As a Civil Engineer on site, you should be able to know the amount of cement require for plastering a Particular Area covered.

Knowing this will prevent you from running loss. I will explain to you how to calculate the amount of cement require for plastering

We use the following mix ratio below for plastering

Wall plastering = 1:6

Ceiling plastering = 1:4

External wall plastering = 1:4

Internal wall plastering = 1:5

Repair wall plastering = 1:3

All in {Cement : Sand}

**Plastering range i.e. thickness** = 12mm â€“ 15mm

12mm/1000 = 0.012m

Calculating bags of cement require for 100mÂ²

Volume of plastering = 100mÂ² * 0.012m

= 1.2mÂ³

Using mix ratio 1:6

Total ratio = 7

Cement ratio = 1/7

= 0.143

1.2m3 * 0.143 = 0.171mÂ³

Addition of bulk moisture 35%

0.35 * 0.171mÂ³ = 0.06mÂ³

Addition of waste 20%

0.20 * 0.171mÂ³ = 0.034mÂ³

Total = 0.171mÂ³ + 0.06mÂ³ + 0.034mÂ³

= 0.265mÂ³

1 bag of cement (density) = 1440kg/mÂ³

Weight of cement = 50kg

= 50/1440 = 0.0347mÂ³

No. of bags of cement = 0.265/0.0347

= 7.67bags

**100mÂ² area covered = 7.67 bags**

**XmÂ² area covered = 1 bag**

**1 bag of cement will cover 13.04mÂ² Area**

Now assuming 50mÂ² area is require to be plaster on site. Calculating the amount of cement to be use will be.

**13.04mÂ² area covered = 1 bags**

**50mÂ² area covered = X bag**

X = 3.83bags

3.83 bags of cement will be require to plaster 50mÂ² Area.

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