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Be familiar with the tools and equipment used in plastering.
. Select and state the purpose of the range tools and equipment required for the job.
Prepare the work area.
(VR 65.4; VR 65.5)
. Remove any existing plaster.
. Brush the walls.
. Position the tools and equipment as per instructions.
. Test the wall for suction.
. Safely remove any waste.
Fix rules/angles beads to corners.
. Adopt the correct setting out procedures.
. Secure angle beads or rules to the external corners and allow 8 to 10mm of floating thickness.
. Fix rules or angle beads which will be plumb to within agreed tolerances.
Apply a floating coat to the wall.
. Fill in with a render coat between the angle beads.
. Straighten the floating coat between the angle beads.
. Square the internal corners.
. Devil float the surface.
. Keep the correct margins around the window.
Apply a finishing coat.
. Ensure that there is no double thickness of plaster at the edges.
. Square the internal and external corners.
. Apply a second thinner finishing coat.
. Trowel the wall, filing in any gauls (blemishes) to a smooth finish.