Thoughts on Thistle plaster

Hi, I'm looking at various types of plaster. Just wondering, what is Thistle plaster and what are its pros and cons?

Asked by Julie on 6th Jul 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Thistle is the brand, the main one that is used is multi finish, all plasterers use it"
Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Thistle is made by British Gypsum they make thistle hardwall which is a background plaster can be used for float and set can be applied to brick work usually before applying a top coat or finishing plaster
Thistle bonding which is similar to hardwall but a heavier feel to it hardwall is a lighter fluffier material in my opinion you can lay it on a lot thicker before it starts to sag then you have multi finish which is used as a top coat a finishing plaster this would be used after you have plasterboarded or say you strip off wall paper from a wall and the wall is,nt great just to paint then you would use multi finish to make it ready for painting it's applied in two coats usually ends up around 6mm thick"
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"Hello I would recommend multi finish plaster need any further information please let me know"
Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Thistle plaster is the industry standard and the most widely used and trusted brand in the profession ."
Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"The bags come in different colors one product is for backing plaster straight on to brick etc then you apply the finish coat trowel up to a flat an smooth finish"
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2017 - report

Thistle gypsum is the generic plaster all plasterers in the trade tend to use it is made in Britain and they have different types of plaster for different purpose the most popular plaster they sell would be the multi finish! Multi finish allows you to plaster onto lots of different backgrounds and because it made for multi purpose backgrounds it’s auction time tends to be slightly longer thistle gypsum multi finish is one of the most popular brands of plaster which speaks for itself I think
I hope that helps
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Thistle is best brand plaster to buy , do not use make good at all .. if on boards then you thistle board finish if you can’t get that then muti finish will be fine"
Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Thistle multi finish is the best on the market and the most common. But its all down to what you want to do. Run of the mill jobs over skiming/over artex/and new work Thistle multi finish is the best."
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Thistle plaster is a top coat finishing plaster which is probably the best product on the market for many years, I don't use anything else, hope this helps."
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Thistle plaster , is generally the go to plaster , wen skimming , or bonding out , ie float and set , so , pending what your doing , it’s all good plaster"
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
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