Plastering jobs are actually one of the easier jobs to get in construction, which is a definite plus for people trying to break into the industry, since construction can be hard to get into at the best of times.
You need to know what texture to look out for when doing plaster mixes, the best way to describe the texture you are looking for is like that of thick cream - with no lumps of plaster.
Cement based plaster however is primarily used for outdoors, with its general use being rendering. This type of plaster can also be used indoors for areas that are susceptible to damp and require a greater thickness of plaster to cover it.
A highly specialised form of plastering called Venetian Polished Plaster has rapidly grown in popularity.
As with painting, plastering needs a base coat. This base/undercoat may need building up in 2 layers depending on the condition of the walls and the thickness of plaster needed to improve them.
Don't - forget to wash all your tools and buckets once you are finished otherwise you will make it harder for yourself the next time.
Plaster should be mixed using equal amounts of plaster to water, taking time to mix until a smooth consistency is achieved.
The plastering trowel with 'pre-worn' shape has a marvelous feature of eliminating line and ripple marks right from the beginning. It has the correct blade shape and beginners can also use it, and the job would look totally professional.
Plastering jobs are not difficult for a plasterer to find, because it requires special skills and plastering jobs are required all the time.
If you have never done any plastering before it is advised that you enlist the help of a professional to undertake the plastering work that needs to be done.