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How long does HardWall take to dry?

Last Updated: 2nd July, 2021

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Allow The Bond Coat To Dry
Allow Bond Coat to dry for 45-90 minutes depending on the thickness and environment that it's drying in. When its no longer wet to the touch you are ready for the finish coat of plaster.

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Simply so, how thick should HardWall plaster be?

Your basecoat plaster should be around 1.5 – 2mm thick, while the finish coat should have a 2 – 3mm thickness.

Beside above, what's the difference between HardWall and bonding? bonding is a undercoat plaster for low suction background like concrete. hardwall has high impact resistance and is quicker drying. browning is a undercoat plaster for moderate backrounds with adequate mecanical key.

Keeping this in consideration, how much water does a HardWall need?

I have been mixing hardwall in a jumbo bucket, so that I can mix one whole bag at a time with electric whisk. The manufacturers state 15 litres of water to a bag.

What is HardWall used for?

Thistle Hardwall is a gypsum undercoat plaster for use on most masonry. With a final coat of Thistle Multi-Finish, it provides a smooth, inert, high quality surface to internal walls.

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