Thistle Browning

Thistle Browning

Undercoat plaster for most solid masonry backgrounds with adequate key.

Used on solid backgrounds with high suction and an adequate mechanical key. 

Suitable for application by hand only. 

BES 6001

With effect from 1st January 2018, Thistle Browning will no longer be available. 

As an alternative, we recommend the use of Thistle HardWall for two-coat plastering or Thistle ToughCoat, which is as easy to use as Thistle Browning but with greater strength and durability.

  • Conforms to EN 13279-1.
  • Supplied in full pallets only, on non-returnable wooden pallets
  • This product is certified to BES 6001 achieving a rating of 'Excellent'
Order CodeNominal bag weight (kg)Approx coverage (m²)Approx setting time (hours)Shelf life (months)


* Coverage is based on 11mm undercoat thickness.

What is the minimum temperature that Thistle plaster can be used at?

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.

What thicknesses are plasters applied?

Undercoat plasters are usually 11mm and most finish coat plasters are 2mm thick.