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When planning your plastering project here are a few important elements to factor into your planning/budget:
What does it cost to plaster a wall or room? How much should you expect to pay?
Depending on where you are in the UK, prices will vary for plastering work.
The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. Going for the cheapest quote is not always the best option and may not get you the finished look that you require. Any good plasterer will have a portfolio of their work that they can share with you, so that you can see the work that they have previously undertaken.
Also consider what it is that you need doing. Are you looking to patch up part of your wall and therefore need a repair? Or do you need one wall plastered or are you looking to have a whole room skimmed?
Patch repair vs skimming a wall
If you are planning to paint a wall and need a small patch of wall repaired, you may get a better finish by skimming over the whole wall. Patch repairs can leave the patch with a different texture, which would be noticeable through the paint. But if you plan to wallpaper your room, a patch repair would suffice.
How long does it take to plaster a wall?
For a small repair, usually couple of hours for small repair.
For a whole wall allow half a day.
How long does it take for plaster to dry?
Plaster will normally be dry within a week but may take longer in the colder weather. If you want to paint the walls, you should leave it for around 10 days - you will be able to see when the plaster is completely dry as the colour will lighten in shade.
How much does a plasterer cost?
Most plasterers wouldn’t take on a job for less than £150.00 - even for a patch repair. It's not only the cost of the materials, but it is their time, fuel costs, as well as tax and National Insurance.
Are you looking to get a price for plastering your wall? We can help! Get in touch today on 0800 193 7877.