Plasterers install, maintain and repair plasterboard in buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar material to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Tasks include:

  • applying one or more coats of plaster to interior walls and ceilings of buildings to produce a finished surface;
  • measuring, marking and installing ornamental plaster panels, and casting and trimming ornamental plaster cornices;
  • measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens;
  • covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sandpaper;
  • applying protective and decorative coverings of cement, plaster and similar materials to exterior building surfaces;
  • making and installing decorative plaster fixtures of fibrous plaster;
  • applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials.

Examples of the occupations:

  • Dry wall  plasterer
  • Fibrous plasterer
  • Ornamental plasterer
  • Plasterer
  • Solid plasterer
  • Stucco plasterer
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ISCO skill level: 
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