Variations among plastering & pointing

This construction video tutorial teaches you how to separate plastering and pointing on various aspects.

1. Plaster is applied to different types brick surfaces (made with first class bricks, second class bricks, third class bricks etc).
The pointing is done for only 1st class bricks as the edges and edges of 1st class bricks are perfect.
2. In plastering, the materials on which it is applied are disguised.
But in pointing, the materials are visible as only the joints in bricks are filled up with mortar.

3. After plastering, the surface becomes smooth and even.
But, after pointing, the surface becomes unsmooth as only joints are covered with pointing and there may be some gapes in joints and bricks.
4. In plastering, large quantities of materials are required as plastering is done to all surfaces of the bricks.
As pointing is done to the joints of the bricks, so, materials like cement, sand and mortar are required in less quantities.

5. Plaster is done to the both side of the wall (inside and outside).
Pointing is done to the one side of the wall particularly to the outside of the wall.
6. Plaster safeguards the uncovered surface of the wall from rain, heat, moisture.
In pointing, the rain, heat, moisture are consumed within the wall.

7. In plastering lime mortar, cement mortar or lime-cement mortar are used with cement and sand.
In pointing, cement mortar and sand is applied.
8. Plastering forms a base for employing white/color washing.
In pointing, white washing or color washing is ruled out.

9. In plastering, defects of masonry can’t be detected.
In pointing, the masonry work is completely visible.

Variations among plastering & pointing