Molding Plasterer

Mold and install ornamental plaster panels and trims.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Molding Plasterers do?

Molds and installs ornamental plaster panels and trim, and runs ornamental plaster cornices and moldings by either of following methods: Spreads freshly mixed plaster on table or in forms with trowel when molding and installing ornamental trim. Shapes plaster by hand, using template and cuts trim to size after plaster has hardened. Applies coat of plaster to wall and presses trim into position. Nails wooden strips to wall and ceiling to serve as guide for template when casting cornices or moldings. Applies plaster to wall or ceiling, using trowel. Pushes template over plaster, striking off excess plaster until desired shape and smoothness of molding is obtained.


Should I be a Molding Plasterer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Plasterer, Molding, Plaster Molder

    How to become a Molding Plasterer

    Most Molding Plasterers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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