You love what you do. And it shines.
- ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST POLISH: Stilmirror series is the only trowel with a beveled, mirror polished blade and anti-scratch rounded corners, designed for burnishing marmorino and lime-based plaster to the highest possible shine every time.
- WITH TOOLS YOU CAN TRUST, YOUR REPUTATION IS SAFE: Your most high-end clients love seamless interiors. It's the epitome of luxury to have a handmade wall finish that goes places where tile and wallcovering cannot. With our specially sourced INOX stainless steel blade, you don’t have to worry about it rusting or discoloring your Venetian plaster with mineral residue, making it ideal for walls where consistency and attention to detail counts.
- LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN, EASY ON YOUR ARMS: Weighing in under 290g, the comfortable grip and lightweight golden aluminum alloy fork make it easy on your arms and wrists - and solid enough to apply the perfect amount of pressure.
- SHOW OFF YOUR STYLE: Plaster finishing is not just a job. You work hard to create unbelievable walls. You’re a badass and you love what you do! Wash them, reuse them, cherish your tools. And black and gold is a classic look for the craftsperson that makes timeless walls.
When to Burnish
The ideal time to burnish is soon after the third coat of Venetian plaster has been applied. It should have lost it's tack but hasn't completely set. It should be starting to lighten in color but not completely lightened in color yet. It will also feel somewhat cold to the touch which tells you that there is still moisture that hasn't yet cured. Learning to look for these details is what separates the faux finishing masters so take pride in your work!
For the highest quality results, produce a couple mock-up sample boards on solid prepared pieces of MDF or drywall before starting work on your final project. Make sure you are absolutely satisfied with your results from these samples before continuing to the next step in your project.
Don't forget to check with the manufacturer of your plaster for their specific application instructions as methods and drying times may vary between different brands. You'll want to download and read their technical data sheet (TDS) to become proficient with each material.
For best results every time, clean your trowel between use and check that your blade is free from scratches that may have occurred during a previous application. Some professionals choose to reserve one trowel for polishing and use a different one for the application in order to keep their Stilmirror trowel in perfect condition. If necessary, it may be possible to repair or refresh used blades by polishing up to it's original ultra-smooth condition so that you may continue to get many years of use.