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A close-up photo of a person repairing a plaster wall, using a putty knife to apply plaster compound to a damaged area.

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Gab is a great plasterer. Excellent delivery of service. Went above and beyond to complete the task, would definitely recommend.

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Ahmad was absolutely amazing. Work completed to high standard over a long 11 hour period. Would highly recommend.

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Punctual, friendly, efficient and did a good job. Thanks!

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Did the old plaster on your wall or ceiling crack? Maybe your plaster got punctured by accident as you were moving furniture? Whatever caused the damage, Airtasker can find you the right Tasker to fix it! We can match you with some of the most experienced and skilled plaster repair specialists in your area - even at short notice!

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This can take as little as a few hours to at most a couple of weeks. The time it will take can depend on the severity of the damage and the complexity of the repairs. In some cases, temperature and humidity are also factors as these can affect how fast each layer of filler, adhesive or new plaster dries. You can ask your Tasker for an estimate of how long it may take to do these repairs. 

Only if you have a good reason to do so, such as if it’s coming off in large pieces, it’s not advisable to remove old plaster. Old plaster in your home is often of a higher quality than most other materials (like drywall), and you can lose its soundproofing and mould-inhibiting benefits. This is also laborious and time-consuming, and therefore costly, so you may want to hire an expert to repair and restore your plaster instead. 

It sure can! Old plaster that’s restored can increase your home’s historical authenticity. If yours is a Victorian-era home, don’t remove any of the plaster - this is very sturdy, buyers expect it to have it, and you may get a higher appraisal than other homes on the market. Should you build a new home, try using as much plaster as possible to make it more durable, require less maintenance and make your home more valuable.

Efflorescence is the appearance of white crystalline material after the plaster has dried. This is caused by soluble salts present within the wall or ceiling or present in the water, lime, sand or other material used to make the plaster. This can be unsightly and make it difficult (if not impossible) for any paint to stick to the surface. You can remedy this by washing and dry-brushing the surface until no more crystalline material appears.   

Yes, absolutely. Just remember that you can’t paint plaster that has only recently been repaired and dried right away. New plaster can be dry to the touch after about 1 to 2 days, but it may not be completely dry deep down! As plaster absorbs moisture, it can make a fresh coat of paint peel off after it’s dry. To be sure, let the plaster dry for about 4 to 6 weeks, then apply and smooth the primer or paint. 

Most cracks on plaster are due to age. Over the years, plaster can separate from its lath and show up as cracks on the surface - this is cosmetic damage and can be fixed. But if plaster cracks are diagonal or jagged and measure more than 6 millimetres in width, this can be a sign of a more severe problem. These can be signs of a shifted foundation or deteriorated or collapsed wood beams due to termites; you may hire pest control to inspect

What do plaster repair services include?

Plaster repair services include all the activities necessary to fix damaged plaster on your walls or ceilings. This service can consist of fixing all sorts of damage like holes, gouges, pits or hairline cracks in plaster. Your plaster repair Tasker can inspect the site, assess the damage, prepare the necessary tools and materials, fix the damage, and apply the appropriate finish. 

Site assessment

Your plaster repair Tasker does a thorough inspection of the walls and ceilings that need repairs. They can assess the extent and nature of the damage and see if it’s as simple as plaster crack repair or is a more complex job like blown plaster repair or lath and plaster repair. Your Tasker can take the appropriate measurements of the damage, such as the depth and size of cracks, to determine how much material they need and what tools to prepare.  

If during the inspection, your Tasker discovers water damage to your plaster, you may want to hire someone to check and fix the pipes before they start. 

Site & materials preparation

Your Tasker may cover your floor with a plastic dust sheet or other protective material. Some Taskers may move furniture out of the way. They may also cover any light switches or electrical sockets that are close to the damaged plaster. Should you want new wirings installed, make sure to hire someone to do this first before the plaster repairs.  

If necessary, your Tasker may prime the damaged areas - this can include scraping the edges of cracks, then dusting off raised and excess material, then brushing the area with carpenter’s glue to give better surface adhesion for the filler and new plaster. Your Tasker can do this and other appropriate prep work on the damage.

Performing repairs

Once the site is prepared, and the materials are ready, your Tasker can do the repairs. They can use proven techniques and the right tools and materials. This can include plaster repair with a skim application, plaster repair with Polycell, plaster repair with Polyfilla, gypsum plaster repair and any other appropriate repair methods.  

Some Taskers can remove and replace broken laths, although you may have to hire a separate service if the damage to the lath is extensive. Following best practices, your Tasker can apply as much filler and new plaster as needed to fill the cracks, gouges or holes in the wall or ceiling plaster. Note that they can allow each layer of filler or plaster to dry in-between applications.

Finishing touches

Your Tasker can smoothen the new plaster once all the layers have dried. They can use sandpaper of the appropriate coarseness or fineness to make the new plaster level with the rest of the wall or ceiling. If necessary, your Tasker can apply finishing oils or primer for fresh paint.  

Speaking of which, why not have your walls or ceilings painted in a new or different colour?

Recent Plaster Repair tasks

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Dandenong VIC, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Replace fallen plaster in garages repair big crack on ceiling and replace a few cornices and patch up cracks before paint

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North Bondi NSW, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Need repair to plaster render on brickwork and assistance to affix item to wall

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Thomastown VIC 3074, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Plastering Repair and Patching Thomastown 3074 Remove and patch of 4 old evaporative vents Patching of holes x 4 Patching of return air vent (sides) Skimming of dents/bumps in wall Repair of surface around 2 x skylights

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Ryde NSW, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Repair the wall and paint it

4 blinds installed, plaster repaired on brick wall, MLV installed


Alphington VIC, Australia

24th Feb 2024

I need 4 x roller blinds installed. I need a patch of brick wall approx 750x1500cm plastered. I need MLV installed in a few areas for noise insulation.

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Wyndham Vale VIC, Australia

24th Feb 2024

Install approximately 12LM of cove cornice (55mm) Sand 3 old Down light holes I can supply the cornice

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Carina Heights QLD 4152, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

Damaged the plaster on the wall. Need to fix it.

Repair plasterboard ceiling


Nundah QLD, Australia

22nd Feb 2024

A section of plasterboard ceiling in our outdoor area has dropped. Dimensions are 4630mm by 1200mm. We will also require the cornice to be replaced. It is 90mm cornice.

Jesse did an amazing job, would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a plastering job done. He arrived on time, did a professional job, was super efficient and cleaned up afterwards. Five stars all round.

Plaster repair


Arana Hills QLD, Australia

21st Feb 2024

Repair of plaster on roof, approx 2 metres. Repair of crack approx 40cm. Repair of a patch. Area has been prepped with plastic.

Excellent work by Clint. Made sure everything was dry before continuing and repaired the last job properly. Punctual and communication was easy.

Plaster repair


Frankston VIC, Australia

13th Feb 2024

Just had a gas furnace removed, and now have a huge hole in wall to cover up. Need to install plasterboard and cover all joints so ready to paint. See photo of hole in wall. Dimensions approx. 1.66m x 0,415m

Gavin and Ryan arrived a little earlier, but that was no problem at all. Quickly got on with the job and was finished in no time. They left the place tied and clean. Great job done. Thanks guys 🙏🏻

Repair plaster peeling in kitchen ceiling


Keperra QLD, Australia

5th Feb 2024

I recently did have repairs done to a crack caused by water in the kitchen ceiling but now the tape used is starting to peel. I was never happy with the work done. - Due date: Flexible

Simer was excellent with his communication, and I was very happy with the work he performed fixing the plaster on my ceiling. I would be happy to use his services again.

Plaster repair and painting


Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia

28th Jan 2024

Repair one large and two small holes in plaster and then paint walls to match existing paint colour (flat white). - Due date: Before Tuesday, 30 January 2024

I was able to quickly setup a time and day at short notice for my plaster repair and painting job which Alir completed to a very high standard. Happy to recommend

Plaster repair


Moorabbin VIC, Australia

23rd Jan 2024

Repair small hole in wall around 8cm x 8cm. This is in the bathroom and it was made of a concrete board around 3mm thick. Repair and blend to rest of wall. I can sand down once dry. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 25 January 2024

Very good service.

Need plaster repair


Tweed Heads West NSW 2485, Australia

17th Jan 2024

Had a tree branch go through my roof ...roof is now repaired need plaster repaired I have plaster and Cornices. I have filler and stud adhesive - Due date: Flexible

What a lovely guy .he does amazing work I highly recommend him and I would definitely use his services again Cheers Michael . Kind regards Sean

Ceiling plaster repair


Rowville VIC 3178, Australia

10th Jan 2024

Need to fix garage ceiling as it has became sloppy on one side (above garage door) - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 11 January 2024

Thanks Chin for fixing the ceiling it was at difficult place above the garage door. Great work

Ceiling Plaster repair


Ferntree Gully VIC, Australia

8th Jan 2024

Repair and patch plaster on ceiling. About 5 places. Fill gaps between cornices and walls (not more than 10 metres) Make smooth and ready to paint. - Due date: Before Friday, 12 January 2024

Very Happy with his service - repairing the plaster. Chin went above and beyond. And very reasonable. I recommend his service

Repair plaster and paint


Heidelberg West VIC, Australia

7th Jan 2024

Some holes in walls have been repaired badly. Need to be fixed and re painted . There is one large feature wall. A small wall in stairwell and 2 internal doors - Due date: Flexible

Very punctual and a delight to deal with. Great pride in his work will use again thanks Chi

Plaster repair


Wollert VIC 3750, Australia

7th Jan 2024

Plaster repair after wardrobe shelfs removed. Damage from the glue used and a couple of holes. Wall is 2.5m long and the side are half a metre. - Due date: Before Sunday, 7 January 2024

Mez did an great job. He arrived on time and was very professional with his work.

Repair plasterboard walls


Stanwell Tops NSW, Australia

6th Jan 2024

Plasterboard walls of outside Annex old and damaged through soccer balls need repairing or replacing. Looking for handyman to quote. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 31 January 2024

Perfect, did the job exactly as described, quickly and was a pleasure to deal with

Repair plaster on walls, assemble shelves


Merrimac QLD, Australia

1st Jan 2024

I have a plaster wall damaged by my attempts to install some shelves. I would like to have the damage, shown in the images below, repaired, and also, if possible, to install the shelves. This wall is dividing wall to the next townhouse, and has brick behind the plaster. - Due date: Flexible

Very helpful, a clean job well done.