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    How long does it take for plaster to dry?

    Plasterers

    On average, how long should I wait before I can be confident that plaster has dried? Is there a way to actually check to make certain that it’s dry?

    Asked by Beverley on 21st Oct 2021
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    Mackenzie Plastering

    "In a heated home, 3 to 4 days, but you will know as the Plaster when dry will be Pink in colour all over."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    C.D.S Building & Plastering

    "Depends on the background, usually a few days but it will turn from a dark colour to light pink when its dry."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Plastering perfections

    "Hi. When the plaster is pink which is the colour before we put water with it πŸ‘πŸ˜Š"

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    Las home improvements

    "It depends on the background of the plastered wall, weather, humidity & airflow."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Premier property maintenance

    "Depends on how thick, if it's just a skim 2-3 days. Temperature plays a part too."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    SJH Plastering Cont.& Property Maint. Services

    "21-10 Drying time depends on thickness of the plaster applied. 2 coat plaster to brickwork/blockwork will take longer than a skimcoat to sealed wall or plasterboard. Best wait until the whole area has dried to a pale consistent colour before applying any paint undercoat, regards, SJH Plastering Cont. & Property Maint. Services."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Wards

    "2 days to be paintable. You will see the coulor change to pink. Can speed up drying out with a heater but be careful it might crack."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Lewis & Price

    "It takes around 2 to 3 days with consistent air flow to the room."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Smcnutt plastering

    "If its only skimming it takes about 2days but if it has been bonded it will take longer."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Jc plastering and building

    "It should all go a light brown colour
    Leave windows open to dry naturally don't force dry with heating"

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    MS MultiSkills

    "It depends on the thickness, weather conditions, type of background, and primer, but as a general rule can be anywhere between 5-10 days. It is best to wait until it is all one colour hope this helps."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    VOYTEC

    "The plaster should dry within a week. When the plaster has a uniformed pale pink complexion then you can firmly say it's dried."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    W.parham plastering

    "When plaster dries it goes a light pink colour. Roughly takes about a week all depends on the temperature and what the surface was before being plastered."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    NS Property Maintenance

    "Depends on the humidity levels. When the plaster is a uniform light pink colour. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Prestigio developments

    "It all depends on weather conditions if you're plastering on to bonding, old plastering, or fresh boards.
    Make sure you PVA all areas before plastering.

    It can take up to 2 to 3 hours till you can trowel it off.

    Lay your plaster on first so its all level when it feels like a bit like blue tak trowel it of then polish."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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