Plastering and pointing do not refer to same meaning. The differences between plastering and pointing is shown below:
Mortar is applied to the full surface of the structure.
Only joints are filled properly.
In plastering, lime and cement mortar are used.
In pointing, only cement mortar is used.
Plaster is applied in both inside and outside.
Done only at the outside part.
More materials are needed.
Less materials are needed.
The surface becomes plain.
The surface is not plain like plaster.
Not possible to see the defects of masonry.
The masonry work can be seen fully.
Plaster can be applied to all brick surface.
Pointing only can be done to first class brick surface.
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