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Plaziflex Plastering Trowel Refina Skimming Trowel 12 – 24″
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£32.99 – £39.99
Plastic skimming trowel
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Plaziflex Plastering Trowel is a very popular refina plastering trowel. It is used in the final stages of skimming to reduce the time taken & produce a flat,true surface .
The all new PLAZIFLEX™ with new wing profile and sprung back extrusion. Manufactured in the UK for a quality build these new improved PLAZIFLEX™ skimming trowels are for finishing and trowelling up topcoat plasters and finishes. They are lightweight and easy to use leaving an excellent finish on the final skim coat
The trowels have a new sprung back design that gives flexibility across the blade width but rigidity along the length
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• Refina Plaziflex skimming trowel now with new more durable construction
• replaceable blades & range of sizes
• excellent finish & lightweight to use
• no need for splashing water on final coat
• cover large areas with less trowel pressure
• easier on the arm & joints
• plastic plastering skimming trowels flexible blade suitable for curved surfaces
• for multi finish & skimming
• PLAZIFLEX blades are produced in the UK by Refina Tools
The Plazi flex Plastering Trowel plastering finishing trowel or blade When should I take Plaziflex?Are plastic plastering trowels any good?
i have a flexiback design that gives flexibility across the blade width but rigidity along the length
These blades are used with the mini trowels. The mini trowels have a stainless steel blade with alloy shank and soft handle; they slot into the plastic blade holder bracket on the flexible plastic blade
Use the Refina Plazi flex Plastering Trowel after the wet trowel (normally steel trowel) application then dry trowel and final cross trowel to finish
It’s a lot easier going on the arm, the plastic just glides over the surface and brings up the surface to a tight polished finish
The plastic blades allow easier and faster closing in and flattening of the final finish coat. There is less need to wait for plaster to pick up, and can be used effectively when plaster is still wet PFT Wales are cheaper and closer to the trade than refina plaziflex toolstation
SPECIFICATIONS Plaziflex Plastering Trowel plaziflex plastering trowel
What size trowel is best for plastering?
|228172||12″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel finishing trowel or blade skim||300x140mm|
|228174||14″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel||350x140mm|
|228176||16″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel refina plaziflex trowel 16||400x140mm|
|228178||18″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel||450x140mm|
|228180||20″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel||500x140mm|
|228184||24″ PLAZIFLEX flexiback trowel||600x140mm|
• Blade thickness 1.0mm
• For finishing and trowelling up topcoat plasters and finishes
• Leaves an excellent finish on the final skim coat
There is one subject that has taken the plastering world by storm – plastic over steel! The new generation of plastic trowels is proving to create massive discussions among plasterers which is why we’re going to cover a new subject. This is the Refina Plaziflex review.
One of the most influential movers in the world of plastic trowels, the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel is getting a lot of attention. From the good to the bad, it has to be said that this little bad boy is creating a stir. Giving great results for many, we are going to give an honest review for the plasterers who are looking for a change.
Is this the new way to plaster? Will plastic trowels prove to become the future?
I’m not too sure because it isn’t all fun and games. Half the world loves Plastic trowels whilst the other half seems to despise them. I know a lot of plasterers who think that plastic trowels are pointless.
Where will you stand, are you going to ditch you steel Trowel?
Ok, let’s not get too carried away, let’s talk about the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel discuss the pros and cons and decide whether this plastic Trowel is worth getting! Don’t throw your steel away yet, it might not be worth it!
What Is The Refina Plaziflex?
For anyone who doesn’t know, the Refina Plaziflex is a normal plastering Trowel with one difference: it has a plastic blade. The handle and frame are the same as any other Trowel whereas the blade is made up solely from plastic. The handle is a normal Refina midget Trowel which comes with a plastic sleeve that fits into the Trowel
This means that you can get various different sleeves that can fit onto the same frame. I personally think that’s a great idea! It saves space, makes it easy to customise and gives a tool that is totally interchangeable
The Refina Plaziflex comes in 6 different sizes: 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, and 24″. However, after the sizes, it starts to get a little confusing (probably unnecessarily to be fair)! There are 2 types of Refina Plaziflex Trowels.
Which One Will You Choose?
You have the “flex back” which is the flexible Trowel that is solely designed for finishing which only comes in one 1mm thickness. Then you have the flat back sleeve (which is blue rather than black), which has 2 thicknesses.
You have the 1.5mm flat back which is semi-flexible and then the 2mm sleeve which is semi-rigid. This is designed for applying the plaster with. Yep, a plastic Trowel that you can lay on with! That way you have 3 different sleeves for 3 different purposes.
Is it a great idea or just a money making scheme? Who knows, all I do know is this: the logistics are over with now let’s get to the good bit! Let’s talk weather this little devil is any good!
- Reduces watermarks
- Brilliant to use on finish plaster
- Doesn’t pull the plaster
- Can be used to apply and finish plaster
- Completely interchangeable
- Comfortable to use
- Reduces stress on joints reducing fatigue
- Saves time and effort
- Good value for money
- Very weak
- Gets damaged easily which means time spent with maintenance
- Can’t use near corner beads due to damage
- Can be hard to decide which Plaziflex sleeve to choose
The Full Refina Plaziflex Review
It really does give a lovely, matt finish that provides a uniform complexion. I must admit, it can take a little bit of getting used to but it’s worth the trial and error. It’s also good for the decorators because it creates a Matt finish without the shine.
I loved 1.5mm flatback Refina Plaziflex sleeve – it was a dream to use!
It reduces watermarks and makes the plaster glow. I also love the fact that you can change the sleeves with ease. It means you can have 6 different trowels whilst saving space. Great idea.
When used correctly it can be a really good tool! Nice to use, gives a brilliant finish and reduces your chances on tennis elbow. However, it does have a few drawbacks.
They are extremely weak and they get damaged soooooo easily. If you plaster over corner beads then you will scratch the plastic which damages the Trowel! I have got away with it before but chances are that beads will damage the Trowel.
You can sand the knicks out but it just takes time. However, this is my only concern. For full walls or ceilings without any beads or reveals it’s Perfect. For anything that involves beads, I’d use the Refina Superflex.
This is a great Trowel. The Refina Plaziflex is definitely a tool worthy of being in your arsenal of plastering trowels and is definitely a Trowel that gives solid results.
The finish it gives is amazing, it really is. I actually prefer the finish to the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel more than my Marshalltown and Refina Superflex. It is a great tool to use and feels so smooth when finishing.
I also love the fact that you can lay on with this Trowel. It’s so diversified. It’s just too weak on beads.
They do scratch and you do have to look after the plastic blades. You can’t finish on reveals which means getting another Trowel. That bit I hate – why get another Trowel when steel can do the job all the way through?
However, you can’t doubt it – the Refina Plaziflex is monumental. Great Trowel and great value. Whether plastic beats steel, that’s for another day. However, it is a good Trowel that I personally loved using.
Will you give plastic a go and see if the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel is worth trying? Let me know what you think and join the discussion by leaving your comments below. Thanks for reading the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel review.
If you found this useful read our review on the Plaziflex Plastering Trowel one of my best trowels – may the battle between plastic and steel continue!
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