A plasterer is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in applying plaster to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces to create a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish. They play a crucial role in construction and renovation projects, ensuring that surfaces are prepared and plaster is applied accurately and professionally.
- Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
7 months to less than 1 year
- Prepare surfaces for plaster application by removing old plaster, cleaning, and ensuring proper adhesion.
- Mix plaster materials according to specifications and apply them using various techniques.
- Use hand tools and equipment such as trowels, floats, and sprayers to apply plaster evenly and create desired finishes.
- Repair and restore damaged plaster surfaces by patching and smoothing out imperfections.
- Follow blueprints, drawings, or instructions to determine the correct plastering techniques and finishes required.
- Maintain a clean and organized work area, ensuring the safe storage and handling of plastering materials.
- Collaborate with other tradespeople, such as carpenters or painters, to coordinate projects and ensure smooth transitions between tasks.
- Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.
- Proven experience as a plasterer or in a related role, showcasing a high level of skill and expertise in plastering techniques.
- Strong knowledge of different plastering materials, mixes, and application methods.
- Proficient in using plastering tools and equipment, and the ability to handle them safely and effectively.
- Attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics, ensuring that plaster finishes are of high quality.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications.
- Physical stamina and ability to perform physically demanding tasks, including standing, bending, and lifting.
- Good communication skills to collaborate with team members and understand project requirements.
- Strong work ethic, reliability, and the ability to meet deadlines.
- Clean and prepare surfaces
- Cure freshly plastered surfaces
- Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife
- Finish corners and angles and create decorative designs in finish coat, if required
- Mix plaster ingredients to desired consistency
- Mould and install ornamental plaster panels, cornices and trim
- Spray acoustic or texture materials over walls and ceilings
- Trowel or spray coats of stucco over exteriors of buildings to form weatherproof surfaces
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
How to apply
11815 73A avenue Delta, BCV4C 1C7
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Plasterer:
What is a plasterer?
A plasterer is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in applying plaster to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces to create a smooth and durable finish.
What does a plasterer do?
Plasterers are responsible for preparing surfaces for plaster application, mixing and applying plaster using various techniques, and ensuring a high-quality finish. They may also be involved in repairing and restoring damaged plaster surfaces.
What are the different types of plastering?
There are several types of plastering, including traditional wet plastering, dry lining (using plasterboard), skimming (applying a thin layer of plaster), and rendering (covering exterior surfaces). Plasterers may specialize in one or more of these techniques.
What skills are required to be a plasterer?
Plastering requires a range of skills, including the ability to read and interpret drawings, excellent hand-eye coordination, good physical stamina, and attention to detail. Plasterers should also be familiar with various plastering tools and equipment.
What is the importance of plastering in construction?
Plastering is important in construction for several reasons. It helps create a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish on walls and ceilings, hides imperfections in the underlying surfaces, improves acoustics, and provides insulation and fire resistance.
Can plastering be done on all surfaces?
Plastering can be done on various surfaces, including brick, concrete, wood, and metal. However, the surface should be clean, stable, and properly prepared to ensure proper adhesion and a long-lasting finish.
What are some common problems in plastering?
Common problems in plastering include cracking, bulging, uneven surfaces, and poor adhesion. These issues can be caused by improper surface preparation, incorrect plaster mixing, or insufficient drying time.
How long does plastering take to dry?
The drying time of plaster depends on several factors, including the type of plaster used, environmental conditions, and the thickness of the plaster layer. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few hours to several days for plaster to fully dry.
Can I paint over freshly plastered surfaces?
It is recommended to wait for the plaster to fully dry and cure before painting. This usually takes around two to four weeks, but it can vary depending on the conditions. Painting too soon can result in a poor finish and paint adhesion issues.
Do plasterers provide any warranties or guarantees?
Some professional plasterers may offer warranties or guarantees on their workmanship. It’s important to discuss this with the plasterer and understand the terms and conditions of any warranties or guarantees provided.