margin trowel

margin trowel

margin trowel
A plasterer’s trowel which has a box-like shape or sides which turn up so that it is especially useful for working corner angles.
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A margin trowel makes it easier to scoop cement out of the bucket and butter the bricks.
Pour water in a little at a time and start mixing by hand using a margin trowel.
Tile setters use a margin trowel for everything: prying up sunken tiles, nudging crooked ones, cleaning out grout lines, mixing up small batches of thin-set or grout, scooping mix out of the bucket and scraping up messes.
The only special tools you'll need are a notched trowel, a margin trowel for mixing, a tile saw to cut tile around electrical boxes and at corners, and a level to draw layout lines.
Once the grout stiffens to the point that you cannot see a thumbprint (15 Io 30 minutes), press it into the joint with a margin trowel.
Use a margin trowel to lift the tiles and butter the backs.
Clean excess thin-set from between tiles with a margin trowel or utility knife before it hardens.
The only specialized tools you'll need are the masonry tools shown in our photos: a masonry or cold chisel, a pointing trowel, a margin trowel and a striking tool.
Fill the gaps alongside the panel using your margin trowel and a pointing trowel.
notched trowel ($10) and "back butter" the caps with a margin trowel ($6) or putty knife.