**How to Estimate the Cost of Plastering Your House**

If you are building a house and wants to know the cost of plastering your House or how much it would cost to plaster each section of your house, then this post will be very useful to you because knowing the plastering cost will help to prepare ahead for it.

As you already know, the major part of building a house is the finishing stage. The flooring, the roofing, installation of Ceilings, installation of doors and window, installation of gates and security protectors, plastering and painting.

The finishing stage of any building costs a lot especially when the standard is high. For this reason, it is very important to understand the overall cost of every stage. This includes plastering stage.

**When You Should Plaster Your House**

Plastering stage is usually done after roofing and installation of ceiling. For walls and floors that will need tiling, plastering goes first. This will help to reduce stain on floors and walls that are already tiled.

However, depending on your own circumstance, you can choose when to plaster based on preference and other considerations.

In this post we will be discussing on the 10 Easy Steps to Estimate the Cost of Plastering Your House. This step-by-step approach will help you to properly know how much it could cost you to plaster your house.

**How To Estimate The Cost Of Plastering Your House**

To know the cost of plastering your house you should follow the below steps:

**How much per area**

Plastering labor cost is mostly per area measurement of walls per square meter. However, this can vary depending on the mostly adopted method in your area. Most of the job men prefer taking plastering job as a whole contract job after proper calculations of the area of the walls involve.

However, for conventional localized areas, every 10feet by 10feet square area on the wall costs between N2000 to N5000 to plaster in terms of the labor cost per measurement. This pattern can be useful if you have all the necessary materials needed for the plastering job. It could be the cheapest approach depending on your bargaining power.

The idea of taking the job as a full contract can be very interest and sometimes cheaper depending on contractor’s bargaining power. The cost reduction comes from various discounts from the full calculations of the number of walls in the building that need the plastering and their area in meter.

**Availability of plastering sand**

Another important consideration is the plastering sand. There are special plastering sands which are completely different from the one use in making blocks and concretes. Some of the sands look like normal soft soil while some look like clay in appearance others can be in different colors/physical appearance.

Using any of these types of plastering sand will help in obtaining smooth and appealing plastered walls. Besides, they also helps in reducing the quantity of cement in the plastering operation by 50% in comparison to plastering with sharp sand use in block molding.

In calculating the Cost of Plastering Your House, there is need of making the special plastering sand available. A full truck load/tipper load of a plastering sand could be costing between N20, 000 to N40, 000 depending the type and your location.

**Cost of plastering sand**

As mentioned earlier, a full truck load/tipper load of a plastering sand could be costing between N20, 000 to N40, 000 depending the type and your location.

**Cost A Bag Of Cement**

Another important consideration is the cost of cement bags that will be used for the plastering operation. Depending on the type of plastering sand you will be using, the laborer or contractor could be in better position to give you the full list of number of cement bags you need for the plastering job.

Currently, a bag of cement cost between N4000 to N5000. So, multiply the number of cement bags given to you by this price to know the cost cements for the plastering job.

**Calculate Total Area For Exterior Walls**

Well, this approach is for those that are good in calculations. To know the Cost of Plastering Your House in terms of bargaining for the labor, you may need to do the calculations yourself and ask the labor or contractor to explain to how much they charge in plastering per 10feet square meter. Froom there you can ascertain how much the whole exterior walls could cost in terms of labor expenses.

The exterior walls are the outside walls of the building. Calculating the whole area per square may not be easy for everyone except good mathematicians that know the ways to get approximate area figure for the whole exterior walls. Once this is done, the cost of plastering the exterior walls can be figured out in terms of labor cost, plastering sand quantity, and number of cement bags required.

**Calculate Total Area For Interior Walls**

This is just the repetition of what you did when calculating for the total area of the exterior walls. However, in this case, you will be doing the calculation for the interior walls of the building. The total square meter obtained from the calculation will help you to know how much it will cost in terms of labor cost, quantity of plastering sand, and the number of cement bags it will require.

**Calculate Window Framing**

The framing of the window helps to give the building good looks as well as provides a kind of shade against rain drops penetration through the window during rainfall.

There farming comes in various designs which will determine the quantity of materials it will cost. Obtain the actual window framing design you need and discuss with the contractor or labor men the cost of farming per window inclusive of the cost of materials and exclusive of the cost of material. From there you can easily make the choice that appears affordable to you.

From the cost of framing one window, you can evaluate the cost of framing the whole windows in the building.

**Calculate Availability Of Water**

Normally, before starting a building project, it advisable to first of all dig a borehole to make it easy to access water. However, in the situation that the water is not easily accessible, you need to put the cost of providing water into the calculations.

In that case, you need to discuss with the locals providing water in the area or discuss with water supply companies within the area. In that case, you need to have a PVC water tank in your building site and know how it costs to get it filled up.

**Calculate The Cement Mixing Ratio**

The cement mixing ratio is another consideration. You need to figure it out with whosoever that will carry out the plastering job. The quality of the mixing ratio determines the quality of the plastered walls. If properly done, it will help to have plastered walls that cannot crack after a long time, plastered walls that will not be peeling off when something scratch the surface, and plastered walls that appear smooth at all time.

**Check Professional Experience of Contractor**

The easiest way to know if the contractor has what it takes to deliver the job the way you want it is by looking into his/her job plastering job experience. By this, it means, looking into the previous plastering jobs executed by the contractor.

Thereafter, you can ask yourself if the level of the previous jobs actually meet the standards of plastering job you need. If the answer is YES, then hiring the contractor for the job will be safe.

## CONCLUSION

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