One of the most common comments we receive is that we’re using the “wrong” trowel for our work. We have our reasons for choosing our main trowel, but in this silly and playful plastering video we explain how to plaster a wall by any means necessary: using your shoe, a frying pan, a tiny plastering margin trowel, even a shovel. You can use whatever you have handy.
You can always finish off with a plastering trowel once the mud’s on the wall. While your choice of tool can help your situation, the main factor is your desire and skill level. We can use any tool, just like it doesn’t matter what shoes Mike Tyson wore in the ring, it mattered the skill he had as a fighter!
“Stucco/plastering walls by any means necessary”
We were having fun when my son Jason told me about videos where folks are applying plaster mud with a variety of tools, even using a shovel!
These methods of getting mud on the walls are “old school” ways in which many people from developing areas are not as fortunate as we are here in the USA. They have the skills and desires, but lack specific tools or implements to make their projects easier on themselves. Thus they use imagination to still complete the projects.
I have much respect for these people who improvise as it takes much more effort, I prefer skill with specific tools and stucco/plastering trowels to burning out my strength and muscles any day.
Message from Kirk:
Hello, our faithful subscribers and plasterers around the world! 🌎 Jason and I have over 850 original, educational, and free Youtube videos. All by your favorite plaster geeks: me, and Jason, my son the bearded plasterer and video creator. Below are just a few of our videos to give you an idea of who we are. You may also type in any question you may have on Stucco/Plastering issues on our channel, and like magic a video will appear to explain how it’s done. Then kick back, relax, and enjoy the show! 🍿
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- Plastering over concrete walls: https://youtu.be/_SAA11s0BPs
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