Measures distance from reference points and marks guidelines on working surface to lay out work.
Spreads soft bed (layer) of mortar that serves as base and binder for block, using trowel.
Applies mortar to end of block and positions block in mortar bed.
Taps block with trowel to level, align, and embed in mortar, allowing specified thickness of joint.
Finishes mortar between brick with pointing tool or trowel.
May apply plaster to walls and ceiling, using trowel, to complete repair work