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25kg Bags Thistle MultiFinish Plaster £2.50 A Bag Homebase Truro
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25kg Bags Thistle MultiFinish Plaster £2.50 A Bag Homebase Truro

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Posted 21st JanAvailable: South West (Cornwall)

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MultiFinish Thistle plaster reduced to £2.50 a bag from £7

Over 100 bags when I checked


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bobo5321/01/2020 14:10

Anyone experience how it can be stored for long time if not in use? Thanks



It cant.... Never use it after the use-by date. What happens, apart from moisture marbles is that the properties of material specification start to degrade. You might not notice it for 2 or 3 years but In the real world this means that adhesion fails (blows) and cracks start to appear. If you are paying for labour, the materials are such a small % of the total cost of the job its not wise the scrimp. The material degradation is not linear, in that "it goes off a cliff" after a certain time. Sure, using a bag a week after the date probably wont cause issues, but using a 6 month old bag most certainly will.

Certain tradespeople i`ve met say "they have had no problems" - well how many customers will come back in 5 years time to complain?
Edited by: "smala01" 21st Jan
bobo5321/01/2020 14:10

Anyone experience how it can be stored for long time if not in use? Thanks


This stuff and thistle board etc really must be used before the date on the side. I know it's tempting to keep but if it's out of date the setting times start to decrease. So you would have less time to put on the wall. And by asking the question I must assume you are not a plasterer. Buy when you need it.
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Anyone experience how it can be stored for long time if not in use? Thanks
bobo5321/01/2020 14:10

Anyone experience how it can be stored for long time if not in use? Thanks



It cant.... Never use it after the use-by date. What happens, apart from moisture marbles is that the properties of material specification start to degrade. You might not notice it for 2 or 3 years but In the real world this means that adhesion fails (blows) and cracks start to appear. If you are paying for labour, the materials are such a small % of the total cost of the job its not wise the scrimp. The material degradation is not linear, in that "it goes off a cliff" after a certain time. Sure, using a bag a week after the date probably wont cause issues, but using a 6 month old bag most certainly will.

Certain tradespeople i`ve met say "they have had no problems" - well how many customers will come back in 5 years time to complain?
Edited by: "smala01" 21st Jan
bobo5321/01/2020 14:10

Anyone experience how it can be stored for long time if not in use? Thanks


This stuff and thistle board etc really must be used before the date on the side. I know it's tempting to keep but if it's out of date the setting times start to decrease. So you would have less time to put on the wall. And by asking the question I must assume you are not a plasterer. Buy when you need it.
peterdarlison542321/01/2020 14:19

This stuff and thistle board etc really must be used before the date on …This stuff and thistle board etc really must be used before the date on the side. I know it's tempting to keep but if it's out of date the setting times start to decrease. So you would have less time to put on the wall. And by asking the question I must assume you are not a plasterer. Buy when you need it.


I found that out the hard way many years ago. I was mixing up a batch I bought from Focus and it went of (and hot) whilst I was mixing it. I took it back and they replaced it, my bucket and paint mixer but they thought it was too much to replace my drill!
still laughing at the Title "multi-thistle" and "artex" for good measure. It will look like artex if you manage to get it close to the walls after it's date
Edited by: "HerefordCiderApples" 21st Jan
The fresher the better.
When it's gone past its sell by date, it's nasty to use.
The plaster has little strength or adhesion.
You can't even take it to your local recycling place.
They really hate the stuff.
Welcome to 1995!
To clarify, this is Thistle MultiFinish plaster, made by British Gypsum. Not Artex, although they are owned by the same group. Not heard of Multithistle; assuming it’s a foreign thing.

Previous comments relating to long term storage are correct. Also worth noting that it should be stored in dry temperate conditions. Bagged plaster will take on moisture and is adversely affected by extreme temperatures.
v553521/01/2020 16:05

Welcome to 1995!


Perhaps relevant if it was Artex.
Put plaster in title. Perhaps.
v553521/01/2020 16:05

Welcome to 1995!


You had my mind spinning for a minute there, more like 1975
As above, ONCE tried to use a beyond date bag of plaster, mixed ok, went off, way too fast.
IF this is a day or two, passed use by date, MAY be ok, IF used immediately.
Beyond that...it's probably best as land fill..
Suggests bad stock management at store..!
I know pro plasterers can buy an additive to make plaster go off faster, but, it's controlled speed up, AND they know what they are doing!
Edited by: "renoman" 26th Jan
renoman21/01/2020 19:33

As above, ONCE tried to use a beyond date bag of plaster, mixed ok, went …As above, ONCE tried to use a beyond date bag of plaster, mixed ok, went off, way too fast.IF this is a day or two, passed use by date, MAY be ok, IF used immediately.Beyond that...it's probably best as land fill..Suggests bad stock management at store..!


In the trade, going off quick is known as it goes bang. The catalysts in the bag are more effective if past the date on the bag hence it goes off quick. I sometimes bought stuff out of date for ceilings as the plasterer can polish it off faster and takes less time as it goes bang, but the plasterer doesn't half sweat 😰😰😰😰
can use this to fill like maybe half inch deep holes and cracks? or to patch over holes for spotlights or somthing like that?
s_mZ0S21/01/2020 22:40

can use this to fill like maybe half inch deep holes and cracks? or to …can use this to fill like maybe half inch deep holes and cracks? or to patch over holes for spotlights or somthing like that?


It isn't made for half inch cracks but if you did a 50.50 mix with sand you could fill the crack then skim over with this stuff afterwards
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