Sometimes after the monsoon season, it has been observed that the plaster starts falling off the walls particularly if the wall is made up of bricks. At this point of time we certainly look for the services of a mason. Whether it is a small patch to be plastered or the complete wall, the masons usually charge for the whole day. Once the job is done, we do often get to think that it was not so difficult that could have not have been done without a mason. The fact is that plastering a wall can be easily done without a mason as there are only a few things that required to be kept in mind.
A wheelbarrow or other large container for sand
After the old plaster has been shed properly and the bricks of the wall exposed, start watering the bricks as dry bricks do not properly hold the new plaster. This will be the same incase of newly built brick walls.
After waiting for some time, start brushing the mortar on the wall with finishing trowel so as to give the applied mortar a clean face. To ensure that the plaster is properly aligned, use the aluminum water tool.
Keep watering the wall for atleast two to four days for the plaster to strengthen. It is advised to use sandpaper on the water before applying paint.