Makes very good sense, but nobody ever asked us/me to do it. I've seen
'photographed' areas and they make me wonder what kind of a rocker would do
that; I hired help, hired help, hired help, and then hired help. It was
hard to find a good taper. A good taper will hide joints and seams
perfectly. Harder to find a plasterer. I did most of the serious taping
(odd shapes, angles, etc.) and all the plastering when I was in business. I
was lucky to have two good tapers for most work (Frogs like me), but I did
the plastering. I was taught plastering by one of my friends uncle. A great
old Italian guy. We smoked Parodis and drank much Dago red, but I learned
to trowel. I stopped taking plaster jobs (except for restoration work)
because they were very few. To make any money plastering, you must be very
fast and proficient. Being fussy, I spent too much time on those jobs and
my profit was nil. I would only get a plaster job every year or two, but I
loved doing them. Plastering is a trade that must be practiced to stay
proficient in speed of application and fine finish. Once or twice a year
wasn't enough to make the job pay. My work was very good. but took a long
(sometimes frustrating) time. I couldn't make it pay.
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