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Old 04-15-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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I am going to attempt to plaster a room in my house and am unsure if using the same plaster for both base coat and top coat is the proper way to do this, or if there is a different composition for each coat. I am planning on using USG Diamond brand.Any advice would be appreciated.

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they are different mixtures.

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You are in over your head if you have never heard of scratch coat or brown coat.
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I guess I should have mentioned that I am plastering on new blueboard. Thanks for your input.
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My plasterers will not use Diamond base, their method of choice is Imperial Basecoat and Diamond Finish w/ a little retarder to slow it down some. The Diamond Base has proven to be fairly inconsistant setting time wise. One piece of advice from me and I am a proficient hawk and trowel taper, Veneer plaster is a PITA to learn, timing is everything with it, Build a couple of Mock walls and practice there until you think you have it down and then some more for safety, because once it goes off you re stuck there is no going back, to tear it off you replace the Blueboard too!!! On your finish, lay it on about an 1/8-3/16"smooth , once it starts to set get your pool trowel out and some water and slick it out from there. Remember you cant sand it so watch out and good luck.
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Remember to start in a corner and finish the whole wall it has a tendency to flash through paint if you stop mid panel.

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Take some before and after pictures. and post what you learned about the project.
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