Originally Posted by JDB
O.k. - so it's basically material and not labor then! Thanks so much, I appreciate the response.
This is a plaster ceiling. Maybe mesh isn't the right word -- there's some kind of wire structure between the wood laths and the ceiling. I've been cutting away with abandon. I gather that if it get's replaced with drywall then there's no need for wiring?
Thanks again for your response!
No, the material cost (mesh & plaster) is minimal compared to the overall price. The bulk of the cost is labor. It will require the entire ceiling to be repainted because they will not be able to match the color/texture of the existing finish.
Correct; there will be no need for mesh if it gets replaced with dryall.
I would want to know if there is any asbestos in the existing ceiling.