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hey , so I am currently starting my apprenticeship in plastering with my two employers. how ever its been 3 weeks and all I have been doing is mixing for them . should I be doing more than mixing ? or when would be the time you would generally start trowelling
 

Stewie03

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Dont be an eager beaver mate,when i started at 17 I was mixing browning in a bath and mixing skim with a stick and bodger,for 2 plasterers I would also cut plasterboards for them once they gave me the measurements to save them getting up and down off there milk crates when boarding ceilings the only thing they let me do with the gear was rule off the screeds they floated on the walls and would let me devil float it up I did this for a year at least I even questioned it myself then one day they just started letting me on the tools but when I had free time after mixing passing them gear cleaning the tools etc I was always watching closely asking them questions I was lucky they was 2 sound guy's aswell who was great with me,my advice stick at it be patient they will let you on soon enough or when they think your ready
 

loky11

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I was labouring for 2-3 years sometimes looking after 3-4 spreads cleaning up, and scrim ming up ready for next skim, eventually went on to boarding/beading then onto trowling up then eventually skimming, then went onto slapping s+c on. Got to get the utter basics bang on first ;)
 

Ftp321

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hey , so I am currently starting my apprenticeship in plastering with my two employers. how ever its been 3 weeks and all I have been doing is mixing for them . should I be doing more than mixing ? or when would be the time you would generally start trowelling
When you have mastered mixing, beading up, taping up, cleaning up, cutting and fixing boards,
Then trowelling
 

Ritch

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hey , so I am currently starting my apprenticeship in plastering with my two employers. how ever its been 3 weeks and all I have been doing is mixing for them . should I be doing more than mixing ? or when would be the time you would generally start trowelling
U sound like your gonna be a pain in the ass to train, I bet once you’ve troweled you’re first wall your be wanting 2er’s a day,
 

Cockney1

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hey , so I am currently starting my apprenticeship in plastering with my two employers. how ever its been 3 weeks and all I have been doing is mixing for them . should I be doing more than mixing ? or when would be the time you would generally start trowelling
Ask again after 12 months.
 
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