For gypsum based products the maximum temperature in normal use is 49oC.
We recommend 2°C (5°C for Thistle DuraFinish) as the minimum working temperature in which plaster should be applied. It is important that the temperature does not drop below 0°C during application or in the setting and drying phase.
The coverage varies for different types of plaster. Bag coverage in m2 for individual products can be found in our Plaster selector guide produced in a handy reference chart format. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 02 Page 03 and Page 04 for further details.
The amount of water required differs depending on the type of plaster and ranges between 17.5 litres per 25kg bag to 11.5 litres. See the Plaster selector guide for more details.
You could consider the use of Artex Easifix Smooth-It or overboard with suitably installed Gyproc plasterboard ceiling system (such as counter battening with timber or by using GypLyner UNIVERSAL). Alternatively you could consider Thistle UniFinish subject to conditions of background. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 02 Page 07 for more details.
ThistleBond-it is usually used in plastering applications where a background requires an improved key.
The 10 litre tub will cover approximately 45m2 if used undiluted (equates to 4.5m2 per litre). 22 litres would be required to cover 100m2 if used undiluted. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 10 Section 06 Page 07 for more details.
The 11 litre tub will cover approx. 100m2 if used undiluted (equates to 9m2 per litre). Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 10 Section 06 Page 07 for more details.
Yes, however the board usually needs to be primed with ThistleBond-It.
No, we would recommend instead drylining using GypLyner UNIVERSAL. Please refer to WHITE BOOK Chapter 07 Section 04 Page 02 for more details.
Yes as long as the paint is permeable. There should be good ventilation to provide good drying conditions.
E-WM-1, E-WM-2, E-WM-18 & E-WM - 21 all deal with dense and lightweight aggregate blockwork with a 2 coat plastered lining.