Translation of trowel in Spanish:

trowel

paleta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtraʊəl//ˈtraʊ(ə)l/

noun

  • 1

    Building
    paleta feminine
    llana feminine
    • It's a veritable hardware store of saw blades, pickaxe blades, trowels and awls.
    • In some cases an additional texture coat of finish material is applied over the initial finish coat and tooled with a trowel or other tool.
    • Technically, you are supposed to spread the adhesive with a notched trowel.
    • Plasters and stuccos are spread by hand or trowel, or sprayed on with a mechanical sprayer or pump.
    • Remove the bricks and use a pointed trowel to apply mortar to the concrete base, but do not go beyond the chalk lines.
    • Crevice trowels have the narrowest blades, about 1 1/4 inches wide.
    • Once the tile is flexible, apply adhesive to the floor with a notched trowel and drop the tile into place.
    • As you lay the bricks, use the edge of the trowel to cut off excess mortar; this can be returned to the mortarboard.
    • For shallow or small repairs, use a wide putty knife or trowel to apply a vinyl patching compound in multiple layers as directed by the maker.
    • Use a small trowel to spread plaster onto a piece of muslin.
    • Pour the liquid latex into the sand and cement mixture and mix it completely with a trowel or other tool.
    • Using a notched trowel, spread the adhesive over one square area, not going over the reference lines of that area.
    • The technique is very simple, use a rubber faced trowel to spread the grout and a cotton cloth to clean the excess grout from the tiles afterwards.
    • Spread the adhesives on the wall using the flat side of the trowel.
    • Using your chalk line as a guide, spread the mortar with a notched trowel over a 2x5-foot section of the floor.
    • Using a trowel, apply plaster over the hole covering the patch and filling the entire hole.
    • Wet the joint and then apply new mortar into the joint with a small masonry trowel or putty knife.
    • Using a notched trowel and working in small sections, spread 1/4 inch of grout or tile adhesive on the table surface.
    • The most common finish for interiors has a smooth finish created by running a flat trowel over the top.
    • Use a putty knife or a small notched trowel to apply adhesive to the back of the tile - your tile dealer can help you with the right adhesive for your situation - and press the tile into place.
  • 2

    (for gardening)
    desplantador masculine
    palita feminine
    • Probably one of the most-used small tools is the trowel, which is ideal for digging small holes for planting and transplanting annuals, vegetables and other smaller plants.
    • Small hand trowels, secateurs or a new pair of gardening gloves are also favourites.
    • If this happens, loosen the soil with a trowel and replant the bulb, taking care not to damage the roots.
    • Julia continues to dig deeper with a small shovel, a garden trowel.
    • As a test, check soil moisture just before the system is due to come on by using a soil probe or digging down 3 to 6 inches (depending on size of plant) with a trowel.
    • As you slide out the trowel, push any scattered soil back into the hole, then water the area to settle the soil.
    • In the car, I keep small pots and a trowel in a cardboard box and I did dig some native plants from wet ditches for bog plants.
    • Use a trowel or dibber to make a hole twice their size and plant with the flat base at the bottom.
    • Chris sighed and kept on digging his trowel into the earth.
    • Within five minutes the computer was inside my briefcase, and I was walking out to the vegetable garden with a trowel in my hand and a grin on my face.
    • If the kids are old enough to garden, they can usually manage to use a hand trowel and fork.
    • Many of his clients are recently retired baby boomers who have given up their fancy threads and skyscraper offices for gloves, a trowel, and a garden in the country.
    • To help you determine planting depths and plant spacing, garden trowels often come with measurements right on the metal.
    • Dig into the top 2 to 3 inches of soil with a trowel.
    • Imagine being able to go outside in February and March and actually use a rototiller, or better yet, use a hand trowel.
    • Remove a core of soil from the lawn with a trowel or shovel and measure the depth of the thatch, which is the layer of dead grass above the soil line.
    • Use a small trowel or soil knife to dig a hole slightly larger than the herb's pot and collect the soil in a bucket.
    • The gardener has done magnificent work - and it seems strange to use that term for the old scientist who is equally at home with his hydroponics and gene-fixing as with fertilisers and a trowel.
    • When visiting, bring a pot or two of tulips and a trowel.
    • Hand-weed with a trowel tip or soil knife, making sure to get the roots, which are especially irksome in dry soil.