Thistle Bond-It

Bonding agent for smooth and/or low suction backgrounds providing an adequate key.

Bonding agent for smooth and/or low suction backgrounds. It provides a chemical key as well as creating a mechanical key with the included aggregate particles. Applied in one coat by roller or brush onto the background, this can then be plastered over when dry. Green in colour to aid identification of treated areas. Typical coverage needed for 100m² is approx. 22 litres undiluted.

  • For use on smooth backgrounds, e.g. concrete with Thistle BondingCoat, or for re-skimming
  • No dilution - so no scope for errors, no time spent mixing, no confusion on site
  • Always used in one coat only - so no decisions to take about background porosity
  • Contains fine aggregates for better mechanical, as well as chemical adhesion
  • Green in colour - so it's easy to see where it's been applied
  • Plastered when dry - so no difficult timing to get right
  • The only product recommended for use with Thistle BondingCoat plaster
Order CodeDimensions
09944/110 litre tub

What is the coverage of ThistleBond-It

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.

Can I plaster straight onto a painted wall?

Plastering on existing painted walls is possible if the paint is in very good condition.

Can you skim an MR grade board?

Yes, however the board usually needs to be primed with Thistle Bond-it. Read the full answer

How do I dot & dab plasterboard to concrete columns and walls?

The DriLyner BASIC system is ideal for concrete surfaces that are stable and free of release agents.

For smooth concrete surfaces, use Thistle Bond-It to provide a key for the Gyproc DriWall Adhesive. Use a roller to apply it in bands where the adhesive will be applied; you will be able to see it while dot and dabbing as it’s green in colour.

The concrete background should be reasonably dry and protected from the weather. Brush it down to remove dust before applying Thistle Bond-It or adhesive.

You can use Gyproc Sealant as an alternative to drywall adhesive when working on smooth concrete backgrounds. This also helps to minimise air gaps between boards, improving acoustic and thermal performance. Apply it to the perimeter of the wall, and around any service penetrations or openings.

For more advice on dot and dabbing, see our in-depth article. You can also refer to the DriLyner section of our Site Book for specific installation guidance.

Where would you use Thistle Bond-it?

Thistle Bond-it is usually used in plastering applications where a background requires an improved key.