Learn the basic differences between plastering and pointing.

Learn the basic differences between plastering and pointing.


In this content, we are going to show the difference between plastering and pointing. Plastering is used to protect the exposed surface of masonry. However, in pointing only joints are properly filled with mortar. Cement, sand and lime are used in plastering. In pointing, we use just cement mortar.

The plastering is done at both sides of surface (both inside and outside). However, pointing is done only at the outer side of the wall. In plastering work, we use the large amount of materials. However in pointing, we use less amount of mortar. 

After the plastering, the defects of the masonry are not visible. However, after the pointing, the surface does not become smooth and plain. 

When we plaster the wall, after the plastering work, the surface becomes smooth and plain. However, after pointing, the defects of masonry can be seen. So, these are the differences between plastering and pointing.

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