As soon as you have mixed the plaster you should empty it out of the bucket onto a wet board which should be lifted off the ground high enough to enable you to get your plaster onto your hand board (hawk) easily.
Any flecks of dried plaster in your buckets or on your equipment from previous sessions will later break off to contaminate future batches of plaster.
Plastering is physically demanding, it requires long periods of standing, lifting, bending and overhead reaching.
Plastering requires very few tools and materials compared to other trades.
Due of its pliable nature plaster can be manipulated to fit into just about any nook or cranny.
If you are interested in doing a lot of drywall jobs, it is worth investing in some tools like an assortment of joint knives, stilts, a taping banjo or some other special tools.
The range of work for plastering jobs could be for new-build housing or commercial developments, small scale domestic extensions or for restoration and repair of existing buildings.
Fibrous plastering is the creation of ornamental plasterwork such as ornamental columns, cornices, ceiling roses and architraves.
Plastering is largely a matter of confidence and you may prefer to start in a low-pressure environment first before hitting your own walls for the first time.
With the modern trend for plastered walls painted with neutral and pastel colours coming back into fashion, there are a lot of artexed walls and ceilings, which require plastering over.