Plasterer Apprentice - Tool List

The following tools are required to begin your apprenticeship:

Quantity - Tool Name
1x - Hawk, 13”x13” (Aluminum, Magnesium, or Plastic)    
1x - Trowel, 5”x12” (Steel, Blue Steel, or Stainless Steel)    
1x - Trowel, 3”x8” (Venetian Trowel)    
1x - Rounded Notch Trowel, 3/8”x1/2”x1 ½”)    
1x - Scoop (Plastic or Metal)    
1x - Rasper or Sandboard    
1x - Razor Knife or Filet Knife    
1x - Outside Corner Tools (Variety Pack)(1”, 1 ½”, 2”, 4”)    
1x - Inside Corner Tools (1”, 1 ½”, 2”, 4”)    
1x - Margin Trowel (6”x1 ½” or 6”x2”)    
1x - Pointer Trowel (4 ½”)    
1x - Plastic Float    
1x - Rubbing Brick    
1x - Light Duty Hammer or Hatchet    
1x - 25’ Tape Measure (1” wide)    
1x - Small Speed Square    
1x - Small Cross-cut Hand Saw (Total length 17”-22”)    
1x - Chalk Line and Chalk    
1x - 24” Level or Torpedo Level    
1x - Tacker Hammer    
2x - Markers (Black only)    
1x - Nylon Brushes (Assorted sizes – 1½”, 2”, 3”, 4”)    
2sets - Whites (1 set = 1 shirt & 1 pair of pants)    
1pair - Canvas Gloves    
1pair - Work Boots    
1x - Pump Action Spray Bottle    
1x - Hardhat    

(Expect to pay $250 to $325 for the above items)


Your livelihood depends upon your tools you use.  Purchase the highest quality tools you can afford.  Don’t skimp because you will be replacing those items more quickly than if you had purchased higher quality tools.

Any Home Depot or Lowe’s    

Harbor Freight Tools
4740 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

L&W Supply Las Vegas
4450 McGuire St.
North Las Vegas, NV 89081

Red Star Supply
3505 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

T & L Equipment
3802 Civic Center Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Westside Building Material
6460 Santa Margarita St
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Be sure to ask if they offer a “UNION MEMBER” discount.

“The recruitment, selection, employment and training of Apprentices during their Apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, creed, age (40 years or older), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, religion, disability or national origin.  This JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 30, and all regulations governing equal opportunity of employment in the State of Nevada.”