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Below you’ll find all of the information needed to complete wall lining, partition, floor and ceiling systems, no matter the size and complexity of the project specification.
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What is the crystalline silica content of Gypsum plasters?

The natural Gypsum that makes up our Thistle plaster range varies slightly in composition from site to site due to natural impurities in the surrounding rock, one of these impurities is quartz, a form of crystalline silica.

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What is the coverage of Thistle GypPrime?

Thistle GypPrime can be diluted, normally a ratio of 1:5 parts water provides adequate suction control, or it can also be used neat if necessary to control extremely severe suction. One tub covers up to 600 sqm (diluted 1:5) or 100 sqm undiluted.

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How do I deal with high suction backgrounds?

Management of high suction backgrounds would be dependent on the substrate and the material being used.

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How much Gyproc DriWall Adhesive will I need?

A 25kg bag of Gyproc DriWall Adhesive is suitable for two 1200x2400mm plasterboards under normal use, however more adhesive will be required if the background is not plumb or straight.

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Can I plaster straight onto a painted wall?

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

In terms of adhesion and cleanliness, and with the application of Thistle Bond-it prior to plastering. We suggest carrying out this procedure on a trial area to determine the suitability (adhesion).

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Which Robust Detail can I use for plaster?

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.

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What thicknesses are plasters applied?

Undercoat plasters are usually applied at 11mm and most finish coat plasters are applied at 2mm. Recommendations for the application thickness of Thistle plaster products can be found in our selector guides: ThistlePro Selector Guide, Thistle Essential Selector Guide. The charts also include coverage, setting times, and other application information.

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Can you tile directly on Thistle BondingCoat?

No, tiles should not be applied directly to Thistle undercoats, with the exception of Thistle DriCoat

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