Pebble dash or roughcast is a form of external plastering often seen and used for country houses.
If you are interested in doing a lot of drywall jobs, it is worth investing in some tools like an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo or some other special tools.
Gypsum plaster is mainly for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing.
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.
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.
Plastering jobs are not difficult for a plasterer to find, because it requires special skills and plastering jobs are required all the time.
Any flecks of dried plaster in your buckets or on your equipment from previous sessions will later break off to contaminate future batches of plaster.
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.
Plastering is enjoying resurgence in popularity due to the introduction of new techniques and cheaper materials.
As with most building trades, do it yourself plastering requires a great deal of experience.