Male Solid Plasterer putting decorative plaster on a house exterior

Solid Plasterer

Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Overview

Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Day-to-day

  • fixes pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
  • covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brushes and sand paper
  • mixes and applies coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levels and smoothes coats to uniform thickness
  • plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • creates decorative textures in finishing coats.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Solid Plasterer

  • You can work as a Solid Plasterer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in solid plastering may be useful.

    Take a Certificate III in Solid Plastering

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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