How do I get started as a plasterer at 25, what qualifications do i need to get a job on site?
Can you help me become a plasterer?
Question answered by Redhead
My stepson who is older than you went to night school to take a course on plastering - he now works as a self-employed plasterer and is doing really well. Most colleges will have names of contractors who are looking for trades people.
I am talking about UK - hope this helps
How to make rough walls look good without a plasterer?
I am trying to do something with my kitchen, I cant stand it but I dont really have any money. There is a hole in the wall that will be fixed that needs plastered and pretty much the whole kitchen needs plastered, the walls are in a terrible mess, there is no way I can afford a plasterer, I know thats what it really needs but I just cant, does anyone know of any products or have any ideas I could use that would help me? Thanks!
Question answered by GuitarGeorge
Scrape the roughness off as best you can, then use setting type joint compound to skim coat the walls. Use the 90 minute type. You don't have to go for a perfectly smooth surface. Leave a slight texture by leaving curved lines with the trowel. Paint with high gloss paint to accent the texture and make the walls easy to clean. Gives a nice old world rustic look. You can do it yourself, not hard even for a beginner.
What does a plasterers mate/labourer actually do?
Im a labourer for a bricky normally, but im working for a plasterer tomorrow, and would just like a heads up on what to expect.
Question answered by ceece
My bf is a plasterer and his "gofer" doe's all the grunt work.He will tell you what he needs done and how he wants it done.Shouldn't be too much of a change from bricks If you are working outside, you do use a water hose to keep things tidy.By the end of the week you'll know everything.
what qualification do I need to become a plasterer?
I am serious about becoming a plasterer and would like to know what I need to study.
Question answered by Northcote
Are you in the UK?
There are plastering courses at lots of local colleges, so you need to look on their websites and see what you need to do to apply. You might find a college near you on this website http://www.plastering-courses.info/how-to-become-a-plasterer.html
Another alternative is to find an Apprenticeship, where you can train on the job and they will also allow you a set time off each week to attend a course.
This website might be useful http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Be-An-Apprentice.aspx
Would my boyfriend be entitled to any help while training to be a plasterer?
He wants to train as a plasterer but may have to work unpaid while doing this. Would he be entitled to any help? We have a young baby who I care for at home so we only have his income
Question answered by josephz2va
If he's training to be a plasterer, it's volunteer work. No money involved.
But if he's working for a company that will pay him and he's being trained to be a plasterer, then he will be paid.
Companies pay you to do the work done. Even during rookie training for plastering up to mastering it on the job.
How much for a plasterer?
I am about to begin improving the inside of my house. How much should I expect to be charged by a plasterer, per hour, to skim some inner walls?
Question answered by BC
expect to pay abot £120 - £150 per day, if they charge you day rate. if they do 'price work' then they will give you one price for all the work you need doing. theres pro's and con's of being charged either way
Can you (a plasterer) plaster over old wallpaper or does the paper have to come off?
I am looking at an old renovation project to sell on so want to minimalise time and labour and want to know if it is possible to plaster over the ancient old textured wallpaper that will be such a nightmare to get off? Thanks, Martin. (any plasterers in the Epsom, Surrey area feel free to quote!!!)
Question answered by lynnmariesmith
I think it would be easier to strip the paper off. Plastering takes ages.
Which is better - using a plasterer or using anaglypta wallpaper?
We're doing up an old house, costs are rising and my husband has suggested we use anaglypta on all the walls and then painting it as it'll be cheaper than a plasterer? We're already getting a plasterer in to skim the ceilings - surely it can't cost that much more to flatten walls - they've only got a few minor holes and bumps. If we did use anaglypta it'd have to be really subtle as really I wanted a modern looking interior. What are the pros/cons between the two?
Question answered by Avalon
Once the anaglypta wallpaper is on you have limited your future options, whereas if you have it plastered you keep your options open. I haven't noticed anaglypta is that subtle to be honest - it can't be if it is goin to hide the imperfections underneath.
Why don't you get the plasterer to give you a quote and see how much it will cost to do the walls before deciding. If you changed your minds later on to take anaglypta off it would be awfully messy.
How do electricians and plasterers work together on a complete referb?
Fox example, do electricians run all the cables and fit the back boxes to the walls before they're plastered, if so, how do you know how deep the back boxes need to go in the the brickwork to make sure the wall when plastered is flush with the back box?
or do they run the cables, then the plasterers plaster, then the electricians cut the plaster to fit the back boxes in flush?
Sorry this isn't worded very well, but hopefully has got the general query across...Thanks
Question answered by Girlie Electrics
Cables and backboxes on first.
if the backbox is sited 15mm proud of the wall, then it will be below the finished surface of 12.5mm wallboard + 3mm skim...
Same sort of thing for full plastered walls.
If the plaster falls off after 18 months of being re-plastered who should pay - plasterer or customer?
My bedroom ceiling had DIY artex on it and I asked for it to be plastered smooth. 18 months after the work was done, a large section in the centre fell down. The plasterer has quoted a further £680 to reboard and plaster. I feel he should take some of the responsibility. What does anyone else think? I would be grateful for your comments.
Question answered by postal p
Don't throw good money after bad. Hire anyone else in the world to fix it.