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Finish Plasters

Finish Plasters

ThistlePro FastSet Finish gives a faster set time straight out of the bag without the need of additives.

ThistlePro FastSet Finish is the guaranteed way to get the job done faster. It's a quick setting gypsum finish plaster that provides a smooth high quality surface finish.

ThistlePro FastSet Finish gives a faster set time straight out of the bag without the need of additives.

Finish Plasters

Thistle MultiFinish give an excellent finish, whatever the background. Th...

Thistle MultiFinish is the plasterers first choice for finishing most backgrounds. Quick and easy to apply, it has excellent workability and a reliable setting time.

Thistle MultiFinish give an excellent finish, whatever the background. The UKs most popular plaster.

Plaster Primers & Sealers

Plaster Primers & Sealers

Thistle GypPrime

This special primer modifies surfaces to help retain water and prevent adhesion failures when plastering onto very dry or high suction backgrounds.

Thistle GypPrime

Plaster Primers & Sealers

Make your plastering tasks a breeze with this handy primer from Bostik. S...

The primer is a useful shade of green, so you can see where you've already applied it. What's more, it contains 20% recycled materials – perfect for boosting your eco-credentials. It's versatile enough to use o

Make your plastering tasks a breeze with this handy primer from Bostik. Specially designed to stabilise surfaces prior to applying new plaster

Plaster Primers & Sealers

Thistle Bond-it gives you better plaster adhesion on smooth and low sucti...

Simply apply it by roller straight from the tub for a strong chemical key. It also includes aggregate particles for better mechanical bonding.

Thistle Bond-it gives you better plaster adhesion on smooth and low suction backgrounds.

Plaster Primers & Sealers

If you're plastering, a good grip coat is essential and you won't go far ...

If you're plastering, a good grip coat is essential and you won't go far wrong using this Febond blue grit plaster bonding agent. The fine aggregate means this high-performance primer gives an improved key when

If you're plastering, a good grip coat is essential and you won't go far wrong using this Febond blue grit plaster bonding agent.

Plaster Primers & Sealers

PVA is a glue for binding and sealing construction materials

You can use the glue to prime rough-textured surfaces before plastering or painting, or as a general dust sealant on flaking paintwork and walls.

PVA is a glue for binding and sealing construction materials

Undercoat Plasters

Undercoat Plasters

Thistle Bonding 60 lets you patch and repair walls quickly, with no cracking or shrinkage.

The plaster has a 45 minute working time, a 60 minute set, and is ready to skim in just 75 minutes. This makes it ideal when you need to carry out everyday repairs quickly and easily, or when making walls good

Thistle Bonding 60 lets you patch and repair walls quickly, with no cracking or shrinkage.

Undercoat Plasters

Thistle HardWall backing plaster is first choice for plasterers working w...

You can apply it by hand or by spray machine for extra speed and convenience. Thistle HardWall is ideal for most medium to high suction backgrounds, including masonry such as bricks and aircrete block

Thistle HardWall backing plaster is first choice for plasterers working with medium to high suction backgrounds.

Undercoat Plasters

Thistle BondingCoat backing plaster is first choice for plasterers workin...

Its easy to spread and finish thanks to its fine mix and good workability, making it the ideal undercoat on new walls, or for making good old walls before skimming with British Gypsum finishing plaster.

Thistle BondingCoat backing plaster is first choice for plasterers working with smooth or low suction backgrounds.

Common faults in plastering

Common faults in plastering

Shudders in the plasterwork

Shudders in the plasterwork

Plasterboard

Plasterboard

Why are there so many different types of plasterboard? Roger explains.

Gypsum Plasterboard consists of a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two layers of stout, specially processed paper. Gypsum Plasterboard was first manufactured in the UK over 90 years ago.

Why are there so many different types of plasterboard? Roger explains.

Plasterboard

Gyproc Moisture Resistant Plasterboard protect bathrooms and kitchens fro...

High moisture levels can lead to mould and staining, and could even cause structural damage. This moisture resistant board stops humidity getting in to ward off mould and help protect the structure of the build

Gyproc Moisture Resistant Plasterboard protect bathrooms and kitchens from damage caused by high humidity.

Plasterboard

Gyproc FireLine is a fire resistant plasterboard that withstands fire for...

The board's excellent fire resistance rating makes it ideal for lining walls and ceilings in commercial spaces like offices and shopping centres, as well as in low rise housing and new build garages.

Gyproc FireLine is a fire resistant plasterboard that withstands fire for longer to allow for safe evacuation

External Rendering

External Rendering

Cement

Cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens and can bind other materials together. The word "cement" traces to the Romans, who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry resembling modern con

Cement

External Rendering

What are rendering additives and why to use them.

Additives are liquid or powder ingredients normally used in render mixes that are cement based and should be measured carefully using the manufacturers instructions. There are different types of additives that

What are rendering additives and why to use them.

External Rendering

weber.pral M - Monocouche Render

weberpral M is available in a range of 24 monocouche colours — from our ever-popular colours such as Chalk, Silver Pearl, Ivory and Cream, to our more colourful choices such as Azure Blue, Earth Red, Sage Green

weber.pral M - Monocouche Render

Textbook Plastering

Textbook Plastering

What is lightweight backing and finishing plasters

Gypsum pre-mixed plasters have many advantages over traditional plastering materials because they have been designed and manufactured with a specific application in mind.

What is lightweight backing and finishing plasters

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Textbook Plastering

Identifying and plastering different types of backgrounds.

There are many different types of backgrounds that you might need to plaster and their requirements.

Identifying and plastering different types of backgrounds.

Textbook Plastering

Prepare the background for plastering & testing the suction

Building methods and materials are always evolving, with many changes to the way we work and our practices.

Prepare the background for plastering & testing the suction

Textbook Plastering

What is cement based plaster mixes

Cement was introduced into the industry just after the end of the Second World War. Made of 75% limestone and 25% clay.

What is cement based plaster mixes

Tutorials

Tutorials

Cancer and construction: Silica

Silica is a natural substance found in varying amounts in most rocks, sand and clay. For example, sandstone contains more than 70% silica, whereas granite might contain 15-30%. Silica is also a major constituen

Cancer and construction: Silica

Tutorials

Why is asbestos dangerous? Artex

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material which was regularly used in buildings from the 1950s until the late 1990s. It is still found today in many buildings, including homes, schools and hospitals. I

Why is asbestos dangerous? Artex
 
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