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Plaster bathroom ceiling


Best service ever.

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.

Plaster repairs








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Tim plastered our ceiling and put the cornice up. Great job, great finish and reliable guy. 100% recommend!

Plastering ceiling with my husband


Friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

Plastering ceilings around fans


Paul was reliable, quick and thorough. Our plastering damage was fixed very well. Paul also respected our place and cleaned afterwards

Plastering ceiling / mould repair


Loong arrived on time as promised, tackled a difficult job on a second story bathroom, did what was required and more, and cleaned up afterwards. Very pleased.

Plastering Ceiling and Resolving Leak in Roof Vent


Great guy and fab job. Thanks Greg

Air vent move and re-plastering ceiling post move


Thank you for hard work. I would highly recommend!

Plastering Ceiling and Minor cracks








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I am so thankful to find Micheal here and had him to do plastering at my house. From the beginning till the end, Micheal was very professional and effective in communication. Micheal basically had to fix the work that badly done from a dodgy tradie I mistakenly engaged a month ago. As my house was left in a very bad state so it was very challenging and required an experienced and high skilled plasterer to figure out the way to fix it. Micheal managed to make my house looks like a house again after 2 days of hard work. Micheal is very friendly, honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable. He seriously takes pride of his work. I enjoyed listening to him talking about what steps involved in each part of works that he carried out. I will definitely refer Micheal to my family and friends. I will contact him again in the future to do more work at my house. Micheal! Thanks once again. You have helped me regain my faith in the trade industry. Respectfully. Chi & Hoang

Plastering wall and patching up ceiling


Paul did a great job. Very punctual with times, and gets the job done. Also very responsive with communication

Plastering wall


Very friendly and did a very good Job Highly recommended!

Plastering Wall


Fast friendly service

Resetting Gyprock and hard plastering walls


Prompt, efficient with extra touch ups and great advice. Thanks!!

Plastering wall


Darren was lovely from start to finish! Cannot recommend enough! Very professional friendly service

Plastering wall


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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 a hole


Phillip ACT, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Need a hole plastered on a door about 15 cms - Due date: Flexible

Plaster holes x 2


Wantirna VIC, Australia

9th Oct 2023

I need two holes plastered/patched up please. as you can see by the pictures they’re not very big. Reasonable offers only, thanks - Due date: Flexible

Plastering job


Hampton Park VIC 3976, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Check out my other posting. Need plaster under this wooden overlay to be repaired once I take off the overlay.

Plaster repair


Nowra 新南威尔士州澳大利亚

9th Oct 2023

Hi, I need a plasterer to help me some patch up after painting. Hourly rate $55 -

Textured Bathroom Ceiling Removed/ Sanded


Greenwich NSW, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Small Bathroom Ceiling has a stipple texture which needs to be removed, not sure what is the best procedure to do it, either sanding, skim coat, plaster or new gyprock. No painting required after, just need the ceiling to be flat and smooth. I will add better pictures tonight. Write your price and how many days needed on the offer. Needs to be done before the 24th of October - Due date: Flexible

Square set plastering and other jobs


Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Need plasterer or handyman to square set some entrances - Due date: Flexible

Finish plastering recessed shelf


Banyo QLD, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Finish plastering recessed shelf. The job has been started but running out of time. Need it ready to paint - Due date: Flexible

Replace plasterboard internal wall


Margate QLD, Australia

9th Oct 2023

Internal wall needs replacing, - Due date: Flexible

Plaster/Putty scratches on the wall


Cheltenham VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2023

My dog has bitten/ scratched into the wall and dragged her teeth along it, they are only small but I do need it fixed and painted. - Due date: Flexible

Jay is lovely, fast, reliable and gets the job done! Would highly recommend his services to anyone. Thanks so much Jay.

I need a plasterer to fill 3 holes up in the ceiling


Narre Warren North VIC, Australia

6th Oct 2023

Plasterer to fill in a few ceiling holes - Due date: Before Friday, 20 October 2023

Was really happy with the job :)

Fix wall plastering


Melbourne VIC, Australia

5th Oct 2023

Fix plaster work as shown on the picture. New plasterboard section needs to be fixed to get ready for painting. This job do not require painting. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

No fuss, no hassle, just gets the job done! Quality finishes too!

Ceiling cutout Plaster repair, paint


Summer Hill NSW, Australia

5th Oct 2023

Hello Need 2x ceiling holes plastered up - dimensions are on pics. Also paint/restore ceiling with a coat of ceiling paint - if it can blend that's fine otherwise do the whole ceiling. It's a bathroom with bath/shower/vanity/toilet Scrape a couple of spots of some plumbers glue off tiles, might need some light solvent. This is for my downstairs neighbor - please confirm what day and time you are available, Mon-Thurs is preferable - Due date: Before Friday, 13 October 2023

Angelo did work to restore a ceiling that had holes cut to access plumbing - the complication was that it was for my downstairs neighbor. In all respects Angelo provided fantastic communication which was really important in this case. Super happy with the result! Thank you Angelo

Need a plaster to supply and install cornice for a 3x2 bathroom


Hillside VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2023

Need a plasterer to supply and install cornice for a 3x2 bathroom - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Very good service honest and reliable

Plaster and fill the wall gap 20 cm x 20 cm


Wantirna South VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2023

Plaster and fill the hole in the wall. 20 cm x 20 cm in size. - Due date: Flexible

Good Job. Thanks Shane.

Patch up hole in plaster wall


Springvale VIC, Australia

3rd Oct 2023

Patch up hole in wall- plaster. Don’t need paint job. Open to offers. Preferably a professional. Flexible with dates but prefer the Friday listed. - Due date: Before Friday, 6 October 2023

Did a great job. Super efficient.