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Canberra’s Best House Plasterers


There’s no denying that plastering is a difficult job to do yourself. No matter how handy you think you are, DIY plastering is messy, complicated and less likely to result in a high-quality finish.

That’s why it’s worth leaving plastering to the professionals. A skilled plasterer knows all the tricks of the trade to get your walls smooth, straight and ready for painting.

Read on to discover what to look for in a plasterer, and where to find a good one in Canberra.

What makes a great plasterer?

The difference between excellent and shoddy plastering work may be obvious even to the untrained eye. But the reality is that it’s often more challenging for a layperson to determine which plasterer is better than another.

Based on reader feedback, here are the five questions we recommend asking before engaging a plasterer:

  • What type of plastering do you specialise in? Like other trades, plasterers may be more experienced in a particular type of plaster, or certain plastering tasks (i.e. skimming or rendering). For the best results, your plasterer should specialise in the type of plastering work you need – whether that’s repairs, renovations, removing archways, soundproofing or fixing sagging ceilings.
  • How will you prepare for the project? Ask your plasterer how they plan to prepare their work surfaces. There are many ways to prepare walls or ceilings before plastering begins, and cutting corners will affect both the end result and its longevity.
  • Tell me about your plastering experience? Plastering is as much a craft as it is a trade, and it’s a skill usually honed over many years. For this reason, the best plasterers tend to have several years of experience as opposed to just having a plasterer licence.
  • How long will the work take to complete? Plastering isn’t always a quick job, and multiple visits may be required. A skilled plasterer will be honest, transparent and work as efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to you.
  • What do other customers say about your work? Your plasterer should have a proven track record and extensive portfolio of successful projects. Don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials from previous clients, or for photos of their work.

The top plasterers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra Painting Company

Canberra Painting Company

When it comes to trust, professionalism, experience and results, readers say it’s difficult to go past Canberra Painting Company for plastering. A family business that’s been in Canberra for over 15 years, Canberra Painting Company is trusted by homeowners as well as major builders for new home builds and developments.

Canberra Painting Company’s staff are fully licenced and insured. Its teams take on plastering jobs of all sizes for existing homes, new homes, commercial premises and industrial buildings.

You won’t be left waiting either. Canberra Painting Company prides itself on a fast turn-around, offering quotes within 24 hours and a start date in as little as 7 days. And while plastering is an infamously messy job, Canberra Painting Company keeps things clean by providing full professional cleaning before every job is completed.

9/15 Darling St
Mitchell ACT 2911

Pro Plaster Works

Andrew Hayes and the team at Pro Plaster Works have serviced Canberra and surrounds since 1992. In that time, its passionate team has remained committed to honest and reliable service.

Pro Plaster Works specialises in commercial shops, office fit-outs, sagged ceilings, garage conversions, renovations, repairs, soundproofing, and more. In other words, its comprehensive plastering services tick all the boxes.

Here’s what one satisfied customer had to say on Facebook: “Hazy and the team completed the plaster work on my large home over 18 years ago. Still not a single ‘sagged’ ceiling and the walls remain crisp and clean. Thanks again for all the additions over the years.” – Chop.

The Budget Plasterers

It can be frustrating to contact a plasterer only to discover that your job is too big or small for them to complete. The good news is that this doesn’t happen when working with The Budget Plasterer, as it specialises in jobs of all sizes.

The Budget Plasterer has provided professional plastering services around Canberra for more than two decades. Its experienced team knows how to get great results without blowing the budget, and prides itself on transparency. You’ll know exactly what work will be completed, and why.

“Great work and very reliable. Rene arrived exactly when he said he would. When doing the quote he communicated exactly what he would do and what we needed to do to make his work possible (we had some electrical heaters removed which left some pretty large holes). Quality of the work is fantastic. We could not be happier.” – Edward, via Google Reviews.

Canberra Plasterers

With a consistent 5-star rating on Google, Canberra Plasterers is one of the region’s top plastering companies for a reason.

Specialising in plastering, repairs, cornice and home repairs, the team at Canberra Plasterers provides quality workmanship and professional service. Check out their work on Facebook and see for yourself what makes Canberra Plasterers such a popular choice.

Customer Carly had this to say about her experience with Canberra Plasterers’: “Absolutely cracking job done by Paul and his team! We absolutely love the plastering you did! Professional job and good bloke!”

Who did you pick?

Thanks to RiotACT readers for providing insightful feedback on the best Canberra Plasterers.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra Plasterers. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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23 Responses to Canberra’s Best House Plasterers
renopain renopain 10:52 pm 31 Oct 19

I’ve contacted 4 businesses, from amongst those mentioned above and those mentioned below, via their websites seeking quotes primarily to replace the sagging ceiling of my 1992 4BR home, plus the possibility of a few other jobs of varying sizes around the house (so a fair sized job request), and 5 days later have yet to hear back from any of them…


    Justin Justin 6:03 pm 07 Nov 19

    Please phone 0401517960. We can definitely help you

John Richmond John Richmond 3:48 am 27 Sep 19

I Recommend Justin @ Wolfe Plastering
Justin was a breath of fresh air to deal with, Outstanding skills and friendly, Justin provided a realistic price and came in under budget! couldn’t recommend enough

scott fielding scott fielding 9:44 am 17 May 19

Totally recommend Paul Phillips (0421 706 802). He did a great job plastering our garage space. Was quick to provide a competitve quote, very friendly and professional….highly recommended.

Justin Wolfe Justin Wolfe 9:24 am 17 May 19

WolfePlastering ACT 0401517960
Services Rural Act and Nsw
Hassle free, Mess Free, Quality work and friendly staff.
100% recommended

Andrew McGowan Andrew McGowan 10:44 am 14 Mar 19

We have just had a big job completed by Jason from JZ Plastering. We were super impressed from start to finish. He was on time for the quote and every meeting after that. His crew were friendly, professional and tidy – always vacuuming and mopping up after themselves. The quality of the finishes were outstanding throughout the house. Jason has great knowledge about his trade but also building in general. He is one of the best tradesmen we have worked with.

James Lawless James Lawless 11:25 am 18 May 18

I have had a few plasterers come out to my property while we renovate.
If you want someone who will do an excellent job (probably the best I have seen), who is quite cost effective and is great to deal with you cannot go past Elite Plastering. Simon is awesome. Not they do a lot of work for high end builders but worth getting if you can.

mallie17 mallie17 8:00 pm 15 Apr 18

I can also highly recommend Paul Phillips (0421 706 802). Very generous with his time and provides a very friendly service. We gave him a key to our house while we were away for a few days so he could finish the job. He managed to keep the cats inside…one of our cats is a very persistent runner! Paul is very neat, very professional, very honest, and has exquisite attention to detail. Will definitely use him again.

DavidC DavidC 11:19 pm 04 Apr 18

I can count on Paul Phillips (0421706802) to deliver quality workmanship, friendly service and provide trusted advice on our renovation project. I would highly recommend Paul for any plastering work and will use him again for our next project.

doogs doogs 8:37 am 21 Mar 18

I recommend Paul Phillips (0421 706 802). He did a great job with our plastering and cornice. He gave excellent design advice as well to help us keep the costs down. I will definitely use him for future work.

Kugie Kugie 9:37 pm 14 Jul 15

Had a wonderful experience with Jason from JZ Plastering (0438 271 508). He came to give us a quote and was honest enough to say that the patch up job was quick and easy and he could do it on the spot! He did an amazing job for a very affordable price. When I botched up the sanding afterwards, he was happy to stop by again and take a look and fix up my mess. I would highly recommend Jason and would definitely use him again!

zllauh zllauh 12:37 pm 25 Jun 15

Hello jrc,

I had good experience in the past with

They are based in Palmerston and did some residential plastering for us. Good mob and good work.

I would certainly recommend giving them a call.

My 2 cent.

zowieben zowieben 10:48 am 30 Nov 13

I tried ringing Jason from JZ Plastering about a small job. He didn’t even bother ringing back.

poetix poetix 12:00 pm 12 Aug 12

Pork Hunt said :

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You now have a lucrative career ahead of you, annoying people at scenic spots.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:52 am 12 Aug 12

The barstaff at several Queanbeyan venues helped me get totally plastered last night…

Reno5 Reno5 7:52 pm 11 Aug 12

I totally agree about Jason from JZ Plastering. He did an awesome job at our our house plastering some large holes left behind after we removed some lights and an old intercom system. He was reasonably priced, great to deal with, and his work was excellent.

Affirmative Action Man Affirmative Action Man 10:10 am 18 Feb 12

I’ve used barry ecklestone 0417456964 on several occasions for my rennovations.

Nice fellow, reliable & his prices were always reasonable

kb78 kb78 9:05 pm 17 Feb 12

Andrew? from Pro Plaster Works has done a great job for us in the past, very thorough and very reasonably priced…

Spectra Spectra 3:51 pm 17 Feb 12

I have no idea if they’re any good, but the truck I saw today from “Totally Plastered” gets my vote for the name alone.

Lyons75 Lyons75 12:28 pm 17 Feb 12

Used Jason from JZ Plastering (0438 271 508) a few weeks ago to fix some storm damage and some dents in the wall caused by the kids. Was cheap, friendly and did a first class job.

Lovely guy who turned up when he said he would, and even swept up afterwards.

We’ll be using him again!

dungfungus dungfungus 12:17 pm 17 Feb 12

John Hargreaves could perhaps help you out with your enquiry. He has been plastered a few times.

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