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What is the Rate of plastering the walls? Plastering Material & Labour Cost

Plastering is a thin layer of mortar (Cement & sand mixed with water, which makes plaster material) that is applied over brick or block masonry and acts as a wet-proof coat on brickwork/blockwork. 


Also read: Rate analysis for plastering work - Estimating and Costing of Material and labour

 

Plastering provides

1. It improves the appearance of the building.

2. Protect the surface from weather influences,

3. Conceal porous materials

4. Provide a suitable surface for painting.

5. Helps cover the defective workmanship in masonry

 

Also read: Plastering Mix Ratio | things you want to know about wall plastering

 

 

 

Internal Plastering Cost per square foot with material

For internal plastering, we should take a 1:5 ratio as the mix ratio and 12 to 15mm thickness.  Using our Plastering Material Calculator excel sheet we have data for a 100 sqft wall area

 

We need 2 bags of cement and 6.5cft sand for 100 sqft Internal Plastering


Internal Plastering Rate Analysis

Internal Plastering Rate Analysis


So, the cost of the internal plastering of 12mm is 396/sqm – 400/sqm

 

Also use: PLASTERING MATERIAL COST CALCULATOR 

 

 

 

External Plastering Cost per square foot with material

For External plastering, we should take a 1:6 ratio as the mix ratio and 15 to 18mm thickness.  Using our Plastering Material Calculator excel sheet we have data for a 100 sqft wall area

 

We need 1 bag of cement and 6.7 cft sand for 100 sqft External plastering

External Plastering Rate Analysis

External Plastering Rate Analysis


So, the cost of the external plastering is 346/sqm – 350/sqm

 

 

 

Ceiling Plastering Cost per square foot with material

For Ceiling plastering, we should take a 1:4 ratio as the mix ratio and 10 to 12mm thickness.  Using our Plastering Material Calculator excel sheet we have data for a 100sqft wall area

 

We need 2 bags of cement and 5.02cft sand for 100 sqft internal plastering


Ceiling Plastering Rate Analysis

Ceiling Plastering Rate Analysis



So, the cost of the Ceiling plastering of 12mm is 385/sqm – 390/sqm

 

Also use: PLASTERING MATERIAL COST CALCULATOR

 

 

 

Water Proofing Plastering Cost per square foot with material

For Water Proofing plastering, we should take a 1:3 ratio as the mix ratio and 12 to 18mm thickness.  Using our Plastering Material Calculator excel sheet we have data for a 100 sqft wall area

 

We need 2 bags of cement and 4.7 cft sand and 1 litre Dr Fixit LW+  for 100 sqft Water Proofing Plastering


Water Proofing Plastering Rate Analysis 


Water Proofing Plastering Rate Analysis


So, the cost of the Water Proofing of 12mm is 417/sqm – 420/sqm

 

 

 

 

Rough Plastering (used for wall tiles) Cost per square foot with material

For Rough plastering, we should take a 1:5 ratio as the mix ratio and 12mm thickness.  Using our Plastering Material Calculator excel sheet we have data for 100sqft wall area\

 

We need 1 bag of cement and 5.2 cft sand for 100 sqft Rough Plastering

Rough Plastering Rate Analysis 

Rough Proofing Plastering Rate Analysis


So, the cost of the Rough plastering of 12mm is 334/sqm – 340/sqm



 

 

FAQ

What is the rate of plaster? 

Type of Plastering

Rate/sqft

Minimum

Maximum

Internal Plastering

346

350

External Plastering

396

400

Ceiling Plastering

385

390

Water proof Plastering

417

420

Rough Plastering

334

340

The above rate of plastering varies from place to place and this value is made on 2022


What should be done after plaster work on the wall?

1. After completion of work it is necessary to clean the doors or frame and floor area.

2. Curing begins 24 hours after the plaster is applied.

3. Curing should begin once the plaster has sufficiently hardened and cured for at least 7 days.


What is the recommended thickness of cement plaster?

For Single coat plaster use 10 to 15mm thickness,

For undercoat for two coat plaster use 10 to 12mm thickness,

Finishing coat for two coat plaster use 3 to 8mm thickness,

Base coat for Three coat plaster use 10 to 15mm thickness

Second coat for Three coat plaster use 3 to 8mm thickness

Finishing coat for Three coat plaster use 3 to 5mm thickness 

 

What is the ratio of sand and cement in the Waterproof plastering of a bathroom?

The most commonly used and preferred mix for the Waterproof plastering of a bathroom is 1:3 ( 1 cement : 3 fine sand)

 

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