The rising need for the new technology behind trowels is changing the way we plaster for life. We have so many trowels that make our lives easier whilst reliving a huge amount of stress on our bodies. Now we have another addition and today’s post is all about the Refina Superflex 2 Review.
I love the Refina Superflex and this particular trowel opened my eyes to a totally new form of plastering. It completely changed the way I plastered and I can honestly say that my results drastically improved after using this revolutionary trowel. I started using the Superflex three years ago and I will never go back to the medieval ways of skimming.
However, we now have another one; the Refina Superflex 2. I’ve given this trowel a good trial and its now time to review this little bad boy. But before we start, what is the big difference between the original Superflex and the Refina Superflex 2?
The answer is simple! The Superflex 2 has a slightly narrower, therefore, stiffer blade. Now, this sounds simple but this slight difference totally changes the overall dynamics of this trowel. I’ll go through every element and I’ll give my final verdict on whether this trowel is worth buying.
What Is The Refina Superflex 2?
For anyone who doesn’t know about these trowels, the Refina Superflex 2 is a trowel that has a flexible blade. The thickness is 0.4mm which allows the blade to be a lot more flexible than your traditional plastering trowel.
These towels are designed to be used for the final stages of plaster; it’s solely designed to improve your finish. They are very light, comfortable to use and drastically reduce fatigue whilst reliving a huge amount of stress on your joints.
However, this trowel has a big difference. As mentioned, the trowel has a narrower blade which makes it’s slightly stiffer than its predecessor. This allows you to use the Superflex at an earlier stage of the plastering.
I always say that you should never use the original Refina Superflex until your final trowels of plastering because it’s solely designed for finishing! However, the Superflex 2 can be used earlier and is designed to be used to flatten your plaster as well as finish.
This is the biggest difference.
But does it work?
Pros Of The Refina Superflex 2
Its light to hold, comfortable to use and always gives great results. I actually think this trowel is lighter than the original Superflex which makes it the lightest trowel I’ve ever used. This is ideal if your plastering all day every day – it makes a massive difference.
The flexible blade also gives an amazing finish. I would never go back to trowelling my walls with my Marshalltown trowel because it simply can’t compete. The finish the Refina Superflex 2 provides is amazing.
The trowels also come pre-broken in which means its ready to use from day dot. There’s no need to break it in with months of rendering because all the hard work has been done for you. However, there is one thing that winds me up with these trowels:
Cons Of The Superflex 2
The bolt used to fix the handle to the frame is made from a certain alloy that rusts. I often leave my tools in a bucket of water over the weekend to clean any plaster and residue from my tools. Now, when its time to take it out the bolt is rusty and very corroded.
Every other part of the trowel is amazing yet they use a cheap metal bolt which rusts. I don’t get it? It’s like baking a beautiful cake and getting your 2-year-old to ice it! Its just makes the trowels look cheap and nasty.
However, this is my only qualm. It doesn’t affect the trowel and the performance is still great – I just wish that they corrected this feature. But now its time for the big question:
Which trowel is better?
The Refina Superflex 2 Review
Its time for the final Refina Superflex 2 review and all I can say is that I love this towel! It’s amazing and I actually think its better than the original Refina Superflex. I use it earlier in the plastering process and despite having a stiffer blade, I still love the finish it provides. It’s just a really nice trowel to use.
It reduces fatigue and helps my big problem with Tennis Elbow. I couldn’t go back to just using my Marshalltown because I really don’t think my joints could take it! This makes my life a lot easier because I get to use it during the flattening process without worrying about the wall leaving ripples or streaks.
I definitely recommend getting one and the thing is I don’t actually use the Superflex 1 anymore. This trowel is a better version which leaves amazing results. It’s a cracking trowel that makes plastering easy.
It is one of the best towels I’ve used. I really mean that, it’s a great trowel!
So that’s it: I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Refina Superflex 2 Review and thanks for reading. If you’d like to see any more reviews check out my trowel reviews on the rest of the website! Cheers and I’ll see you at the next one!