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"Thanks Ian"

Repair plaster work around door frame and patch wa

$600

"Adrian was prompt, conscientious and did a terrific job. Will use again. "

Plaster Repair & Rehang Curtain Rod

$300

"Danny was very reliable and did a great job. He had great attention to detail and was punctual and very honest. I would highly recommend Danny. "

Plaster Repairs

$250

"Great job done"

I need plaster repair

$180

"Great thanks Marco"

Wall and ceiling plaster repair

$100

"Ahmed was really helpful and communicative, very happy with the job "

Repair plasterboard and trim hedge

$400

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Top Plaster Repair related questions

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.   

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

Plaster Repaired and paint ..

$80

Lyndhurst VIC, Australia

3rd Oct 2022

Plaster been cut , need to patch and seal with filler and repaint cut section .. easy job , need to patch and paint with nice clean finishing … - Due date: Flexible

Plaster repairs

$5

Woori Yallock VIC, Australia

30th Sep 2022

3 ceiling exhaust fan holes patched and 1 strip, 4 ceiling plaster cracks repaired, and saggy bedroom ceiling lifted - Due date: Flexible

Plaster Repair

$100

Caulfield South VIC, Australia

29th Sep 2022

I have a wall plaster repairs, which I need board supplied, installed, filled and sanded to a very high standard. Future work also available. I have attached photos. Please see attached. Painting is not required.

Repair plaster and rehang rod/curtain

$180

Melbourne VIC, Australia

13th Sep 2022

Curtain rod has fallen down and removed plaster. Plaster hole needs repairing and rod to be affixed and replaced - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 13 or sometime this week September 2022

Very knowledgeable. Great communication and works completed with little fuss. Would recommend Darren’s services

Repair plaster holes

$350

Greensborough VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2022

I have a few holes in my walls at home that I require fixing so I can then paint, as we have a house inspection on the 8th September. Looking to have the work completed before Monday 5th. The photo next to doorway is the largest hole, currently covered by a picture the frame is 61cm × 91cm if that gives you an idea of the holes size, the rest are smaller but still moderate size. - Due date: Before Tuesday, September 6, 2022

THANKYOU Ben for your speedy work! The quality of the job is superb, I will be coming back to you if I put my head through any more walls 🤣😁

Plaster repair and painting

$250

South Kingsville VIC 3015, Australia

26th Aug 2022

Plaster to be sanded down or repaired and paint locally around the patch so it disappears or is not easily visible. Paint can be supplied or included in rate (optional). Job to completed by Tues 31/08/22 - Due date: Before Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Great work! Highly recommended. Thanks Ben!

End of lease plaster repair

$100

Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

7th Aug 2022

End of lease plaster repair. 12 picture frame holes and reattachment of toilet roll holder to wall. I have tools and product to repair. - Due date: Flexible

Excellent job, thank you so much for your help as I plan to move out. Good for a chat

Repair plaster throughout home

$1,000

Hamilton VIC, Australia

30th Sep 2022

Looking for someone local to Hamilton to repair plaster throughout. I dont have clear photos but for anyone interested, a walkthrough can be arranged. No plaster sheets would need replacing. All patch ups in preparation for paint. - Due date: Flexible

Plaster repair

$160

Upper Coomera QLD, Australia

30th Sep 2022

Require repair to ceiling and walls where light switches and down lights were removed: 2 x Downlight holes need filling ready for painting 2 x light switch holes need filling ready for painting 1 x damage behind a door needs repairing 1 x crack in ceiling join needs repairing Photos included. - Due date: Before Sunday, 2 October 2022

Amazing work, very happy with the work from Brenton. On time, friendly, efficient and a great attention to detail. Thank you!

Repair plaster walls

$350

Mulgrave VIC, Australia

19th Sep 2022

Repair damage to plaster wall - 5 spots - see photos attached. - Due date: Before Friday, 30 September 2022

Very diligent and professional. Great fella and did a fantastic job. Would recommend and no doubt will get back in the future.

Plaster Repairs

$250

Dingley Village VIC, Australia

11th Sep 2022

Patch up and repair cracks in walls as per photos - Due date: Before Thursday, 15 September 2022

Great work Pleasant to deal with. Would highly recommend

Crack repair plaster wall

$50

Harris Park NSW, Australia

29th Aug 2022

It’s a 20cm long crack on a plaster wall. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing job Always recommended him!!!

Plaster repair

$250

Gordon Park QLD 4031, Australia

13th Aug 2022

I am after a gyprock plasterer to repair kitchen wall, please see images. Easy access, ground level unit with parking right outside the front door - Due date: Before Thursday, 18 August 2022

Happy to recommend Dharamvir, great communication and flexible with dates and times. Will be engaging Dharamvir again for any plastering work in the future.

Plaster repair job

$200

Sunshine VIC 3020, Australia

3rd Oct 2022

Replace missing plasters and base coat sand and top coat and cornice all materials and tools will be provided - Due date: Flexible

Repair plastering around a windowsill

$750

Manly QLD, Australia

30th Sep 2022

Repair of plastering following window leak (now fixed) - Due date: Before Monday, 10 October 2022

Ceiling plaster repair/patching

$200

Berkshire Park NSW, Australia

29th Sep 2022

I recently had a ceiling fan installed, the 4 light fittings needed to be moved out further, I now need the original light fitting holes repaired and if necessary the ceiling re-painted - Due date: Flexible

Repair plaster holes

$100

Wooloowin QLD, Australia

17th Sep 2022

Plaster repair jobs. Main one is a 120x120mm hole in gyprock wall. Another one is a damaged corner join, couple of cornice repairs and a 100mm ceiling hole (where projector ceiling cable/mount was). - Due date: Flexible

Excellent craftsman- efficient and on time, pleasure to deal with.

Small plaster repair

$100

Brunswick VIC, Australia

7th Sep 2022

We have a few holes in our ceiling the electrician made putting our ceiling fans in. Holes needed repair in two rooms.

Great job, very happy 😃

Plaster repairs

$200

Northwest Inner Brisbane QLD, Australia

27th Aug 2022

One large damaged plaster approximately 500x600 On small damaged plaster approximately 200x100 - Due date: Flexible

A master of his craft and absolute top bloke Highly recommended 🤘

Cracked plaster repair

$300

Cranbourne VIC, Australia

12th Aug 2022

Needing the cracks in my plaster repaired where the sheets of plaster and cornice join - Due date: Flexible

Amazing service! Thanks Gavin