A Guide to the Different Types of Plaster

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Here’s a quick guide to the different types of plaster you typically use for home DIY jobs. You should be able to buy each of these from your local DIY store.

Browning

Used as a base coat on walls, brickwork, block work, breeze block and plasterboard. A 25kg bag will cover approximately 3-3.5 square metres at a depth of around 12mm. Setting time is approximately 2 hours. 

Bonding

Used as a base coat on walls, brickwork, block work and breeze block. This plaster has excellent adhesive qualities and will therefore bond to most surfaces. A 25kg bag will cover approximately 2.5 square metres at a depth of around 12mm. Setting time is approximately 2 hours.

Multi-finish

Used as a top coat to give a smooth finish on Browning and Bonding base coat plaster. A 25 kg bag will cover approximately 10 square metres at a depth of around 2mm. Setting time is approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Board finish

Used as a top coat on plasterboard. A 25kg bag will cover approximately 10 square metres at a depth of around 2mm. Setting time is approximately 1-1.5 hours.

One-coat plaster

Ideal for small DIY projects. As the name suggests only one coat is required and it is suitable for most interior surfaces. It can be purchased in various sized bags from 2.5 kg to approximately 12.5 kg. Setting time is approximately 2-2.5 hours and when fully dried out gives a white smooth finish.

I hope this information helps?

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