Thistle Magnetic Plaster: An attractive solution
20 December 2016
From display areas to interactive work and learning spaces, Thistle Magnetic Plaster is helping to meet growing demand for products and solutions that give greater flexibility.
We caught up with Paul Cassidy, Senior Product Manager for Plasters and Jointing at British Gypsum, to tell us more.
Tell us about Thistle Magnetic Plaster
“Thistle Magnetic Plaster is part of our performance plasters range. It’s a finish coat plaster and is made up of properties to attract magnets, meaning it can turn any wall into an interactive space – sticking up notes, pictures and printed documents. The application of the plaster is no different to any other – in fact, it can be installed over a new or old surface, and can be decorated over without any loss of magnetic effect.”
What do people think of Thistle Magnetic Plaster?
“The plasterers we’ve spoken to have been impressed, especially as there is little difference to other plasters in terms of ease-of-use. Not only that, it’s also adding real benefits for customers. Magnetic plaster has helped to free up spaces as things can be directly attached to the wall, rather than people having to use shelving, notice boards and flip charts.”*
What projects is the plaster best suited for?
“While we’ve been out doing site visits, we’ve seen that magnetic plaster is being used to great effect in spaces ranging from offices and schools, to kitchens and children’s bedrooms! It’s also proven to be a great solution for allowing children to use their inner creativeness and learn in an interactive manner within schools and nurseries, or for office workers to organise their thoughts and host brainstorms too.”
Do you have any top tips for using Thistle Magnetic Plaster?
“Keep the thickness of the plaster above 3mm to enable attraction with magnets – the attraction of the wall can be determined by how thick the plaster is. Also, don’t work it into a polished finish to avoid the magnets slipping.”
* Testimonials from customers and people who have used the plaster can be found on the Rooms Made For You website.