Step 6: Prepare plaster

Hold the plaster roll in one hand and the free end of the plaster in the other (this is very important because once wet, you might not be able to find the end of the roll). Holding the roll obliquely, immerse the entire roll of plaster in water. When the bubbles stop, remove the roll and gently squeeze to remove some of the excess water. Do not squeeze too much water out or you will have less working time and much of the plaster will be squeezed back into the bucket.

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Never apply plaster to skin or stockinette alone!