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What is a feather edge used for?

 What is a feather edge used for?

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plastered wall being tiled Feather edges are used to ensure floors and walls are even and smooth, ready for the decorative finish.
various wonkee donkee characters in the building trades They are mainly considered a plasterer’s tool, but can be used by many other trades including screeders and renderers. Screeding is a floor laying process and rendering is the external version of plastering.
fruit smoothies, not smoothing plaster The purpose of a feather edge is to smooth or tamp wall or floor coatings.
One carrot smoothie please... ...What do you mean not that kind of smooth?

What is tamping?

tamping soil Tamping is where a substance is compacted into a space by force. This is done by repeated blows to the substance.

What is wet plastering?

using a feather edge to smooth plaster Feather edges are mainly used in plastering, particularly wet plastering. Wet plastering has been somewhat replaced by the introduction of gypsum plasterboard in the 1940s, which led to drywall plastering becoming more common. This means wet plastering, and consequently the feather edge, are a speciality technique used mainly in restoration and repairs.
wet and dry (plaster board) plastering Wet plastering consists of layers of plaster whereas drywall is plasterboard with a skim coating (very thin layer) of plaster.
wallpapering over smooth finished plaster wall As well as screeding, wet and drywall plastering and its external counterpart, rendering, a feather edge can be used when decorative finishes, such as wallpapering and tiling, are being carried out: the feather edge may be handy for measuring, ruling and scoring.
useful when at hand, Other applications, such as measuring and marking, which the feather edge can assist with, are really just a bonus of its design. Feather edges are not the first choice of tool for these jobs. However they are useful if at hand when these tasks present themselves.

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