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  • 1) Applies coats of plaster to interior walls, ceilings, and partitions of buildings, to produce finished surface, according to blueprints, architect's drawings, or oral instructions, using handtools and portable power tools: Directs workers to mix plaster to desired consistency and to erect scaffolds.

  • 2) Spreads plaster over lath or masonry base, using trowel, and smooths plaster with darby and float to attain uniform thickness.

  • 3) Applies scratch, brown, or finish coats of plaster to wood, metal, or board lath successively.

  • 4) Roughens undercoat with scratcher to provide bond for succeeding coats of plaster.

  • 5) Creates decorative textures in finish coat by marking surface of coat with brush and trowel or by spattering surface with pebbles.

  • 6) May mix mortar.

  • 7) May install guide wires on exterior surface of buildings to indicate thickness of plaster to be applied.

  • 8) May install precast ornamental plaster pieces by applying mortar to back of pieces and pressing pieces into place on wall or ceiling and be designated Ornamental-Plaster Sticker.

  • 9) May specialize in applying finish or rough coats of plaster and be designated Plasterer, Finish; Plasterer, Rough.

  • 10) May apply plaster with spray gun and be designated Plasterer, Spray Gun.

  • 11) May perform maintenance work only and be designated Plasterer, Maintenance.


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