Jul 11, 2016

Also called Drywall Installer and Finisher Lather

Plasterers apply plaster, stucco and other similar materials on interior and exterior walls and ceilings.

These tradespeople typically:

  • apply, level and smooth coats of plaster
  • spray stucco on building exteriors
  • clean and prepare surfaces
  • mix plaster ingredients
  • finish corners and angles and create decorative designs
  • spray finishes over walls and ceilings

Plasterers are employed on residential, commercial and industrial construction projects.


Plasterers are represented by two CBTU affiliates:

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
  • United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

Represented by the following CBTU affiliates: