Cost to repair plaster
We have slick wall/plaster and lathe, and are about to commence the demolition portion of a kitchen remodel. The footprint will remain the same, but we anticipate damage to the plaster when removing the old soffit, cabinets and countertops. My husband did drywall every summer in his teens (summer job) so I have him almost convinced he can patch anything that will be covered by a cabinet. He refuses to handle anything visible to the eye because he is intimidated by the slick wall. [Perfectionist doesn't even begin to describe...] How much should I expect to pay to patch/repair, finish the holes for can lights, etc.? Is there a ROUGH hourly/day rate I can look for? I'm not asking for a hard number, as I don't have measurements, number of lights, etc. Would like to know what anyone else paid out there, if willing to disclose. I want to be sure we don't get hosed.