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Venetian Plaster - What tools to use and what NOT to use

To apply any plaster finish you will need a trowel. Most importantly make sure it is made of stainless steel and sharpened at all edges. All trowels come with a small bevel but need to be sharpened especially if your applying a high polished finish.

Do NOT use a drywall taping knife. Getting proper hand troweled designs are much more difficult to achieve. The trowel is made especially for these materials and you can use a specialty trowel for other circumstances or designs.

You will need a Hawk to hold your product and carry it with you. Also you will need a few different size putty knives, These are your main tools you will need for any project.

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