Across the pond

#1
Afternoon all,

What’s the equivalent too multi or board finish, In the states? @British Gypsum
 

theclemo

Private Member
#5
No iv not used it tbh. Just know what they use.
 

Nicm

Well-Known Member
#10
What background did you use it on Nicm?
Blue plasterboard,I was working with a Galwayman in Boston.We’d fill the joints and when set one coat everything and then trowel up.I never saw a backing coat being used.Also the standard of boarding in the US was the best I’ve seen.
 
#11
Blue plasterboard,I was working with a Galwayman in Boston.We’d fill the joints and when set one coat everything and then trowel up.I never saw a backing coat being used.Also the standard of boarding in the US was the best I’ve seen.
Thanks mate.
 
#13
There are several different types of plaster available here. Diamond is popular and made by USG. It's used as a 1 coat veneer system over blueboard. If you ask USG what they recommend they won't say it's a 1 coat product but that's all I've ever seen it used for.

National Gypsum makes kal-kote products. It depends who your supplier uses since they usually only have 1 or the other. X-kal is the National Gypsum brand equivalent to diamond veneer but I don't think it finishes as well. I like their 2 coat product of kal-base and kal-smooth for smooth walls or ceilings. It's the closest I've found to real lime and gauging. Also has great results mixing kal-smooth and x-kal 50:50 over basecoat to get the set time of x-kal but the finish of lime and gauging.
 
#15
There are several different types of plaster available here. Diamond is popular and made by USG. It's used as a 1 coat veneer system over blueboard. If you ask USG what they recommend they won't say it's a 1 coat product but that's all I've ever seen it used for.

National Gypsum makes kal-kote products. It depends who your supplier uses since they usually only have 1 or the other. X-kal is the National Gypsum brand equivalent to diamond veneer but I don't think it finishes as well. I like their 2 coat product of kal-base and kal-smooth for smooth walls or ceilings. It's the closest I've found to real lime and gauging. Also has great results mixing kal-smooth and x-kal 50:50 over basecoat to get the set time of x-kal but the finish of lime and gauging.
Thanks mate!
 
#18
Going worldwide Jess!
But traffic is a killer in the morning.
 
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