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Definition

A paste composed of sand, water, and either lime, gypsum, or cement, which forms a smooth hard surface on walls, ceilings, and other structures upon drying.

Things you need to know

Seasonal weather changes can cause plaster to freeze, thaw, and eventually crack.

Also known as

Pargeting

Cost Considerations

On average, plastering a 100-300 square foot wall costs around $583. A 300-600 sq. ft. wall runs about $914; a 600-900 sq. ft. wall is around $1,721; and a 900-1,200 sq. ft. wall costs approximately $2,043. Wall height may affect pricing, especially if extra equipment is needed.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.