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Thistle MultiFinish

To provide a plaster skim finish on most common backgrounds including undercoat plasters and plasterboard.

Suitable for application by hand or mechanical plastering machines Thistle Multi Finish to finish most common backgrounds including undercoat plasters and plasterboard as well as smooth concrete. Coverage based on 2mm thickness. Supplied in full pallets only on non-returnable wooden pallets. Nominal pack weight 25kg bags. Conforms to EN 13279-1.

Designed to be the most versatile finish coat plaster 

This versatile final coat plaster provides good results on most suction backgrounds. Thistle MultiFinish is the choice for plasterers working on both undercoats and board backgrounds on the same job.  Its flexibility also makes it an ideal choice for small repair jobs and patching.


BES6001, CE marked

BES 6001 

  • Suitable for application by hand or mechanical plastering machines 
  • Setting time for Thistle MultiFinish is 90 minutes. 
  • Coverage at 2mm thickness is 10m2 per 25kg bag 
  • Skimming with Thistle MultiFinish adds additional sound insulation to many of the GypWall Classic systems up to 2dB.
Order CodeNominal bag weight (kg)Approx coverage (m²)Approx setting time (hours)Shelf life (months)


Coverage is based on 2mm thickness.

Can I apply Thistle MultiFinish to sand & cement undercoats?

The best finish to apply depends on suction level of the background material. Thistle MultiFinish or Thistle DuraFinish would both be suitable.

Thistle MultiFinish can I paint wet plaster?

Yes as long as the paint is permeable. There should be good ventilation to provide good drying conditions. Thistle plasters can be decorated with most paint finishes and wall coverings by following the manufacturers’ recommendations.

Can I plaster straight onto a painted wall?

Plastering on existing painted walls is possible if the paint is in very good condition. It may be possible to wire brush the surface using a suitable detergent and apply Thistle Bond-it prior to the application of Thistle Multi-Finish. It’s also can be quicker is you use Thistle UniFinish on this surface as there is no need for any pre-treatment. We suggest carrying out this procedure on a trial area to ascertain the suitability

Did you know? There is a gypsum finish plaster specially formulated for increased resistance to accidental damage.

Thistle DuraFinish enables significantly longer maintenance intervals and lower long-term cost

Coverage Calculator

Unsure on the amount of plaster you need for your project? Use our Plaster Coverage Calculator to estimate the surface area and number of plaster bags required for your project. In order to start you will need to know the height and width of each wall, ceiling or area you intend to cover.

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