A Plasterer

“Plastering provides a good income along with health benefits and retirement plans. It can be very artistic and your work is displayed for generations to come. The work is enjoyable and the satisfaction of accomplishment can make it all worthwhile.”
—Steve Lowell,

What Do They Do

Plasterers are the building craftsmen who apply plaster to interior walls and ceilings to form fire-resistant and relatively soundproof surfaces, which may then be decorated. They also apply stucco to exterior walls (exterior insulation finish system) and cast ornamental designs in plaster.

Working Conditions

Some of the work is done outdoors and depends on weather conditions. While most plastering jobs are indoors, sometimes plasterers work on high scaffolds. Plastering requires considerable standing, bending, lifting and reaching overhead.

Interest and Temperament

The trade requires good manual skills. Persons should enjoy working with their hands and accept working outdoors in various weather conditions.

General Qualifications

Educational Background Recommended

Reading, math, science, mechanical drawing, industrial arts

Admission Requirements of the Joint Apprentice Committee

Terms of Apprenticeship Training

Related Job Opportunities

Furniture finisher, wallpaper hanger, estimator, business owner

Application and Information

Toledo Area Plasterers JATC
4535 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615-5301
Telephone: (419) 531-5911
Fax: (419) 531-4392

The recruitment, selection, employment, training and promotion of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability/handicap or veteran status.