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      Hi all i am brad 46 yr old plasterer from stevenage in the uk , hope to make friends with you all. Hoping one day to move to spain or portugal , is there work for a plasterer where u are ?

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      Hi and welcome to the forum, Aldo may be able to advise you on Spain.

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      Spanish plastering is a totally different ball game to what we have in the UK, no float and set. Its generally escollera plaster a "plaster of paris" type plaster applied on 2 coats. They also use a lighter weight type called perlita and another called yeso. You will pick it up ok (over time) but its completely different to uk.
      I know Spanish plasterers that are struggling to find work and English plasterers that for years made a good living in Spain using the Spanish method AND getting "English" imported plaster (mostly for expats) but the work situation is dire there unfortunately.
      I would love to say go for it Spain and Portugal are fatastic places to live but TBH you would struggle to make a living at the moment and I would hate for anyone to make such a decision based on inaccurate info.
      I hope the situation changes soon and you can peruse your dreams.
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