Plastering entails, a great deal of dexterity and speed. It involves the coating of internal walls and ceilings with different types of plaster in order that they're ready to be decorated, and the coating of external surfaces with appropriate materials, such as cement or sand.
There's also the element of plastering which takes place in workshops, that of creating plasterwork to order, usually in differing shapes and sizes, and to request. While maintaining the necessary production and quality required to complete a project and exceeding the customers' expectations.Tasks
- Applies coats of plaster to interior walls, ceilings, and partitions of buildings, to produce finished surface, according to blueprints, architect's drawings, or oral instructions, using hand tools and portable power tools: Directs workers to mix plaster to desired consistency and to erect scaffolds.
- Spreads plaster over lath or masonry base, using trowel, and smooths plaster with a float to attain uniform thickness.
- Applies scratch, brown, or finish coats of plaster to wood, metal, or board lath successively.
- Roughens undercoat with scratcher to provide bond for succeeding coats of plaster.
- Creates decorative textures in finish coat by marking surface of coat with brush and trowel or by spattering surface with pebbles.
- May mix mortar.
- May install guide wires on exterior surface of buildings to indicate thickness of plaster to be applied.
- May install precast ornamental plaster pieces by applying mortar to back of pieces and pressing pieces into place on wall or ceiling and be designated Ornamental-Plaster Sticker.
- May specialize in applying finish or rough coats of plaster and be designated Plasterer, Finish; Plasterer, Rough.
- May apply plaster with spray gun and be designated Plasterer, Spray Gun.
- May perform maintenance work only and be designated Plasterer, Maintenance
Plasterers are typically responsible for the production and quality of the products they install. A carpenter will usually report to a foreman or lead man, and will be assigned a range of tasks to be completed. Timely production and quality are the main responsibilities of a plasterers. In addition, plasterers are responsible for working safely and maintaining a safe work environment.
Plasterers must work within precise limits and standards of accuracy. For example: carpenters must apply shop mathematics to solve problems; plan work and select proper tools; compare and see differences in the size, shape, and form of lines, figures, and objects; picture solid objects from drawings or diagrams; perform a variety of duties which may change often; and rate information using standards that can be measured or checked. Physically, plasterers must be able to: Climb and maintain balance on scaffolds and ladders; reach for, handle, and manipulate objects and materials; lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, and see well (either naturally or with correction).