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What a Plasterer Does

The Plasterer applies coats of plaster to interior walls and partitions of buildings to produce finished surfaces according to blueprints, architects specifications or oral instruction using hand tools and portable power tools. The Plasterer spreads plaster over lath or masonry base using trowels. They smooth plaster with a darby and a float to attain uniform thickness. They also apply scratch, brown or finish coats of plaster to metal or gypsum board lath. A Plasterer does new and repair ornamental work. The Plasterer applies special finishes to exterior surfaces such as stucco, exterior insulation finish systems, marblecrete, "gunite" for swimming pools, etc.
Working Conditions
Since some of the work is done outdoors, working conditions are governed by the weather. The work is active and strenuous with most of the work done on the ground or the floor level. The worker is required to stoop, bend or kneel.


Interest And Temperament
Persons entering this occupation should receive satisfaction of tangible results from a job well done. They must be able to work without close supervision and be able to adapt to a wide variety of working conditions.


Apprentice Wage Range: $15,200 - $34,200
Journeyman Wage Range: $38,000 - $48,000


For More Information Contact:
Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 692 JAC (260) 484-2299