Painters may learn to apply troweled texture coatings as an elective of their trade qualification.
The application of texture by hawk and trowel is a challenging skill. The effects that a trowel can make on texture are very impressive.
The solid plasterer traditionally does most trowel on texture effects using sand and cement. In the last couple of decades the introduction of acyclic latex texture coatings has brought the trades of solid plastering and painting & decorating to merge across skills. The solid plaster has had to come to know a little bit about coating membrane technologr and the painter has to understand a little bit about solid plastering.
AGGREGATE: Particles of rock or mineral fragment used with various cementing materials. The term used in conjunction with plaster usually implies sand, vermiculite or periite.
BASE COAT: The first layer or layers of plaster applied over a solid background. The frrst application is often referred to as the SCRATCH COAT, and the succeeding layer as LEVELLING COAT or FLOATING COAT.
STUCCO: A general term for plastered surfaces, but especially applied to cement surfaces that imitate stone.
The following videos explain the correct procedure to apply texture coating, including preparation techniques: