The price for filling a ceiling

Filling on a ceiling is usually cheaper on the square meter than on wall and floor surfaces. Any softening of standard height and texture, however, leads to high mark-ups. Also important are ancillary and transport costs and short time windows that arise for auxiliary equipment such as scaffolding and ladders.

Two-thirds of the labor costs and one third of the additional costs

Unlike painting, the filling of a ceiling can not be done with extensions and telescopic poles. Standard heights reach the artisans with routinely carried Tritterhöhungen. For ceilings with heights over 2.50 meters usually roll scaffolding or working dunes are required. Depending on the craft business, stand rental fees, increased travel costs and transport rates can be charged.

Apart from the height, the condition of the ceiling is the decisive price criterion. For standard ceilings made of concrete, the filling of the joints is usually billed in running meters. For suspended and clad ceilings, the price depends heavily on the material. The grouting of plasterboard is a cheap routine work. When a visible wooden ceiling needs to be filled, prices quickly reach the level of art stuccoers.

Quality levels and orientation prices

Even if every painter's shop designs its own price lists, common guidelines can be helpful in the rough pre-calculation. The putty work is classified in the industry in four quality levels (Q 1-4).

  • Q 1

Technically oriented Grundspachtelung without decor claim, for example under later applied ceiling panels

  • Q 2

For scooping and preparing blankets, which are provided with woodchip, rough plaster or coarse dispersion paints

  • Q 3

Smooth fillings for open ceiling surfaces with subsequent whitening or the application of fine wallpaper

  • Q 4

Smooth fillings that serve as a finish or are covered with high quality and delicate textile wallpaper

In general, price differences per calculation unit of about thirty percent can be assumed. One square meter in Q 4 costs twice as much as filling in Q 1.

Typical filler prices are:

  • Standard height Q 1 per square meter: 10 euros
  • Altbauhöhe (3.50 m) Q1 per square meter: 15 euros
  • Joint fillings per meter: eight euros
  • Can be applied upholstery per square meter: 15 euros
  • Stucco and stucco fillets included in the meter price: from 25 euros

Tips & Tricks

Please note that protective measures for the floor are always required when working on the ceiling. The covering is calculated by most craft enterprises with three to five euros per square meter.

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