Get Started in Plastering

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to plastering techniques, perfect if you want to learn some skills for DIY around the house or if you are considering a related career and want to try it out. 

Week 1:

  • Identifying backgrounds and preparation
  • Selecting tools for the job
  • Mixing sand and cement mortar and laying it on flat and smoothly. 

Week 2:

  • Identifying when to mix different ratios of sand and cement mortar
  • Laying sand and cement mortar onto backgrounds
  • Applying scratch coats and identifying when to apply different bonding agents to backgrounds.

Week 3:

  • Laying on float coats, ruling off and devil floating flat and smoothly
  • Fixing angle beads and stop beads 
  • Identifying different types of plasterboard and how to fix them.

Week 4:

  • Identifying different types of plaster 
  • Mixing finishing plaster and learning how to apply it 
  • Fixing angle beads and stop beads.

Week 5:

  • Preparing backgrounds with green or blue grit 
  • Applying finishing plaster to backgrounds to a smooth finish 
  • Repairing and patching holes in walls and ceilings.

Week 6:

  • Applying finishing plaster to backgrounds to a smooth finish 
  • Patching walls and ceilings with finishing plaster. 

Course Delivery

This course is delivered in the plastering workshop. There are no exams or assessments.

Progression Opportunities

You could progress onto the full-time Level 1 Multi Skills course.

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