In days gone past plastering over exterior walls was popular because it covered crooked surfaces and helped with waterproofing too. It is less popular these days though, because it is labour-intensive to maintain as opposed to face-bricks. If you own an older home then you may also own one with exterior plastered walls. In this case the chances are that these will need repairing from time to time, meaning that you could need to Find a Plasterer.
Stucco Plaster otherwise known as Rendering was commonly used during the 19th Century when it was composed primarily of lime. These days cement is more often used to apply one of several different qualities of finish:
o Common Stucco aims to produce a surface that is as smooth and even as possible
o Rough Stucco is more uneven and is scribed with lines to imitate bricks or stonework
RoughCast or Pebbledash is a cruder external plastering solution that requires a lower skill level and is cheaper to apply.
o In DryDash, pebbles or gravel are pressed into wet plaster to create a rustic effect.
o WetDash uses a slightly different technique whereby a mixture of aggregate and plaster is towelled over as a top coat.
Before choosing between Plastering Quotes make sure that you know what the contractor envisages, and ask to see samples of similar work previously done. Plastering is an art-form that develops through experience, not just after training.