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"Very nice and hardworking gentleman. Very happy with his work and highly recommended. Fixed my ceiling in my bathroom and kitchen."

Fix plaster on kitchen and bathroom ceiling

£80

"Great job, all perfect- good communication also!"

Fix plaster board wall

£50

"Friendly and hardworking - no problem seemed to difficult. Would highly recommend Anton and his services!"

Repair plasterboard hole and hang curtains

£40

"Great service. Would recommend "

Fix plasterboard on the wall

£120

"Rick went above and beyond fixing my wall. Have me supplies to sand it down too. Really impressed. Timely, flexible and talented. Thanks"

Plaster repair wall where paint has chipped off

£30

"Asked to fix a curtain rail that fell off. Excellent service, and has high attention to detail which is a very valued quality. Happy with the result overall. "

Fix plasterboard and fix curtain rail

£50

What's the average cost of a Plaster Repair

£60 - £161

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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

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 does a plaster repair service include?

Plaster repair services include everything needed to get your wall looking brand new again, whether it’s patching up a hole, covering a scratch, or replacing a section of the plaster. Your plaster repairer will bring their own supplies with them to complete the repair and clean up after themselves when they’re done. Here are some of the most common plaster repairs:


Hole repairs

Plasterboard and gyprock hole repairs are among the most commonly requested plaster fixes. First, your plaster repair expert will need to prepare the damaged area to be repaired. They’ll lay down a plastic sheet on the ground to protect the flooring below before inspecting the damage. If there’s any loose or crumbling plaster, they’ll use a utility knife to scrape it away. They’ll always check for any hidden cables and pipes in your wall before making any cuts if they need to. Your repair person will then use an adhesive mesh patch to cover up the wall, allowing a couple of centimetres overhang on either side. Next, they’ll apply a quick-setting filler, using a putty knife to push it through the mesh and cover up any gaps. They’ll smooth this over before leaving it to dry. Then they’ll sand the area smooth. Your repairer may repeat this process and add an extra layer of putty if needed. 


Plaster crack repairs

Small holes, dents, and cracks in plaster can be repaired using plaster filler to close up any gaps. Your repairer will wait for this to dry before applying a topcoat of compound. Once dry, they’ll blend this with the surrounding wall using sandpaper. It’ll be ready to paint around 24 hours later.


Cornice repairs

Cornice repairs can be a complex process, depending on whether you have simple, curved cornices or complex, ornate cornices. If it’s a straightforward repair to fix a crack or hole, your repair person may simply use plaster filler and smooth this into the surface using a putty knife before sanding. However, ornate cornices can require more work to ensure the shape or pattern is maintained in the repair. This will often involve using a chisel to carefully shape the repair work. Alternatively, your cornices may have just lifted away from the ceiling or wall. In that case, your repair person may be able to patch up the gap using filler.

Recent Plaster Repair tasks

Remove curtain rail, repair plaster

£75

Coalmakers Wharf, Greater London

7th Aug 2022

Take curtain rail off wall, make good. Repair a 2-inch deep hole in wall plaster. No parking (sorry) - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 22 August 2022

Repair plasterboard wall

£250

Patchway, Gloucestershire

1st Jul 2022

Damage to plaster board wall due to door handle damage. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 July 2022

Repair plaster where tiles have been removed +plaster new stud wall.

£750

Marylebone, Greater London

4th Mar 2022

Plaster pat of shower room where tiles have been removed. Same in kitchen. Mosaic wall needs plaster. Advice needed and to be plastered. New stud partition wall to be plastered. Not sure on price, but put a figure in. - Due date: Before Friday, 11 March 2022

All work done to a good standard

Fix plasterboard ceiling

£150

Clapham, Greater London

6th Dec 2021

Hole in plasterboard ceiling (put my foot through it from the attic). Needs patching up - Due date: Flexible

Remove wallpaper and repair plaster

£1,000

Tottenham, Greater London, N15

14th Oct 2021

Remove wallpaper in hallway (upstairs and downstairs) of a 3 bed terrace. When the wallpaper comes off there will be some plastering required too, possibly skim the whole area ready for painting. 5 other rooms required some plastering where the electrician has chased wiring into the wall. - Due date: Flexible

Fix plasterboard on the wall

£120

Charing Cross, Greater London

17th Jul 2021

Bashed the plasterboard wall. Make a crack rough twelve inches by ten. Need a new square of plasterboard put in and some quick drying filler over the top so it can me painted over asap.

Great service. Would recommend

Plaster repair wall where paint has chipped off

£30

Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18

25th Apr 2020

I have a wall where an object has come off and taken the paint with it! I suspect it needs plastering. I wondered if someone could come and fix this. It roughly measures 24cm x 11cm. I do not require it painting. It's in the hall way of my ground floor flat so will be able to ensure at least 2m and adhere to social distancing.

Rick went above and beyond fixing my wall. Have me supplies to sand it down too. Really impressed. Timely, flexible and talented. Thanks

Plaster repair finish

£50

Cambridge Heath, Greater London, E2

6th Aug 2022

the plaster around our windows need refinishing - Due date: Before Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Fix plaster board under part of loft stairs. Ready for painting.

£200

Knaphill, Surrey

5th Apr 2022

Fix plaster board under part of loft stairs for fire regulations. And fill gaps ready for painting. About three steps. See photo. Just underneath the stair turn. Not the rest of it. Leave no gaps. It's for fire regulations. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Repair plasterboard hole and re-attach shelves

£150

Upper Walthamstow, Greater London

14th Dec 2021

I hired a handyman to put up shelves. One of the shelves became very wobbly and on close inspection was coming away from the wall. Turns out he drilled through the plasterboard. I need the hole repaired and re-attach the shelf please. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 21st Dec 2021

Great work, will hire again. Not only fixed the shelf but reinforced it to make it more weight-bearing. Thank you, Ivanas.

Minor Wall repair plastering around newly installed light switch

£120

Harringay, Greater London

8th Nov 2021

Replaced old metal back unit and light switch. This left a hole in the wall that needs to be plastered and closed. - Due date: Flexible

Quick and efficient job.

Fix plaster wall gaps, remove tv mount and coat hanger

£40

Marylebone, Greater London

21st Sep 2021

Patches in the wall from removing frames that need to be filled and painted. Removal of a tv mount Removal of a coat hanger

Fix plaster on kitchen and bathroom ceiling

£80

Cricklewood, Greater London, NW2

29th Oct 2020

Need to fix the plaster and paint small area in kitchen and bathroom ceiling

Very nice and hardworking gentleman. Very happy with his work and highly recommended. Fixed my ceiling in my bathroom and kitchen.

Wallpaper Hallway + Small Patch Plaster Repair

£70

Furzedown, Greater London, SW17

15th Aug 2022

Wallpaper three small walls, as highlighted in yellow in pic 3, and 1x 1 meter section of ceiling in hallway. One of the walls is a diagonal over the area under the stairs. Plus, plaster a very small patch of wall in kitchen. I have the wallpaper, but all other materials will be required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Preparing a wall for painting, Fix plaster , levelling and sanding

£150

West Kensington, Greater London, W14

17th Jul 2022

We have fixed a wall with plasterboard and taped and joint. Wall needs some finishing and levelling and then sanding, in preparation for painting. - Due date: Before Friday, 22 July 2022

Rob did such a great job by sanding down and replastering our wall! He was so neat and tidy and so professional with his work. Have arranged to do some more work with him as was so pleased with his work! Highly recommend him!

Plaster Repair

£150

St Dunstan's, Kent

24th Mar 2022

Hi, I urgently need to repair a 10x8cm hole in the ceiling. There are some stains on walls too. Price open to debate. Thank you, - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 24 March 2022

Fix a leak under the show and repair plaster board

£150

Upton, Greater London

14th Dec 2021

There is a leak under the shower caused by a damaged pipe this needs replacing. The water has damaged the downstairs cieling in a small area which also needs repairing

Plaster repair cracks

£100

West Hampstead, Greater London, NW6

20th Oct 2021

I have two large cracks to plaster, one at 10x10ins and one at 7x8.5ins. I also have two smaller ones at 4.5 x 2ins and 3x 2.5ins. - Due date: Flexible

Fix plaster wall that I accidentally damaged

£50

De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

31st Aug 2021

I got a few quite deep scratches / dips on the plaster wall, and would like to have it fixed. Happy to send the photo or have a call and show it on the video.

Excellent job and excellent communication, thank you very much!

Exterior plaster repairs

£200

Oadby, Leicestershire

18th Oct 2020

Repair exterior plaster smooth and paint. Approx 5sqm area.