Plastering is estimated by the square yard. In estimating the number of square yards, deduct ˝ the area of openings. The extra labor involved in working around grounds is thus allowed for. Strips of plastering less than 1 foot wide are estimated as a foot in width. Closet areas are increased by ˝ to make allowance for the extra labor involved in working small surfaces. Special plastering of cornice, etc., will be charged extra:

Lathing is usually a part of the plasterer's contract, tho done by a different set of workmen. The unit is either the square yard or the 1000 laths.

Analysis Of Cost Factors For Lathing A Square (100 Sq. Ft.)

Lath, 1500 @..............."..................................

Nails, 10 lbs. 3d fine @........................................

Lather, 8 hrs. @..............................................

Total.....................................................$

Analysis Of Cost Factors Per Square For 2-Coat Lime Plaster

Lime, 10 bu. @...............................................

Hair, 6 lbs. @................................................

Sand, 1 yd. @................................................

2 plasterers, 12 hrs. each @.....................................

1 helper, 12 hrs. @............................................

Total.....................................................$

Analysis Of Cost Factors Per Square For 3-Coat Lime Plaster

Lime, 13 bu. @...............................................

Hair, 8 lbs. @................................................

Sand, 1˝yds. @..............................................

Plaster of Paris, 1 bbl. @.......................................

2 plasterers, 16 hrs. each @.....................................

1 helper, 16 hrs................................................

Total.....................................................$