Plasterers are skilled tradespeople who create smooth surfaces on walls and ceilings. Their work forms the base for painters and interior decorators to transform spaces into livable and visually appealing interiors.
What does this job involve?
Room walls, work out plasterboard layout and install insulation.
And mark cutting lines, cut plasterboard, lift and position panels, and fix to walls, ceilings or battens.
Cornices, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings.
Joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sandpaper.
Precast cornices and panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings.
Set plaster by sanding
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A plasterer can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.