We are all guilty of falling into the trap of using the wrong tool for the job. Whether cutting wallpaper with kitchen scissors, or using a pointing trowel to touch up some plaster, it soon becomes clear that these tools are not made for the job. In this guide we will help you find the right tools to make the job easier and get the perfect finish.

Step One: Preparation.

The key to any job is preparation and this is especially true for professional decorators. The difference between a nice clean finish and a poor finish is almost always down to the preparation of the surface prior to decoration. This is why it is so important that you have the right tools to make your job easier. Some of the most essential tools for preparation include the following:

Filling Knives – Ranging from 1 inch through to 4 inch a flexible filling knife is a must have essential for applying all

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