There are many different types of plaster, the two main ones being gypsum based and cement based.
Contamination in new batches of plaster can result in the drying time of plaster being adversely affected as you will learn and this will cause chaos to applying the "Golden Formula" as used by most plasterers.
When plaster veneer became available on the market it meant regular plastering techniques had to change.
Plastering is enjoying resurgence in popularity due to the introduction of new techniques and cheaper materials.
Plastering is both a skilled craft and an art.
It is often difficult to judge the plastering job that is required for your wall or ceiling. Sometimes one wastes a lot of time looking through websites and directories and searching for the suitable person and the lowest price.
Always turn off your mains power when plastering anywhere near any electrical socket, switch, light fitting or appliance.
Stilts are an important tool for the plasterer as it makes it simple to do ceiling work.
Plastering jobs are not difficult for a plasterer to find, because it requires special skills and plastering jobs are required all the time.
One advantage of plastering is that is can be repainted as often as you choose.