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Skim-coat plaster price

dfvellone | Posted in General Questions on

Not a green building question, but I’m wondering if any of you builders in the northeast have any inkling of what skim-coat plastering goes for per square foot. I’m referring to the two-coat skim alone and not the blueboard installation.

Thanks, Daniel

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  1. gusfhb | | #1

    It depends on where you are. For me there are a bunch of plasterers local and it is competitive with drywall.

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    Michael Maines | | #2

    It varies a lot, from parity with drywall in Boston and Cape Code to roughly twice the price of drywall here in coastal Maine. The labor required is similar but there are far more drywallers than plasterers so it's a supply and demand equation.

  3. Roadhouse | | #3

    Just got my living room skim-coated, and the cost really depends on your area and wall conditions. I paid roughly $2.50 per square foot. Keep in mind, prices can vary significantly based on the room size, wall prep needed, and regional labor rates. Definitely worth getting a few quotes by!

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