Thistle Bonding 60

Thistle Bonding 60

A quick set repair and patching plaster that offers a faster way to repair walls.

Thistle Bonding 60 is ideal for quickly patching and repairing existing walls, with reduced risk of cracking and shrinkage.

It provides a consistent 60 minute set time for a professional finish. The shorter set time allows patching and repair to be completed in half the time compared to standard Thistle BondingCoat undercoat plaster. 

Thistle Bonding 60 is available in 25kg and 12.5kg bags. There is also a 10kg re-sealable tub option for less waste and easy storage, making it the ideal patching product for smaller areas of repair such as electrical and pipework chases.

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  • Working time of 45 minutes, set time of 60 minutes; ready to skim in 75 minutes
  • Available in 25kg an 12.5kg bags and 10kg re-sealable tubs
  • Suitable for use on medium to lower suction backgrounds, for extremely high suction backgrounds, suction control is needed, e.g. with Thistle Bond-it or PVA
Order CodeNominal bag weight (kg)Approx coverage (m²)Approx setting time (hours)Shelf life (months)

How does Thistle Bonding 60 differ from existing Thistle BondingCoat?

Aside from the reduced working time (45min) and setting time (60min), Thistle Bonding 60 has a different smell and feel to it compared to other Thistle products. 

The reduced performance timescales does mean some changes to established site practice – for example, Thistle Bonding 60 will set on the edges of tools if left too long before cleaning down. Also, we would strongly recommend using clean water and a clean bucket for mixing up in if you want to avoid inconsistent performance.

What are the product benefits of Thistle Bonding 60?

  • Thistle Bonding 60 cuts out the dead-time in your small patching jobs and working day
  • Excellent workability on medium and low suction backgrounds
  • Easy to mix and easy to use, with enhanced workability
  • Saves time during the day to get home quicker
  • Suitable for use on a wide range of backgrounds in various conditions

What backgrounds are in scope for Thistle Bonding 60?

We would recommend the use of Thistle Bonding 60 on medium to lower suction backgrounds, in renovation and refurbishment applications.

All backgrounds need to be clean, sound and free from dust.

No pre-treatment is needed for;

  • Medium-density blocks
  • Engineering bricks
  • Metal lathing

We would recommend pre-treatment with;

  • Dense blocks
  • Plasterboard
  • Cast-in-situ & pre-cast concrete
  • Painted/tiled surfaces
  • Ceilings

What about backgrounds not listed here?

We suggest users try a small test area before the larger job.

At the extreme high suction end of the range, suction control is needed, e.g. with Thistle Bond-it or PVA. Otherwise, crazing or shrinkage might be seen after application of the first coat. If this happens, stop and control the suction before carrying on.

When suction is high but not extreme, suction control may still be advisable sometimes, but is not usually necessary. For example a small high suction patch in an otherwise low suction wall, or a large area of high suction that must be finished in one operation. When suction is low or moderate, or if a smaller high suction area needs finishing, then pre-treatment is not needed.

What is the setting time?

Thistle Bonding 60 does what it says on the sack; set in 60 minutes. We recommend planning for a 45 minute working time, and waiting until 75 minutes before skim. Please note that like other Thistle products you will see set-time performance changes based on the suction of the background and the method of control you apply.

What is the shelf life of Thistle Bonding 60

4 months.

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