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Plaster bathroom ceiling


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Plaster up a hole in wall


Clint did a great job plastering - we had 4 areas to plaster and was great to deal with. 5 stars - highly recommended



Will hire again. Jay was lovely and very quick. He did a great job too.

Plaster old AC hole


Clinton was punctual and incredibly friendly. Work was done efficiently and to an exceptionally high standard; highly recommend for any plastering jobs!

Patching plaster and painting


Jason was great from the start to the end! His work on our project was first rate. Highly recommend Jason if you've got plastering work that needs to be done.

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Top Plasterer related questions

While the overall cost varies depending on a number of factors, the average cost of plastering ranges from $23 to $70 per square metre. Find out more here.

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what plasterer licenses may be required to undertake your task, as this can vary. Plasterers get a Certificate III in Solid plastering when they undergo an apprenticeship in general construction. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence, experience, and insurance before accepting an offer.

That depends on the scale and complexity of the job. Plastering several ceilings and walls can take weeks, as most plaster needs to dry for at least a day before applying more layers to finish the job. Plaster repairs can take weeks, depending on the severity of the damage and how complicated it is to replace and repaint the damaged plaster. You can ask your Tasker for a more precise estimate of how long the job will take.

Unless there’s a compelling reason to do so, it’s better if you preserve the plaster, not replace it. The plaster in your home is handmade and adds to its aesthetic value and character. While it may sound reasonable to remove damaged plaster and replace it with drywall, this may not be the best decision as this can significantly reduce your home’s value. Consider hiring experts on Airtasker to restore the plaster and thus preserve the value of your home.

In some ways, yes, plaster can be better than drywall. Unlike drywall, plaster doesn’t allow mould growth. Plaster walls or drywall that’s plastered over offers better soundproofing and fireproofing. However, in terms of insulation, dry wall plastering can be better than some types of plaster, despite plaster being thicker. Plaster is a more labour-intensive material and takes more time to apply, but it is the more durable and stylish finish of the two.

Sure! You may want to consider plastering your walls and ceilings with this material as it not only prohibits mould growth but is also effective in repelling dust mites. Clay plastering for walls is perfect if you have family members that have asthma or are prone to dust allergies. As clay plaster is entirely natural, it doesn’t need or use any harsh chemicals, so it’s likewise safer for everyone in your home.

Yes! Just be specific when booking a Tasker to get your decorative plaster ceiling repaired or restored. Don’t forget that you can connect to many different ceiling plastering experts out there. You can also call on tradespeople who specialise in textured plaster ceiling repair, falling plaster ceiling repair or even repair small holes in plaster ceilings. Note that depending on the extent and nature of the damage, you may have to hire another expert to help in repairs.

For best results, wait at least a week for your newly plastered ceiling to dry before painting. While your plastered ceiling may look and feel dry to the touch after a couple of days, it may not have completely cured. If still wet, the deeper plaster layers can absorb moisture from paint and cause it to peel off. Don’t risk painting your ceiling plaster too soon and hire an expert to do it. 

Yes, you can! Though you may want to wait for a day before moving in. The room can have a lot of condensation and feel damp, and it may not be the most comfortable area to sleep in. The good news is that most plasters are non-toxic, so while the area may feel damp, you don’t have to worry about inhaling any harmful fumes and developing an allergic or adverse reaction. 

Maintaining your plastered ceiling involves regularly cleaning and washing off stains. You can use a vacuum with a brush attachment to loosen and remove dust and dirt. Apply diluted hydrogen peroxide or bleach on stains, then wipe off with a soft cloth. Another helpful measure is never to smoke indoors. Tobacco smoke can waft up and stick to your ceilings and leave unsightly stains.

There is no quick answer for this, as there are several types of plaster. The “best” plaster is one that offers you the best combination of durability, safety for your household members, aesthetic appeal and cost. Gypsum plaster is the least expensive option but isn’t very sturdy. Lime plaster is non-toxic, can regulate humidity in a space, is durable and natural but takes longer to apply and can cost more; spare yourself the hassle by hiring a Tasker!

Most plasterers recommend that the plaster stops at 2.5 cm or an inch before reaching the floor. This is assuming your floor has no skirting or baseboards. There should be some allowance because if the plaster extends to the floor, this can dry the fastest and create unsightly trowel marks that won’t match the colour of the rest of the wall. 

You can have the wiring installed before having your walls or ceilings plastered. Your electrician may do some rough work installing the wiring, switches and switch plates. The plasterer can mark these off and cover them with plastic, do the plastering then your electrician can come back to finish. If you have the plastering done first, your electrician will have to score plaster to fit wires, plugs and switches; then, your plasterer will have to do a lot of patch-up work.

It would help if you had the plumbing done before plastering - even before the wiring. Remember that it’s easier to bend wires or cables, but it’s more difficult to bend pipes! Your plumber must also test the water pressure and check for leaks. Doing the plumbing after the plastering means breaking plaster to access or mount pipes, and this can mean twice the work and cost of plastering.

What do plasterer services include?

Your plasterer services include all the activities necessary to apply plaster on your walls and ceilings, apply different types of plaster, and repair existing plaster. Your hired plasterer can do the necessary planning and preparation before application. Plasterers can recommend the most suitable plastering materials and use the appropriate materials, all while following the manufacturer’s recommendations, building codes, and industry best practices. Plasterer jobs can involve different services based on the construction requirements of buildings, such as: 

Ceiling Plastering

A plasterer can seal each portion between plasterboards with fibre tape, plaster moulds, or a similar protective material. They can mix the plaster to the right consistency, apply it to the ceiling and ensure complete and consistent coverage. Your Tasker can ensure the application complies with the manufacturer’s instructions, industry best practices, and any appropriate regulations when doing plastering projects. 

Wall Plastering

A plasterer can prepare the site by placing a protective covering on the floor, furniture, light switches, and electrical sockets. You may hire someone to do the wiring before plastering or switch off the power before your Tasker starts work. Your wall plasterer can use the appropriate tools and techniques to plaster your walls, and follow the instructions for drying and reapplying plaster coats until the job is finished. Plasterers can help with dry wall plastering or plasterboard to provide additional protection against noise and humidity for interior walls. 

Plaster Repair

Plasterers can inspect the site to assess the extent of damage to the plaster. You may need to hire someone to inspect and repair areas close to or supporting the plaster before your plasterer starts work. You can also ask someone to check if the plaster damage is due to leaky or busted pipes and fix those first. Your plasterer can prepare the appropriate amount of plaster for the repairs and do what is necessary to mimic the existing plaster. After repairs are complete, you may want to hire someone to apply fresh paint to the restored plaster and return it to its former glory.

Plaster Coving

As for plaster coving, plasterers can inspect and prepare the site before working on the coving. Some Taskers can move or cover the furniture in the room, but note that you may have to hire a separate service to clear the space. Your Tasker can measure and cut the coving to fit, install it onto the ceiling with adhesives and secure the coving as the adhesive sets.

Polished Plaster

To apply polished plaster, a plasterer can prepare the walls by cleaning and smoothing them with a sander. Following the plaster manufacturer’s instructions and industry best practices, they can apply as many coats of polished plaster as needed, sanding or applying glaze between coats. They can apply a water-based sealant to finish the job. 

Lime Plastering

Plasterers can prepare the site and mix lime plastering material of the right consistency. They can apply the lime plaster in the appropriate number of layers, scoring and smoothing each layer as needed and allowing the layers to dry between applications. 

Recent Plasterer tasks

Plaster garage walls


Blackburn VIC, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Frame out brickwork then to plaster garage walls 50 is just a starting budget provide quote then we can talk - Due date: Flexible

Fix damaged plaster board


Bulli NSW, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Fix plaster board that was damaged during removal of joinery - open to guidance on best approach (replace section of plasterboard?). Task to incl. tidy electricals hanging out of wall, replace missing section of carpet (we have carpet), replace missing section of skirting board, patch holes on adjacent wall - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Small plastering job


Wynnum QLD, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Patch where plaster was removed to fit new shower 80cm x 24cm - Due date: Flexible

Plastering above cabinet in laundry


Newport QLD, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Plastering requires from cabinet to the ceiling in the small laundry 3M - Due date: Flexible

Repair plaster and window framing


Balmoral QLD 4171, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

After a big storm, water has damaged the set plaster around the garage windows (internal). Need someone to remove damaged plaster, replaster were required and install square set timber surrounds to windows. Also need minor sanding and silicon work to outside of windows. No painting required. No painting required. - Due date: Flexible

Dry wall plaster setting


Brassall QLD, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

I need a dry wall done square set. 1 room 1 bathroom 1 hallway - Due date: this week



Deception Bay QLD 4508, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Plaster new bedroom walls and ceiling - Due date: Flexible

Plasterboard job for 4-bedroom house


North Narrabeen NSW, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Plasterboard installation for a single-story, 4-bedroom, 1-bathroom older house. A straightforward, no-frills project. Kindly review the floor layout - Due date: Flexible

Patch plasterboard and re-paint


Stafford Heights QLD, Australia

28th Sep 2023

2 ceiling lights have been removed in my living room and the resulting holes just need to be patched and painted. Paint is provided as we’ve done some other touch ups in the past. - Due date: Before Monday, 2 October 2023

Clinton was wonderful to work with, great communication, punctual, efficient and beautiful result. 10/10!

Cut opening in plasterboard wall for photobooth purposes


Adelaide SA, Australia

28th Sep 2023

Need to create opening/ cut out in walls for 2 Photo-Booth rooms ** Fairly quick and easy job need urgent, in Adelaide CBD Hole opening for Camera Rectangular opening for Screen Opening for Cash acceptor Opening for Printing slot Photos of room below, easy to cut through as there's no back wall on the other side. - Due date: Before Monday, 2 October 2023

Peter did everything I asked for in a short time. He also fixed the doorknob for me!

Hang mirror on plaster wall 180 by 80 cm size and 100”projector screen


Oakleigh South VIC, Australia

28th Sep 2023

I have a wall mirror 1.8 by .8 m that needs to be hung on a plaster wall. I also need a 100inch projector screen to be mounted outside. Pictures attached. Tradie to provide bolts/ screws as needed - Due date: Flexible

Wonderful job. Will rehire and would recommend. Thank you Hamish

Plasterer/painter to fix holes in apartment wall (already have paint)


Brunswick East VIC, Australia

26th Sep 2023

Big tv was hanging on apartment wall, now removed has left a few holes and some paint damage - to be repaired - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 September 2023

Guys were quick and lovely to deal with! Recommend! Thanks!!

Wall plaster repair - impact damage needs patching and repainting


Black Rock VIC, Australia

25th Sep 2023

Damage to the corner of a wall about 5 inches high and wide. See photos. Need it repaired and the repaired section repainted - Due date: Flexible

How did a great job on a public holiday. Thanks very much.

Patch hole in plaster


Eltham VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Need a hole patched up cleanly in my toilet/bathroom. Price includes materials which are expected to be provided and I would like it sanded back so that I can paint it. - Due date: Flexible

Really good guy and excellent service, job was done as described and came up very well. Thank you! A+

Repair plaster & skirting board


Mornington VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Picture fell off the wall, smashed plug socket off wall and damaged skirting board. Looking for someone to repair plaster & refit the plug socket, and repair the damage to the skirting board (the dent is approx 3cm wide). - Due date: Flexible

Great job, easy to communicate with, turned up on time & high quality work

Plaster holes


Bendigo VIC, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

4 holes fixed in lounge room and Kitchen - Due date: Flexible

Lucas Did an amazing job, on time and really knows his stuff. Would 100% recommend!

Plastering on the wall


Roxburgh Park VIC, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Plastering over a hole in the wall - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 September 2023

Mum w came in fixed the damage at my house quick and easy would highly recommend him

Hang a 20 kg mirror on plasterboard, don’t have bolts


Arana Hills QLD, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Hang a 20kg mirror. Plasterboard, need to bring bolts. - Due date: Flexible

Great team and job well done

Patch holes in gyprock/plaster


Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

Need a few small holes to be patched in the plaster walls of a single room. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing work. Would recommend. A++

Plasterer to repair some holes and damage to walls.


Prahran VIC, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

We recently had a power point moved so that we could wall mount the TV. We also have some poorly repaired wall damage that needs a professional plasterer to repair. - Due date: Flexible

Qien was very fast. Very friendly, and got the job done with a minimum of fuss. Really happy with his service. Highly recommended.