21 Feb How Much Will It Cost to Repair Plaster Walls?
If your plaster walls have one or more cracks (or your kids have managed to put a couple holes in them) you may be wondering how much the repair will cost. You may also be wondering if this is the type of repair job that you can handle on your own.
The first thing we’d like to point out is that plaster repair is a lot different than drywall repair. Although it’s not unusual for a novice to be able to patch drywall after chatting with an employee at their friendly neighborhood hardware store, plaster is a bit more complex.
Below are just a few things you’ll want to factor into the cost of this type of repair.
You’ll need to know what type of plater you’re dealing with
Do you know the difference between wet plaster and decorative plaster? Do you know if the plaster was applied over brick or cement, or if it was applied over drywall? The cost of the job will be largely dependent on what type of repair needs to be done. If you can’t answer that question yourself, out of the gate, this is a big sign that you’ll want to hire a pro.
How big is the repair area?
The size and scope of a repair will have a big impact on the job’s overall cost. You’ll also need to determine whether the old plaster will need to be replaced and/or if the repairman will need to do work on your ceiling. As a general rule of thumb, ceiling repairs cost more because they’re awkward to do.
Trying to hit a moving target
The best way to receive a repair cost for this type of job is to contact a local plastering company to see what they can ballpark over the phone. Again, you’ll want to keep in mind that an over-the-phone ballpark may not be consistent with the price you receive in a formal bid, because a company representative will need to see the scope of the repair before they can provide you with an accurate cost estimate.
If you have additional about how long this type of repair will take, how quickly it can be scheduled or you’d like to schedule a time for us to come to your home and provide you with a no-hassle bid for the repair work, call Premier Plastering of SW Florida today at 239-348-9299 to learn more.