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Plastering Guide

Wickes has provided many different types of plastering supplies to both the DIY and trade for numerous years. Below is a guide to which product we advise you use based upon the type of material or surface within your project.

TYPES OF PLASTER
Undercoat Solid Plaster

TWO COAT
Product Description Where to Apply Thickness
Applied to
Walls
Thickness
Applied to
Ceilings
Coverage
per Bag
(at 11mm)

Thistle Bonding Coat

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An undercoat plaster used to level most common walls with smooth or low suction backgrounds. Medium to high density blocks
and bricks with raked joints. Can also be applied to metal lath and painted or tiled surfaces (with
bonding agent).
11mm 8mm 2.75m2

Thistle Hardwall

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An undercoat plaster with high impact resistance used to level most masonry backgrounds with higher suction. Common brick, aircrete and
medium density blocks
with higher suction.
11mm 8mm 3.0m2

Thistle Browning

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An undercoat plaster with a
softer surface to level most solid masonry backgrounds with an adequate rough surface
Common brick, aircrete and
medium density blocks with
higher suction.
11mm 8mm 3.5m2
Skim Finish Plaster

SKIM COAT
Product Description Where to Apply Thickness
Applied
Coverage
per Bag
(at 11mm)

Thistle Multi-Finish

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Provides a very smooth,
solid plaster skim finish ideal for decoration by paints or wallpapers.
Gives a durable finish on most common
backgrounds including undercoat plasters,
plasterboards and flat smooth concrete.
2mm 10m2

Thistle Board Finish

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Provides ideal plaster skim finish for plasterboards for a level
decorating surface.
Used as finish coat for plasterboards. Can also be used on waterproof
cement based undercoats.
2mm 10m2
Specialist Plaster Product Description Where to Apply Thickness
Applied
Coverage
per Bag
(at 11mm)

Thistle Magnetic Plaster

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Provides a plaster skim finish that provides an attraction to magnets, turning a wall into an
interactive area.
Applied to new or existing walls. It can be
decorated with standard emulsion paint, wallpaper
or combined with specialist paint finishes,
including chalkboard and whiteboard.
Min 3mm 5m2

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TYPES OF PLASTERBOARD
Product Description Edge Profile Where to use Board Thickness

Wallboard, Baseboard & Plasterboard

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  • Strong, versatile and great value
  • Ideal for plaster finish

Perfect for partitions, linings and ceilings 9.5mm
12.5mm

Vapour Panel

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  • Plasterboard laminated with metalised polyester foil
  • Creates a vapour barrier
For use wherever a vapour barrier
is required – pitched roofs, loft conversions etc.
12.5mm

Moisture Panel

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  • Designed for areas with a slightly higher than normal humidity
  • Moisture resistant qualities
  • Not adversely affected by moisture, unlike standard plasterboard
Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms 12.5mm

Fire Panel

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  • Offers enhanced fire protection
  • Can provide up to 1 hour fire resistance with a single layer per side of the partition
For encasement systems 12.5mm

Sound Panel

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  • Helps reduce the passage of sound
  • Offers an enhanced acoustic performance
  • Greater density within the board
Ideal for rooms needing sound
reduction performance
12.5mm

XPS Laminate Plus

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  • Provides an enhanced thermal performance
  • Also provides a good vapour barrier
Ideal for warm roof solutions or
conversions
27mm
55mm

Tile Panel

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  • Designed for humid areas
  • Mould and mildew resistant
  • Ideal tile backing board
Ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and wetrooms 12.5mm

Aquapanel Floor Tile Underlay

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  • Designed for humid areas
  • Minimal effect on floor height at only 6mm
Ideal for kitchens and bathroom floors 6mm

KEY

Edge Profile
Why use TE/SE

Square Edge (SE)
For Plaster skimming

Tapered Edge (TE)
For use when tape and jointing and/or plastering

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