Plastering is a trade that involves the application of plaster on surfaces. It is typically used to cover brick, block, or concrete surfaces.
The plastering process begins with the preparation of the surface. This includes scraping off any loose material, patching any holes, and filling in cracks. After this, a thin coat of plaster is applied to the surface with a trowel and smoothed out with a steel float. The final step is to sand off any rough edges and apply another thin coat of plaster to seal it in place.
The word “plaster” derives from the Latin word “plastrum”, meaning “clay.” Plaster is usually a mixture of sand, lime, and water and may include additional materials such as cement or gypsum. Plaster is affordable, easy to use and quick to apply. Plastering is a trade in which the plasterer applies plaster.