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

Excellent job and excellent communication, thank you very much!

Fix plaster wall that I accidentally damaged

£50

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

Repair plasterboard hole and re-attach shelves

£150

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

Great service. Would recommend

Fix plasterboard on the wall

£120

Quick and efficient job.

Minor Wall repair plastering around newly installed light switch

£120

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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 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

Repair plaster in kitchen

£150

North Finchley, Greater London, N12

18th Nov 2023

Need plaster scraping away and replaced in kitchen. Wall was damaged by damp - issue resolved - but needs replastering before we can repaint. In total is approx 1m x 1m square. - Due date: Flexible

Plaster Repair (Small)

£50

Chingford Green, Greater London

5th Nov 2023

- Patch up plaster hole (per image) - Remove a plastic fixture that’s screwed to back of a door - Due date: Before Tuesday, 7 November 2023

Went above and beyond to make the day work out for us. Appreciate the attention to detail & flexibility. Highly recommend James

Tiling and plaster repair in bathroom

£300

Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

7th Oct 2023

1)complete the tiling for the 3 walls above the bath. At the moment the tiling stops half way up the wall. We will supply similar size tiles to those already used halfway. We only want the walls above the bath done. 2) reinserting plasterboard discs into the ceiling, fix plasterwork in ceiling, filling in small holes and 3) attach shower head to the newly tiled wall above the bath - Due date: Flexible

Paint over a plaster repair in my living room

£100

Upper Clapton, Greater London

26th Sep 2023

I recently repaired a crack in my ceiling and now there is an area of approx 2 x 2 m of plaster without paint in my living room. This and a few areas of dirt from the plaster coming down need retouching up with white paint, which I will provide. - Due date: Before Sunday, 1 October 2023

Very professional, great job

Plaster Repair and Radiator Re-mount

£100

Tooting Bec Common, Greater London

12th Aug 2023

3 individual odd jobs revolving around plaster repair (filling in), removing old wall plugs and reattaching a radiator mount - Due date: Flexible

Very good and efficient

Repair plasterboard issues in ceiling/wall, and rehang curtain rail

£200

Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

16th May 2023

Task#1 - Repair first floor bedroom wall plasterboard where curtain rail fitting has broken out of wall. Re-fix curtain rail fittings to wall and re-hang curtain rail. Task#2 - Repair plasterboard ceiling around one ground floor utility room and one w.c. light fitting. Task#3 - Repair/fill plasterboard gaps around six ceiling spotlight fittings in ground floor dining room ceiling No need to prime or paint walls/ceiling afterwards as I plan to do this at a later date. - Due date: Before Sunday, 28 May 2023

Very happy with David’s quality of work as he has an eye for detail. Already putting together the next list of painting/decorating jobs as want to hire him again in the future.

Repair plasterboard ceiling (E3)

£120

Frank Whipple Estate, Greater London, E14

10th Mar 2023

Hi, I need two small square holes repaired in my plasterboard ceiling the holes were made to investigate a leak which has now been resolved. The ceiling now needs to be repaired and the area where water marks are present need to be painted. Pictures are attached. Quotes should include materials. - Due date: Flexible

Plaster repair

£150

Laker's Green, Surrey

27th Feb 2023

I have damaged the plaster on our stairwell which requires repairing - Due date: Flexible

Repair plasterboard ceiling

£150

Frank Whipple Estate, Greater London, E14

8th Jan 2023

Hi, I need two small square holes repaired in my plasterboard ceiling the holes were made to investigate a leak which has now been resolved. The ceiling now needs to be repaired. Pictures are attached - Due date: Flexible

Old plaster repair, wallpaper stripping, wall fixing

£400

World's End, Greater London

17th Oct 2022

Kitchen removed from a room. Old Victorian plaster crumled and 2 walls need fixing. - Due date: Flexible

Plaster repair and finish

£50

Cambridge Heath, Greater London, E2

17th Aug 2022

the plaster around our 2 windows need refinishing - Due date: Before Wednesday, 31 August 2022

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

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

Selami was fantastic - prompt, efficient, friendly, helpful, tidy. Brought all his own equipment and suggested a way to improve on the task. Would definitely use him again

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

Mahmoud was so organised, good at his job and also very helpful. He did a great job with our task including filling, silicone and painting. Definitely recommend.

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!

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

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

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

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

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.