Breathaplasta Universal is ideal as a healthy skim coat applied directly to conventional gypsum plasterboard without the need for a primer. Universal is a fast setting, bio-based, breathable plaster. It's easy to use and sets within an hour.

Equipment required

Breathaplasta Universal
Clean water and brush or mister
Hawk, trowel and plastering tools

Recommended plaster thickness

Approx. 4mm total thickness.

Coverage per 20kg Universal bag

Approx. 5 square metres at 4mm thickness

Setting time per coat

Approximately 45-60 minutes.

Surface preparation

No treatment or priming is required before applying plaster to conventional gypsum plasterboard (ivory coloured paper).

Specialist plasterboard requires a primer (bonding agent) to be used before plastering. Examples include: moisture resistant (green), fire resistant (pink), and acoustic (blue).

Recommended plaster application

  1. Mix Universal to approx. 10 litres of clean water per 20kg bag of dry powder used.

  2. Mix the plaster using a paddle mix for approx. 3 minutes.

  3. Base coat of Universal 2mm.

  4. Top coat of Universal 2mm. Run a clean trowel over the surface of the plaster for a smooth finish. Use a sponge float for more textured finishes.

  5. For a smooth finish, moisten the surface of the plaster with a fine mist spray bottle to help polish the surface with trowel.

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Use this calculator to work out how many bags of Universal to order for your job.

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