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Primers & Sealers

Primers and sealers play a crucial role in the plastering process by preparing surfaces for the application of plaster or similar materials

Thistle GypPrime

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.

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

Primers & Sealers

Make your plastering tasks a breeze with this handy primer from Bostik. Specially designed to…

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

PVA is a glue for binding and sealing construction materials

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.

Primers & Sealers

If you're plastering, a good grip coat is essential and you won't go far wrong using this Febond…

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.

Primers & Sealers

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

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.

Finish Plasters

Finish plasters provide the final touch to walls and ceilings, creating a smooth, seamless surface ready for decoration or painting.

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

Finish Plasters

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

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.

Finish Plasters

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

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.

Undercoat Plasters

Undercoat plasters serve as a robust foundation for finish plasters, ensuring a strong and even base on various surfaces for a flawless final layer

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

Undercoat Plasters

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

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

Undercoat Plasters

Thistle BondingCoat backing plaster is first choice for plasterers working with smooth or low…

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

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

Plasterboard

Plasterboard is a versatile and lightweight construction material, widely used to create smooth surfaces for walls and ceilings, facilitating quick and efficient installations.

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

Plasterboard

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

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

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

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.

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

Plasterboard

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

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.

Common Faults

Rendering

weber.pral M - Monocouche Render

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

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

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.

Videos

How To Plaster A Wall | Skim Coat Plastering

Videos

How To Plaster A Wall | Skim Coat Plastering

This how to video is aimed at beginners and people who are new to the trade of plastering and would like to know the basics for learning how to plaster a wall.

Tutorials

Identifying and plastering different types of backgrounds.

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Tutorials

Identifying and plastering different types of backgrounds.

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

What is lightweight backing and finishing plasters

Tutorials

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.

Prepare the background for plastering & testing the suction

Tutorials

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.

Tutorials

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

News

Introducing Thistle DuraFinish

News

Introducing Thistle DuraFinish

When it comes to creating durable and flawless walls, British Gypsum has long been recognised as a leader in the construction industry. Thistle DuraFinish Plaster stands out as a game-changer for professionals.

NVQ

Unit 641 - 3.6 State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare

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Unit 641 - 3.6 State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare

State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare

Unit 641 - 4.1 Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare.

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Unit 641 - 4.1 Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal responsibility for general workplace…

Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare.

Unit 641 - 3.5 Dispose of waste andor consumable items in accordance with legislation.

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Unit 641 - 3.5 Dispose of waste andor consumable items in accordance with legislation.

Dispose of waste andor consumable items in accordance with legislation.

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Unit 641 - 3.7 State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.

State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.

Unit 641 - 3.7 State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.

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Unit 641 - 3.8 State how and when the different types of fire extinguishers are used in accordance…

State how and when the different types of fire extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation and official guidance.

Unit 641 - 3.8 State how and when the different types of fire extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation and official guidance.

Health & Safety

Why is asbestos dangerous? Artex

Health & Safety

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

How To Mix Plaster | Learn To Mix Plaster Correctly

Health & Safety

How To Mix Plaster | Learn To Mix Plaster Correctly

If you want to learn how to mix plaster this is the plastering tutorial for you. In this plastering tutorial video i'll show you exactly how to mix plaster.

Terms & Conditions example

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Health & Safety

Terms & Conditions example

"The customer" is the party or parties named overleaf who have agreed with us to complete the works that are described. "The works" are the materials to be supplied and installed or constructed by us as descr

Health & Safety

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
About Plastering FX
About Plastering FX
Plastering FX Ltd

The best place to find plastering services & information.

Plastering Fx are a well established and experienced Plastering Company based in Romford Essex area. Our work includes major projects such as apartments, housing projects, public building developments as well as smaller prestige properties and individual commissions.

We offer a full range of quality plastering and rendering services for the interior and exterior of your property at affordable prices.

We pride ourselves on delivering a very high standard of workmanship. With many years experience we have achieved a reputation for high quality work and ensure an excellent service. We understand working in partnership with our clients is extremely important and ensure exceptional communication at all levels.