In this video, This Old House master plaster Stephen Norton explains how to plaster a wall.
1 Use trowel to place mound of veneer plaster onto hawk.
2 Scoop up some plaster with the trowel, making sure it’s centered on its blade.
3 Smear plaster onto the wall with the trowel using an upsweeping motion.
4 Turn over the trowel and work the plaster down.
5 Maintain even pressure to produce a thin, smooth plaster coat.
6 Continue working your across the wall, using stilts or stepladder to reach high areas.