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I want to become a plasterer but have no experience. wellingborough area
i have no experience in plastering what so ever. I currently working at RPC and im not happy anymore so i want to try something new.
I'm in the Wellingborough
It is very easy to become plasterer, watch some videos on youtube, then build some walls to get some training, next step take small jobs and remember one basic principle : mixed material has to be as the thickness of sour cream.
Answered 14th Jul 2011
Plastering is a skill that can be learnt quite quickly. You don't need special skills or expensive tools to get plastering work, just a willingness to work hard.
The easiest way to break in is to go to the local contractors and construction companies and start asking around. The key to getting the plastering jobs is to appear bright and "up for it", stay highly motivated and always listen and learn. As long as you pay attention and work hard, most experienced plasterers will actually enjoy showing you the ropes.
Also study and research as much as you can so you're familiar with the lingo and basic concepts.
Answered 15th Jul 2011
If you want to get into the plastering trade, I would suggest to find a good plasterer to work with for at least 6 months.
As the others have said, its an easy trade, but you are going to have to know the right materials for various back grounds, using pva etc for controlling your setting times.
A good spread will steer you in the right direction.
Answered 15th Jul 2011
there's lots of trades that might interest you, lots of them training courses for plastering, plumbing etc.
All the above suggestions are right, its a lot harder than it looks though & you'd definately need to work with someone for 6months+ to get experience.
As a start, get some plasterboard, bag of multi-finish, trowel, bucket etc, screw or dot'n'dab the board onto your garage wall /spare room or somewhere & have a little go at it,
Answered 17th Jul 2011
Theres a lot more to plastering then scimming a wall or ceiling.. theres rendering walls with multiple kinds of surface results. and sand and cement ceilings over metal sheeting tanking coving screeding bass coating to plumb lines with in mm theres all kinds of waterproofing Technics over numerous surfaces. knowing how to speed up or slow down the plaster the list is endless and cant be learn on a 6 week course ......scimming as long as you have a flat area yes you could chance it and hope the householder dont mind ... But tradesman plastering takes years ... So my advice to you would be get with a good spred and look and take your time ..good luck
Answered 17th Jun 2018