One advantage of plastering is that is can be repainted as often as you choose.
Gypsum plaster is mainly for use indoors as damp will attack it and make it crumble. The most common types of gypsum plaster are browning, bonding and metal lathing.
Pebble dash or roughcast is a form of external plastering often seen and used for country houses.
Because of the skill required in plastering it is not often carried out by the standard home owner.
Plastering Tools include a variety of trowels, stainless steel trowels, bucket trowels, plasterers buckets, tool bags, mixing paddles, power mixers and many more.
Local companies are also good for appointing a Plastering Contractor for the work at your home.
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.
The Egyptians used a plaster that made from calcined gypsum, very similar to the plaster of Paris of today. Their method of plastering onto reed very much resembles our lath, plaster, float and set work.
Plastering requires very few tools and materials compared to other trades.
External rendering should be started on the shady side of the building to keep it unexposed to the sun as long as possible.