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You may have wondered how much plaster is in a bag of cement. In this article, you will learn how to determine how much cement you will need for plastering. In addition, you will learn how to calculate the ratio of cement to sand. Lastly, you will discover how much cement costs for a parlor/living room.

You may also be interested in other factors that can influence how much cement you buy. Listed below are some tips to help you decide how much you need.

## Calculating quantity of cement required for plastering

The most accurate method of calculating the required quantity of cement for plastering is the Dry Loose Bulk Density method. This method does not consider sand bulkage, and water is added to the plaster mixture at 20% of the dry weight to achieve the desired workability. This calculation will result in a quantity of cement and sand equivalent to 56/0.153 x 0.12 cubic metres, or 44 litres of water. The final quantity will be slightly higher than the arrived quantities.</