Make a stucco bucket scoop out of a five-gallon bucket, these are necessary to scoop the mud out of all stucco acrylic buckets.
How to make a stucco bucket scoop out of a five-gallon bucket.
Make a stucco or plastering five-gallon bucket scoop cleans the bucket as you empty it.
Hello, my friend needs a bucket scoop but is far from the nearest store or professional plastering yard. You can google “plastering yards near me, or take ten minutes out and make your own, even if it is only temporary.
This quick video shows you how to make a stucco or plastering five-gallon bucket scoop. These are easy for pulling any mud, mortar, or plaster acrylics from clean the sides and the bottom of the bucket, plus they clean the bucket as you empty it.
If you’re ever going to buy any acrylic stucco such as Carsons, BMI, dry-vit, stucco-flex, Merlex, etc., all acrylic stucco comes in five-gallon buckets.
Cementitious finishes like LahaBra, BMI, and Western color finishes come in 94-pound bags.
Using a Plaster bucket scoop, this video shows the benefits of a plaster scoop, https://youtu.be/Ek2A3ZTT_Ko/
We suggest you buy them as making them as you can get seriously injured big time by making them if you’re careful with electric tools.
They are also for sale on Amazon, or Google plastering yards near me, to avoid getting cut or hurt making them.
Acrylic coatings come in five-gallon buckets. The custom scoops that Jason makes in the video clean the side of the bucket when you scoop the goop. The good scoops have a radius that matches the radius of a five-gallon bucket.
Sure, you can scoop mud out of a bucket with your trowel, but if you do that, you’ll ruin your trowel because you will bend it by loosening the rivets. “It’s like using a trowel for a hammer.
So don’t do it,” says Kirk.
How to make the scoop? Keep in mind these are dangerous to make, easier and safer to buy them.
We cut the bottom six inched from a five-gallon bucket using snips. I find a saw has too much kickback and too dangerous. I prefer to keep my fingers.
“DO NOT USE AN ELECTRIC SAW, TO MUCH OF A CHANCE TO LOSE FINGERS, remember you might need them in the future for picking your nose.
Mark a centerline on the bottom of the cut bucket.
Use another bucket to draw the proper radius on the bottom.
I hold the pattern bucket about a half inch from the centerline.
Trace the bucket with a sharpie.
Cut the bottom of the bucket on the line. Jason plunge-cuts into the bottom to make this cut.
I suggest using a razor utility knife or snips, more work, but all power saws are scary to use. They can bind and kick back. Thus, “DON’T use them.”
Be safe, not sorry.
Next, we cut the sides of the bucket using snips.
Taper the sides cutting a couple of inches from the top of the scoop to nothing at the bottom.
Screw a short piece of wood perpendicular to the bottom to form the handle.
Is this scoop as good as something that you can buy at a store? Heck no, it’s not. But is it going to help you finish the job if your scoop breaks or if you don’t have one?”
I used to make mine with just a utility knife, kirk.
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