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Jan 26

Ornamental plastering - Brisbane

As the name suggests, ornamental plaster is used mainly to create decorative effects on the walls. For example, you can create ceiling roses, waves or words that rely on ornamental plaster.
We specialize in ornamental plastering and you can see our work on the ornamental plastering page

What is the cost of plaster, depending on the type?

Plasterers set a rate based on the area to be plastered. The cost of plastering typically ranges from $2 to $10 per square foot, so you can expect to pay between $500 and $20,000 depending on the size and complexity of the job.

Standard plastering

If you’re looking for a cost per square meter, you can expect to pay $20-$70 per square meter for hard plastering and $45-$90 per square meter for wet plastering.
The Australian Taxation Office recommends a guideline of between $8 and $16 per square meter for plasterboard installation and between $15 and $20 per square meter for plasterboard supply and installation.

 

Ornamental plasterwork

As mentioned earlier, ornamental plastering is much more delicate and complicated, also reflected in the cost, which depends on your working area.

Additional costs for plastering should be taken into account:

  • Removal of existing plaster
  • Fee for difficult accessibility
  • Price for creativity/complexity
  • Materials selected
  • Time required for the work

Repairing plaster is harder than you think

Maybe the kids tore a hole in your drywall, your decorative plaster is getting on in years – or your ceiling has water damage from a leak. Although you may be tempted to do it yourself, repairing plaster is harder than you think.
To repair a hole in the plasterboard, the opening must first be enlarged into a rectangle to insert a new piece of plaster.
This is usually done in several layers, each of which must dry before the final step of sanding to a smooth surface and then painting.
Smoothing out a hole in plasterboard or a damaged cornice takes skill, experience and the right tools, so a professional plasterer is probably the right person for the job. Most people want to know how much it will cost to repair the plaster. Other common questions on this topic include the cost of repairing a plaster ceiling and the cost of repairing a hole in a plaster wall.

Hiring a plasterer


When hiring a plasterer to do your repair work, you should take the time to make sure they are right for your job.
Some questions you should ask:

  • Are you certified or licensed?
  • Does insurance cover you to work in my home?
  • How long will it take you to complete my task?
  • Is it possible for you to provide a written estimate?
  • Do you have references I can check?
  • Can I see examples of your work?

Get a quote for wall and ceiling plaster repairs


The best way to find out the cost of your work is to get estimates from local plasterers. This can give you an idea of market prices right now.
Remember that the cheapest quote is not necessarily the best. Instead, you should pay attention to the plasterer’s skills because execution is everything.

Still got questions?
Contact us now to get a quote.
If you are on the Central Coast see our Central Coast Plastering Team
If you are on the Sunshine Coast see our Sunshine Coast Plastering team