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Femaleplasterer

New Member
Hello everyone, I am new to the trade and am looking to give it my all and do my best so I am looking for any advice that would help me long term. For example; the right clothing to wear and how to protect my wrist and fingers (as they are already taking a beating), equipment recommendations and really anything you’d find useful. Thank you I’m advance
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Hello everyone, I am new to the trade and am looking to give it my all and do my best so I am looking for any advice that would help me long term. For example; the right clothing to wear and how to protect my wrist and fingers (as they are already taking a beating), equipment recommendations and really anything you’d find useful. Thank you I’m advance
If your wrists and fingers are suffering already, after just starting out, I honestly believe that you should find something else to do. I have given this same advice to several blokes over the years so don't assume it's because you're a girly. This is a very tough trade.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hello everyone, I am new to the trade and am looking to give it my all and do my best so I am looking for any advice that would help me long term. For example; the right clothing to wear and how to protect my wrist and fingers (as they are already taking a beating), equipment recommendations and really anything you’d find useful. Thank you I’m advance

Were you really expecting a proper answer off British builders?


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JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
If your wrists and fingers are suffering already, after just starting out, I honestly believe that you should find something else to do. I have given this same advice to several blokes over the years so don't assume it's because you're a girly. This is a very tough trade.
Having said that. When I first started my finger joints ached a lot and swelled. My physio mate said it’s like you’re making your hands run a marathon every day with no training. Then I got trigger finger and had that for years now. I think your body adapts over time. @Femaleplasterer get yourself a flexi trowel to take the pressure off your grip and your hands and elbows will thank you.

Whenever I’ve been to the docs with any ailments they always tell me to change my job. What the f**k else would I do? What would I want to do? ....
 

Femaleplasterer

New Member
Having said that. When I first started my finger joints ached a lot and swelled. My physio mate said it’s like you’re making your hands run a marathon every day with no training. Then I got trigger finger and had that for years now. I think your body adapts over time. @Femaleplasterer get yourself a flexi trowel to take the pressure off your grip and your hands and elbows will thank you.

Whenever I’ve been to the docs with any ailments they always tell me to change my job. What the f**k else would I do? What would I want to do? ....
Thank you for the advice, I’m not ready to give up yet as it’s something I very much enjoy. I’m going to go with the hope that it’s just my muscles getting used to it and if it persists I’ll see a doctor. I’ll take that tip about the trowel
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Having said that. When I first started my finger joints ached a lot and swelled. My physio mate said it’s like you’re making your hands run a marathon every day with no training. Then I got trigger finger and had that for years now. I think your body adapts over time. @Femaleplasterer get yourself a flexi trowel to take the pressure off your grip and your hands and elbows will thank you.

Whenever I’ve been to the docs with any ailments they always tell me to change my job. What the f**k else would I do? What would I want to do? ....
If you're having to use shitty flexi trowels to be able to get through the work at your age then you're f**k*d. I've known quite a few guys that quite literally didn't have tough enough bodies to continue in the trade. The chances of a female have the body to do so is slim. We are different no matter what the PC brigade will have you believe.
I mean absolutely no offense with these comments, but they are what I genuinely believe.
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
If you're having to use shitty flexi trowels to be able to get through the work at your age then you're f**k*d. I've known quite a few guys that quite literally didn't have tough enough bodies to continue in the trade. The chances of a female have the body to do so is slim. We are different no matter what the PC brigade will have you believe.
I mean absolutely no offense with these comments, but they are what I genuinely believe.
No offence taken. Men have more muscle, that’s a fact. I need the flexi trowel for tennis elbow but I could have gotten that using a mouse daily in an office.

I’d actually rather fall apart plastering than want to stab myself in the eyes doing office work or working for some manager somewhere etc.

Been plastering ten years now, still enjoy it, wouldn’t be doing anything else
 

zombie

Private Member
No offence taken. Men have more muscle, that’s a fact. I need the flexi trowel for tennis elbow but I could have gotten that using a mouse daily in an office.

I’d actually rather fall apart plastering than want to stab myself in the eyes doing office work or working for some manager somewhere etc.

Been plastering ten years now, still enjoy it, wouldn’t be doing anything else
That's very short sighted though Jess you have absoloutley no chance of working till old age as a lady plasterer.

I know it reads bad and I really dont mean to offend you or be a sexist pig but that is 100% fact.

Add another 10 years and perhaps throw the prospect of being a mum also into the mix and not a prayer.

Seriously work towards a plan b whilst your still young!
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
That's very short sighted though Jess you have absoloutley no chance of working till old age as a lady plasterer.

I know it reads bad and I really dont mean to offend you or be a sexist pig but that is 100% fact.

Add another 10 years and perhaps throw the prospect of being a mum also into the mix and not a prayer.

Seriously work towards a plan b whilst your still young!
I’m not at all offended. I actually have a few options lined up for the long term because who knows! For now it’s definitely the bread and butter and I like it.

I wouldn’t want any women to ever be put off doing this though or think they can’t
 

Mike googlebottom

Well-Known Member
That's very short sighted though Jess you have absoloutley no chance of working till old age as a lady plasterer.

I know it reads bad and I really dont mean to offend you or be a sexist pig but that is 100% fact.

Add another 10 years and perhaps throw the prospect of being a mum also into the mix and not a prayer.

Seriously work towards a plan b whilst your still young!
 

Vincey

Private Member
Hello everyone, I am new to the trade and am looking to give it my all and do my best so I am looking for any advice that would help me long term. For example; the right clothing to wear and how to protect my wrist and fingers (as they are already taking a beating), equipment recommendations and really anything you’d find useful. Thank you I’m advance
Blaklader Canada are attached thick through the online catalogue there’s a ladies section and sizes guide which should help


Work wise I’d say just take your time and keep working the more I stop the harder find to get back into it
 
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