilings this week looks and feels a better trowel than previous mentioned .
 

lurpak

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#11
Totally agree with you there medi nela Refina I’ve had the lot and dare I say tried the old sponge but this new Refina wow ! Feels better than the rest I layed on with mt 2 coats then completed flat left 20 mins then 2 trowels with slight mist of water one final cross trowel done. Was only in a walk in wardrobe so will crack on a few ceilings this week looks and feels a better trowel than previous mentioned .
I went through stage using mediflex start to finish for months its sharp as f**k now. Works good but is something about a Marshalltown cant explain
 

Bagrat

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#12
I went through stage using mediflex start to finish for months its sharp as f**k now. Works good but is something about a Marshalltown cant explain
I’ve been using a carbon Marshall for the past year but this new trowel is really sharp .
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#13
I’ve been using a carbon Marshall for the past year but this new trowel is really sharp .
I got 2 mtowns 14" one very sharp the other just nice. Got worn in nela and medi which i might sell on here. Also got
Plastic trowels getting fuxking ridiculous
 

Cornelius

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#14
Totally agree with you there medi nela Refina I’ve had the lot and dare I say tried the old sponge but this new Refina wow ! Feels better than the rest I layed on with mt 2 coats then completed flat left 20 mins then 2 trowels with slight mist of water one final cross trowel done. Was only in a walk in wardrobe so will crack on a few ceilings this week looks and feels a better trowel than previous mentioned .
Is it same blade stiffness as medi or different?
 

Bagrat

Active Member
#15
Its a slightly stiffer than medi which probably explains than when trowelling up it feels better ! But I don’t think you should lay on with it just use for trowelling.
 

Andy g

Active Member
#18
Do you not use a bucket trowel then Andy g ?
The lest tools for plastering the better. i have one trowel and bucket trowel thing is washing tools off all the time dos my f**k**g head in . Hate washing my buckets out
 

Bagrat

Active Member
#19
The lest tools for plastering the better. i have one trowel and bucket trowel thing is washing tools off all the time dos my f**k**g head in . Hate washing my buckets out
Get out of the game Andy you obviously don’t like it
 
#21
I find spending money on a therapist asking why I need so many trowels these days helps. He's happy to take my money same as the tool manufacturers. I am a bit of a luddite but for f**ks sake!!
 

Bagrat

Active Member
#27
what do you like about it
1job satisfaction 2 the challenge 3 every job is slightly different than the last 4 meeting people 5getting paid 6 pissing electricians off painters joiners etc 7 general plastering duties .8 being self employed 9 buying new tools 10 this forum in all fairness Andy I like it but there is probably a list of 50 plus pitfalls of the job !worked all weekend waiting for payment I hate this game at times .