Tool Talk

From Ancient Craft to Modern Mastery
Brianna Petersen
May 8, 2024
4 min

From ancient artisans to modern innovators, the appreciation of a smooth trowel stroke spans millennia. The evolution of these tools has been fascinating, shaping not only the craft itself but also the final outcome of our work. As a company dedicated to impeccable lime plaster finishes, we understand the crucial role that tools play in achieving exemplary results. 

Ancient craftsmen, with their rudimentary yet ingenious tools, laid the foundation for the art of plastering. From wooden floats to handcrafted trowels, they mastered the skill of smoothing and shaping plaster surfaces with precision and care. Their legacy lives on in the tools we use today, albeit with significant advancements in design and materials.

In today's world, quality is paramount. Investing in high-quality tools ensures not only efficiency but also superior results. Italian and Japanese crafted stainless steel trowels, for instance, offer durability and a smooth finish, while ergonomic handles reduce fatigue during extended use. Each tool in our arsenal has been carefully selected to meet the demands of modern plastering techniques and deliver exceptional craftsmanship.

Owning quality tools is only half the battle; proper care and maintenance are equally important. After each use, it’s imperative that you clean and inspect your tools, ensuring they remain in good working condition for the next project. We recommend setting up a wash station that includes a bucket and scrub brush to provide ease in the clean-up process. Regular maintenance not only prolongs the life of your tools but also ensures consistent performance.

As we strive for excellence in our craft, we invite you to explore our curated selection of plastering tools and trowels on our Amazon storefront. Each item has been handpicked based on quality, durability, and performance, reflecting our commitment to the artistry. It is worthwhile checking out Cadoro Plasters and browsing their tool selection. They have a fantastic line of trowels that can be found on all New Age Artisans job sites.

Members of the Plaster Portal are offered the opportunity to purchase or rent our curated toolkits. We include items from the Amazon store and then some. Our team assembles specialty trowels, organizes all the items into a sleek work box, and mails the kit to your front door. Tadelakt toolkits come with finishing stones, headlamps, and wood floats. Our mentors are happy to make recommendations based on your unique needs when you have that first consult call.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring enthusiast, investing in quality tools is a testament to your craft. Join us in celebrating the evolution of plastering tools, from ancient traditions to modern mastery, and discover the difference that quality tools can make.