Before you begin a plastering project, it’s a good idea to find out how long it will take. This will help you plan the work and arrange it for the best time. To give you a general idea of how long your project will take, we’ve made a typical plastering project timeline.
How long will a plastering project take?
Research: around 1 week
Generally, projects that involve some thorough research are more successful than those that don’t. It’s a good idea to look into different types of plaster and plastering and work out which ones would be best for your project. You should also prioritise finding local plasterers and requesting quotes.
To get details of plastering pros in your area, ask friends and relatives for recommendations or use our service. Our companies tend to respond to enquiries within 48 hours of getting them.
Once you’ve got quotes from several companies, research to see if you can find any customer reviews. These will help you work out which pro to pick.
Plastering: from 1-2 days
Once you’ve picked a plasterer and they’re available, they can get started. Whether you’ve chosen skimming or dry-lining, it should take a skilled pro 1-2 days to plaster an average-sized room. If you’re getting your whole house plastered, it’s more likely to take around a week or more, depending on the size of your house.
Remember that, because plastering often requires a high level of skill, any work that you do yourself will probably take significantly longer.
Total time: 1 week +
So your plastering project will probably take a minimum of 1 week to complete, and in most cases a bit longer. To get a more accurate idea of how long your plastering project will take, ask the companies you speak to to give you a rough work schedule when they provide you with a quote.
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