This iron offers a large surface area (approximately 2" x 4-1/2") allows this tool to glide smoothly across a painted surface. It tapers to a rounded point for more detailed work. Unlike tacking irons, this tool has seamless edges so that colors can be easily wiped off. Quickly and effortlessly smooths out large areas or builds up even the heaviest of textures. Features an adjustable, precise temperature control conveniently located in the handle so that paint will not build up in its heat control mechanism.