REFINA PLASTERING & RENDERING TOOLS

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Refina supply only the best quality plasterers trade tools and equipment. All plastering tools and trowels are produced in Germany, the UK, Europe or America and are guaranteed for trade use

REFINA specialise in stainless steel trowels which are rust free and durable and we stock the largest range of specialist stainless steel trowels in the UK for the plaster, floor, concrete, repair and paint trades

Plastering & Rendering Tools
• stainless steel plaster & cement trowels
• plastic trowels, sponge floats & brushes
• bucket & dabbing trowels
• corner & bead tools
• feather edges, rules & levels

Drywall Tools & Step Ups
• stainless steel taping knives & trowels
• board trolleys & panel lifters
• board cutters & trim knives
• stud crimpers & bead snips
• stilts & step ups

Flooring, Concreting & Tiling Tools
• notched trowels & pin levellers
• spiked rollers & paint rollers
• screed & floor trowels
• tiling sponges & cutters
• bull floats & fresno trowels

Guarantee
Refina labelled tools are all guaranteed one year for trade use and backed by full spares service
Tools with the orange label are stainless steel and rust free

Brands
We stock PLASTERCRAFT, MARSHALLTOWN, ESTWING and STABILA brands. We carry some of the largest stocks of tools and trowels in the UK

Many of those difficult to find or specialist tools are available off the shelf

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
FOR PLASTERING, RENDERING & REPAIR TRADES

AGITATOR
A mixer consisting of a power drive, shaft and impellor to provide agitation of the contents of a vessel, container or tub
AIR COMPRESSORS
Electric, petrol or diesel powered machine, providing compressed air to operate spray guns, pumps and air tools
ALLOY HANDLES
Rigid or extendable handles are used with spatulas, trowels, floats and paint rollers for ceiling, floor and wall work
ALUMINIUM SERRATED STRAIGHT EDGES
This straight edge has a serrated leading edge and is designed to level newly applied render as above while the serrated edge removes air pockets from Monocouche renders and easily identifies hollows and low spots without bringing undue amounts of cement rich laitance to the surface
ANGLE & CORNER PLANE
The angle plane is a multi bladed tool for reducing high spots and plaster wall surfaces, cleaning angles and up to beads
ARRIS TROWEL
An corner trowel with sharp or bull nosed angle and lip for finishing cement edges, steps or screed. An arris may be bevelled, rounded, chamfered, radiused or splayed
ARTEX BRUSHES
These stipple brushes are made with rubber fingers and are for producing swirl finishes, patterns and textures
ASHLAR CUTTER
An ashlar cutter is a tool for scraping in an indented relief to give the appearance of block masonry in render. It is used to produce square or angled relief detail into render to give the appearance of masonry by running the blade along the top of a straight rule placed along a previously described chalk line
BOARD LIFTER
The board lifter is a mechanical device to lift plasterboard and panels into position onto ceiling and wall studwork.. The drywall board lifter allows one man to position and fix ceiling boards and panels and the board can be raised up to 4.0 metres, swivelled through 360º and tilted to 45º
BOARD TROLLEYS
The drywall trolleys are designed for easy handling of sheet and board materials. They are narrow enough to easily go through a doorway and are ideal for areas with uneven or soft flooring
BUCKET BRUSHES
Stiff brushes used for cleaning mixing tubs and paddles, tools and rules
BUCKET TROWELS
Square end gauging trowel for scooping material from the mix bucket and dabbing on the wall surface
BULL FLOATS
The bull floats are produced from hard wearing magnesium alloy and are for levelling and smoothing wet concrete. The bull floats will depress the aggregate and leave a dense surface. They are available with either the bolt and lock angled bracket or the worm gear tilting bracket and alloy handles
CAULKER POINTING GUN
The hand operated guns are simple to use for mortar pointing. The skeleton type frame with trigger mechanism applies an even consistent mortar bead. The plastic barrels and nozzles are replaceable and easy to clean. Air powered guns are available
CONCRETE & TERRAZZO DISCS
The discs are semi-flexible and used with an electric sander for smoothing and finishing concrete, terrazzo and decorative screed
CONTINUOUS MIXER
A hopper feed mixing machine that will consistently mix plaster and mortar with water to supply a spot board, tub or pump. The bagged material is fed into the hopper and water is gauged and metered continuously
CORNER TROWEL
Angled stainless steel trowels are used to form and finish corners or arrises. The corner is normally 90° angles and can be internal or external. The adjustable angle trowel is for matching and finishing splayed angles
COVE & GUTTER TROWELS
These corner, cove and edging trowels are produced in stainless steel and are for producing smooth rounded joints between floor and wall; the mitered corner cove trowels are for making consistent corner coves
DABBING TROWEL
Used to dab drywall adhesive or bonding for adhering plasterboard to blockwork walls
DARBY
Aluminium rule with handles for levelling plaster and render
DIAMOND DRILL
Core drills will
DIAMOND POLISHING DISCS
There are wet or dry use diamond discs for polishing stone, terrazzo, and concrete. The discs are often Velcro backed and used with specialist slow speed polishing machines
DRILL CHUCKS
Can be fitted to mixer drills with a special adaptor so that smaller hex shaft paddles can be used
DRILL RIG
Drill rigs are used with diamond core drill motors for drilling large diameter holes into floors and walls, concrete and screed
DRYWALL SANDER
Electric power tool with large diameter discs for sanding drywall joints, painted wall surfaces and ceilings. Recommended for use with a dustex vac as large amounts of plaster dust can be created. Hand held sanders are used for small areas
DRYWALL TROWELS
A curved trowel used for applying a slightly raised plaster board joint
DUST MUZZLE GUARDS
Plastic guard fitted to power tools and connected to a dustex vac to control dust when sanding or grinding plaster, concrete, screed or painted surfaces
DUSTEX VAC
Specialist vacs with cyclone and large filters to control dust
FEATHER EDGES
An aluminium straight edge used as a rule to level and smooth areas of plaster and render
FINISHING SPATULAS
Flexible stainless steel blade tools for finishing topcoat plasters. Sizes available from 30cm to 60cm
FLOATS
Plastic or wooden faced hand trowel to rough finish plaster or render; leaves a floated, open finish
FLOOR & WALL SCRAPERS
Heavy duty spring steel scrapers for removing plaster and cement residues
FORCED ACTION MIXER
Paddle mixer machine that generates a thorough and consistent mix action ensuring homogeneity of materials particularly where the components are not readily miscible. These mixers include rotating paddles that turn and fold the material
FREEFALL MIXER
A freefall mixer is a machine with a revolving and tipping drum for discharge into a barrow or tub. This mixer is commonly called a cement or concrete mixer and will combine cement, aggregate such as sand or gravel, and water to form concrete or mortar
FRESNO TROWELS
Fresno trowels are large trowels used to give a trowelled and smooth surface to wet concrete. A stiff poly brush can be fitted onto the trowel front edge and to give a brushed finish
GYPSUM PLASTER TOOLS
Gypsum is a solid white naturally occurring mineral, the main constituent of which is calcium sulphate. Modern plaster is produced from gypsum with lightweight aggregates and a retarder. It is unsuitable for external work or wet areas. Plaster can be applied by trowel or spray pump
HAND PUMP CANNISTER SPRAYERS
Hand operated spray canisters. For applying water to plaster surfaces. There is a sprayer available for pva
HARLING TROWELS
Traditional tool for harling decorative aggregate, pebble and spar dash to wet render
HAWK
Basic tool for holding plaster before trowelling onto to wall surface
HELIX MIXER
A type of mixer paddle consisting of two or more narrow spiral ribbons, affixed to the mixer shaft. Helix or spiral mixes are the best all round paddles for mixing plaster, render and mortar
HOPPER SPRAY GUN
Air powered spray gun for applying tyrolean renders, masonry paints and tanking
IMPELLOR
The portion of the agitator imparting force to the material being mixed
INDENT ROLLER
This profiled roller is for applied a non slip finish to wet concrete
JOINT CUTTERS
Diamond chasers with discs are for slot cutting into masonry, brick and blockwork, screed and concrete, walls and floors
KNEE PADS
Rubber or leather knee protectors, traditionally used by screeders
LARGE AREA SANDING DISCS
Large diameter yellow sanding discs for smoothing drywall joints and painted wall surfaces
LATH HAMMERS
Hammer with axe top for cutting metal mesh which is used as a plaster base for walls and ceilings
MARSHALLTOWN TROWELS
Trade quality range of American trowels. Includes the popular golden stainless steel and durasoft handle
MEGAMIXERS
The best selling paddle mixer, made in Germany by Eibenstock Power Tools and marketed by Refina. Megamixers sold in the mid 1980’s are still working on site and being serviced by Refina
MIDGET TROWELS
Small stainless steel plastering trowels for use in tight areas
MIXER PUMP
A screw pump for both mixing and spray applying plasters that are suitable for mechanical application. These machines are normally require a three phase electrical supply and are for gangs applying large areas of hardwall, one coat or projection plaster. They are not suitable for multi finish
MIXING & GAUGING TUBS
Plastic tubs for mixing and gauging
MORTAR GUN
Hand or air powered gun for applying repair and pointing mortars
MORTAR MIXER
Rotary paddle and forced action mixer that generates a more thorough mix than a cement mixer
NOTCHED TROWELS
Trowel with serrated edge for applying beads and beds of adhesive
PADDLE MIXER
Mixer drill and paddle for whisking plaster, render, lime, mortar, screed and epoxy
PAINT PRESSURE POTS
Compressed air spray units for applying heavy bodied masonry paints and coatings
PAINT ROLLERS
Roller sleeves for manually applying paints; stipple rollers leave a textyred finish to exterior render coatings
PAINT STRIPPING DISCS
Abrasive discs use with sanders for removing paints from masonry, concrete and render
PANEL PROP & JACK
A telescopic prop to hold panels and boards in position prior to fixing. The telescopic quick prop has a sprung quick release head that springs into position after triggering the release button. The quick release trigger springs the top plate up into position to meet the ceiling, joist, batten or board
PIGMENT MIXER
A high speed mixer for dispersing powdered solid for colouring other materials including paint, cement and mortar
PIN & NOTCHED LEVELLERS
The pin leveller uses a set of hardened pins with an adjustable stainless steel plate to gauge and level floor toppings and coatings
PIPE TROWELS
Small stainless steel plastering trowels for use in tight areas and behind pipework
PLASTER & RENDER POWER FLOAT
Hand held power tool for trowelling, floating and sponging plaster and render. Scraper disc is available for scraping back monocouche renders before the final set
PLASTERCRAFT TROWELS
Stainless steel premium quality trowels for plaster, render and cement
PLASTIC TROWELS
Lightweight plastic trowel for finishing render top coats
POINTING TROWEL
Small trowel for applying mortar to fill the gaps between stone, block or brick in walls; also refers to the joints in floor slabs, tiles and granite sets
POLISHER
Electric power tool for finishing stone and concrete; can also be use for sanding plaster and render
POLISHING TROWELS
High grade stainless steel trowel for applying and finishing decorative internal finishes also known as Venetian, Marmorino or marbled plaster. It can be smooth, shiny and marble like and this plaster is highly polished unlike multi finish
POOL TROWEL
Flexible stainless steel trowel with rounded ends for finishing curved wall surfaces, special cement and floor coatings
POWERPREP PAINT STRIPPER
Power tool from stripping back coatings from wall and floor surfaces
PROJECTION PUMP
Spray pump application of plasters and renders that are produced for mechanical application; as a rule the material should be formulated for the pump rather than the equipment engineered for the material
QUICK CHANGE CONNECTORS
Two part connector for mixer drills
RENDER & MORTAR PUMP
Screw pump for applying sprayable external wall coatings and renders. Not suitable for sand and cement
RENDER SPRAY GUN
Air powered hopper spray gun used to apply renders, lime mortars and fine roughcast. A wall coating of lime, cement or polymer mortar. Render is a material made of an aggregate, binder (cement or lime) and water which is applied wet, and hardens to finish the exterior, often the façade or front of buildings
RENDERING TOOLS
Tools required for rendering are stainless steel trowels, feather edges, plastic floats and trowels, sponge floats, scrapers and planes
ROLLER PAN MIXER
Forced action mixer that uses two rotating roller or milling drums to squeeze, work and mix the material; for mixing lime mortars, putties, hair filled plasters and reworking old mortars and cements
ROTAMIXER
Rotary paddle mixers for mortars, renders and epoxies
RUBBER FLOATS
Hard rubber faced floats for tile grouts and cements
SCABBLER
Power tool using rotating cutters to key, prep and key a wall or floor surface. The tool is recommended for cleaning paint off render and concrete, and keying the surface before recoating
SCRAPER
Toothed metal scraper is the standard tool for the consistent and even finishing of monocouche renders and through coloured scrape finish renders. Available with either long or short toothed spikes which are more aggressive in removing surface laitance when the render’s set has progressed
SCRATCHER
Multi pronged comb tool which is used to scratch or score the first backing coat of plaster or render to form a bond for the second coat
SCREED TROWELS
Stainless steel pointed trowel for screed and latex floor coatings; can be called a big ben trowel
SCREW GUN
Screwdriver used for the of fixing plasterboard on timber or metal frames to create internal walls or
SCREW PUMP
A pump using a metal pig tail type rotor and rubber stator; the screw pump is the most efficient for applying a wide range of plasters and renders
SMALL TROWELS
Range of small plastering trowels, often with a square end. Includes margin, spatula, pipe and midget trowels
SPATULA
Long stainless steel hand tool similar to a wide blade taping knife; it is used to skim over the finish plaster just before the final set
SPIKED ROLLERS
Plastic spike rollers for rolling out the bubbles in latex floors
SPIRAL PADDLE
A helix type of mixer paddle consisting of two or more narrow ribbons which spiral around the paddle shaft. Used for mixing plasters, renders and mortars
SPIRIT LEVEL
A spirit level or bubble level is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is level (horizontally) or plumb (vertically)
SPONGE FLOAT
A plastic float with a sponge face. It is used to smooth imperfections from the finish plaster prior to settings. After skimming, use the sponge float with a light application of water to raise the fat. The surface can then be closed using a spatula or trowel
SPOT BOARDS & STANDS
Trestle type stand with waterproof board for holding plaster and render before transfer to hawk
SPRAY GUNS
Air powered hand held guns for spraying and applying paints, plasters, renders and coatings
SQUARE & ANGLE TOOL
The square and angle tools are produced from stainless steel and are for setting accurate corners around windows, frames and reveals
SQUEEGEES
Rubber bladed tool for levelling floor compounds and waterproofers
STEP-UP PLATFORMS
Low level mobile platforms for access to ceilings and upper walls
STIPPLE ROLLERS
Sponge type roller for applying texture wall coatings
STRAIGHT EDGE & RULES
Aluminium box section rule, used for levelling plaster and render and tamping in drywall boards
STUDWORK CRIMPER
Mechanical hand tool for crimping and joining metal studwork
SUPERFLEX TROWELS
Flexible plastic blade trowels for finishing multi finish, skimming and final coat plasters
SURFACE PREP TOOLS
In the construction trade this process involves the mechanical cleaning, stripping and cleaning of surfaces, masonry and structures that are to be plastered, rendered, repaired or painted. The prep method required varies according to the surface to be finished but good preparation is the key to a successful outcome of any coating or refurbishment
TANKING
A coating applied to a wall surface to prevent penetrating moisture entering. Can be cementitious or proprietary plastic membrane
TAPING KNIVES
Flexible stainless steel blades for applying and finishing board jointing compound
TEXTURED COATING
Thick paint which may be applied by brush or spray and manipulated by brush or trowel to give various patterns. The coatings are often elastomeric providing a flexible and weatherproof that will cover and renovate older building exteriors. Finishes range from sand and fine texture, dragged bark, orange peel, stipple, simulated acoustic and splatter
TILERS WASH BUCKET & SPONGES
Sponge, bucket and roller for removing tile grouts
TROWEL
Steel hand float for laying on and finishing plaster and render; most tradesmen these days will use a stainless steel trowel that is rust free
TWIN PADDLE MIXER
Mixer drill with twin contra rotating paddles; ideal for mixing heavy mortars, lime putties and fibre filled materials
TYROL RENDER SPRAY GUN                                                                         
Hand operated mechanical spray gun to apply spattered textured top coat render being sprayed onto a wall
VIBRATION LEVELS
Hand-arm vibration is vibration transmitted during work processes into workers’ hands and arms. Vibration levels are measured in metres per second and govern how long a hand held power mixer can be used. Generally most mixers will have a vibration level under 2.5m/s which is the point where vibration levels need monitoring
WALL SANDER
Large disc sander for smoothing and prepping plaster walls and ceilings, drywall joints, coatings and painted surfaces
WATER BRUSHES
Natural bristle brush for flicking extra water onto a freshly plastered surface before sponge floating
WET DIAMOND DRILL
Water feed power tool for drilling large diameter holes into hard brick, concrete and stone
WET DIAMOND POLISHER
Used with diamond pads for polishing natural stone and concrete
ZEC SURFACING DISCS
Abrasive discs for dressing and prepping concrete, terrazzo and screed