Solid Plasterer

Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

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    Overview

    Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

    Day-to-day

    • fixes pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
    • covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brushes and sand paper
    • mixes and applies coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levels and smoothes coats to uniform thickness
    • plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
    • creates decorative textures in finishing coats.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Solid Plasterer

    • You can work as a Solid Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in solid plastering may be useful.

      Take a Certificate III in Solid Plastering

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

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