Becoming a Plasterer at 40

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Bartholomew

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Hes not a knob at all.from what I've read he's a good guy but I guarantee when he says he's good at plastering he really ist.theres about 8 to 10 blokes on here who know how to plaster
Well thanks for calling me a good guy..I'm sure we'd laugh at this conversation over a pint...unlike most I've had many pints with many tpf members and the thing that came out of them all is..............they all thought I was a c**t
 

MakeItSmooth

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But when did I say owt about money?

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Spudknit

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Well thanks for calling me a good guy..I'm sure we'd laugh at this conversation over a pint...unlike most I've had many pints with many tpf members and the thing that came out of them all is..............they all thought I was a c**t
End of day we are here to make a living.ive done it from scratch so it passes me off a little when I see guys doing it that way as it isn't the right way.essex Andy dots reveals after which 4 me isn't right but he strings a chalk line along ceiling which I take my hat off as I couldn't be arse with with that tbh so his wall is bang square.do u get what we mean when we say how do you go square on your beads if your over hanging them? It's 1 way or the other
 

Bartholomew

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End of day we are here to make a living.ive done it from scratch so it passes me off a little when I see guys doing it that way as it isn't the right way.essex Andy dots reveals after which 4 me isn't right but he strings a chalk line along ceiling which I take my hat off as I couldn't be arse with with that tbh so his wall is bang square.do u get what we mean when we say how do you go square on your beads if your over hanging them? It's 1 way or the other
My point was no one cares...I've never met a customer who gave a shite other than their room looked nice.....I don't work on 10 million pound houses just normal working class semis and detached in a subsidence area where there houses are totally f**k*d out of square
 

Spudknit

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My point was no one cares...I've never met a customer who gave a shite other than their room looked nice.....I don't work on 10 million pound houses just normal working class semis and detached in a subsidence area where there houses are totally f**k*d out of square
Yes and I do.which is my point its different gravy.im.the biggest advocate on here that plastering is taken way too seriously its f**k**g plastering ffs.uvw got 80% of guys on here chatting s**t about others work and there post no pics themselves and sat on here all day @Retired Spread
 

Bartholomew

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Yes and I do.which is my point its different gravy.im.the biggest advocate on here that plastering is taken way too seriously its f**k**g plastering ffs.uvw got 80% of guys on here chatting s**t about others work and there post no pics themselves and sat on here all day @Retired Spread
So does it turn out we agree:sorprendido3::sorprendido3:
 

Bartholomew

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So does it turn out we agree:sorprendido3::sorprendido3:
It's alright Andy wanting to ping chalk lines everywhere but you do that on a nottingham 1930's semi you'll make it look dog s**t....you'll take all the windows out and the frames out and your customer will be asking why the f**k did you do that to my house....and I'm sure Andy would stand there and say I'm right but it's not real life
 

Spudknit

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It's alright Andy wanting to ping chalk lines everywhere but you do that on a nottingham 1930's semi you'll make it look dog s**t....you'll take all the windows out and the frames out and your customer will be asking why the f**k did you do that to my house....and I'm sure Andy would stand there and say I'm right but it's not real life
Yes but on a 1930s cottage do u not think windows have been changed? Thing is when some1 fits a window do you think it's leaning in or out Inches? No.it would be mm..so do ur reveals to highest point then your wall is plumb.how cam u square ur wall of when u overhang the reveals? Not a dig but it's impossible
 

Retired Spread

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Yes and I do.which is my point its different gravy.im.the biggest advocate on here that plastering is taken way too seriously its f**k**g plastering ffs.uvw got 80% of guys on here chatting s**t about others work and there post no pics themselves and sat on here all day @Retired Spread
sat on here all day? lol

says lurpy the site slagging brummie chancer who was on here at half 4 this morning.......... fkin sad c**t :risas:
 

Retired Spread

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Mate I'm up that time everyday.ir retired (apparently) and on here that's even sadder :risas2:
don't be envious lurpy your time will come eventually......when you've finished working like a t**t slagging on sites well into your 60's with nowt to show for it but a dose of arthritis :coffe:
 

Ritch

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don't be envious lurpy your time will come eventually......when you've finished working like a t**t slagging on sites well into your 60's with nowt to show for it but a dose of arthritis :coffe:
Lurspaks a Dom skim monkey at best. he knows feck all about solid plastering rendering etc semi skilledand self taught chancer on his best day lol
 

lee2930

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Hi all,

Any advice on becoming a plasterer at 40?

Not in a position to give up my fulltime job so would need to learn part time. Any advice would be great.

Also interested to hear about physical demands. Obviously, at 40, I'm no spring chicken, but am relatively fit. Generally, is it something people are still doing in their 50's/60's?

Thanks
I did 6 week course at GoldTrowel at 47 years old, been at it now coming on 3 years a fell in with a couple of time served spreads. Still learning quicker ways of doing things but do a lot of my own jobs too.

What will really make a difference is the passion of the instructor if you go down the course route. I went on a tiling course and it was a drive-thru mentality. GoldTrowel I was lucky enough to have had an instructor who would spend time after the course each day doing like a Q&A and everything that was taught came into play in real word situations.

I say best of luck to you mate, go for it.
 
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