Is 2 days enough time to allow for plastering before kitchen install?

I have had my kitchen rewired my plasterer has been ill and can’t do the replastering until 2 days before the kitchen is due to be fitted. Is this enough time for the plasterer to harden enough to hang cupboards from. I am so worried.

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Hi it won't be a problem getting the kitchen fitted 2 days after plastering that's more than enough drying time it's just the painting you should not get done until the plaster has all dried out.
17th Sep 2021
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Artisan Building Contractors
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Usually it will take 4-5 days for plaster to completely dry, sometimes a whole week. It really depends on temperature of the room, the hotter the room stays the faster it will dry. So crank that heating up in your case! I hope that has helped.
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7th Oct 2021
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Joao mendonca
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No is not enough time
22nd Sep 2021
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M.w.j.bugedn builder
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Yes 2 days is fine for the plaster to harden
28th Oct 2021
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As long as the area is dry you could always hire a dehumidifier to assist with drying and a low heat in the room as you should be hanging units which are drilled into a solid backing this shouldn't be a problem
11th Nov 2021
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TPR Group, Plastering & Rendering
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No it’s not really enough time as it’s still soft
16th Nov 2021
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Plastering services wales
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The plaster needs to be fully dry ideally as if the walls are still dark brown then by putting the cupboards up will end up trapping moisture and mould will occur … the walls should be fully dry(light pink colour)…
But if you need to speed the process up get a decent humidifier in the room to draw the water out of walls quicker or possibly moderate heat but not too close to the walls as they could craze or blow
8th Mar 2022
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Yes this will be more than enough time for plaster to harden off and dry out ready for kitchen fitter.
13th Jan 2022
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Plasterer
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2 days is enough for walls to be hang cupboards from, there's no doubt, I hope you will not get mould where you hang cupboards if you don't allowed enough time to dry.
29th Oct 2022
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PL Plastering
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Yes next day is suitable
3rd Jul 2023
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2 days is not enough time. Any kitchen units fixed to the newly plastered wall will prevent the walls from drying and lead to mould.
17th Jul 2023
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I normally recommend 8 days after being done
13th Mar 2023
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sometimes 2 days is enough it depends on the ambient temperature but sometimes you have to wait even a few days
28th Apr 2023
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R hollis
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As long plaster has fully cured and set this should not be a problem plaster usually sets within a few hours after being applied depending on temp of room
17th Jun 2024
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