Gypsum plaster

Plastering as a construction technique has been integral to building aesthetics and functionality for centuries. It provides a protective coating over walls and ceilings, enhancing the structural integrity while also offering a versatile canvas for architectural and decorative expression. Gypsum plaster is a common building material used for creating smooth, finished surfaces on interior walls and ceilings. It is made from a naturally occurring material called gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate). When mixed with water, gypsum forms a paste that hardens and sets, creating a strong and durable surface. 

Types of Gypsum Plaster

  • Gypsum Plaster Casting:  This type excels in creating intricate decorative moldings and architectural features. It sets slower than other options, allowing for more detailed work.  Cast plaster is often used for ornamental elements like cornices, coves, and medallions.
  • Gypsum Plaster as Undercoat:  This forms the initial layer applied to rough surfaces. It creates a base for a smoother finish coat.  An undercoat helps even out irregularities on the wall and provides a good key for the finish plaster to adhere to.
  • Gypsum Plaster Finish:  This is the final layer applied to create a decorative and protective surface on walls and ceilings. It comes in a variety of textures, from smooth for painting to textured finishes like knockdown or orange peel.  Finish plaster is what gives you the final aesthetic look and feel of the wall or ceiling.
  • Gypsum Plaster with One Coat: This is a time-saving option that combines the undercoat and finish coat into a single application.  One-coat plasters are generally faster to apply but might not offer the same level of flexibility or customization as a separate undercoat and finish coats.

Advantages of Gypsum Plaster

Gypsum plaster offers several advantages over other wall and ceiling finishing materials. The following are some key benefits.

Application and Construction Benefits

  • Easy to Apply: Compared to traditional plasters, gypsum plaster is generally easier to mix and apply on-site.
  • Efficient Setting Time: It sets relatively quickly compared to some plasters, allowing for faster construction progress. Workers can often apply the finish coat the same day as the undercoat.
  • Lightweight: it adds minimal weight to the building structure compared to heavier plasters like lime plaster. This can be beneficial for upper floors or lightweight framing systems.

Performance and Durability Benefits

  • Fire Resistant: Gypsum plaster has natural fire-resistant properties. When exposed to high temperatures, it releases water vapor and slows the spread of flames, contributing to fire safety.
  • Durable: When properly applied and cured, gypsum plaster creates a strong and long-lasting surface that can resist wear and tear.
  • Smooth Finish: Gypsum plaster allows for achieving a very smooth and even surface, ideal for painting or applying other decorative finishes. It provides a superior base for achieving a high-quality final aesthetic.


Our Solution: HACK AID PLAST – G: Adhesive for gypsum plaster

5 Steps to Apply Gypsum Plaster

Surface Preparation

Begin by thoroughly cleaning the application surface to remove dust, dirt, and any loose particles. Surrounding areas should be protected with drop cloths or masking tape. If you’re working with a non-absorbent surface, applying a primer or bonding agent is recommended to ensure strong adhesion.

Application of Bonding Coat of HACK AID PLAST – G

Thoroughly mix the HACK AID PLAST G powder with water, ensure there are no lumps and the mixture achieves a uniform consistency. 


Stir the content before application. It should be evenly distributed on the application surface by a good-quality paintbrush. 

Drying Time

Allow the applied HACK AID PLAST G bonding coat to dry completely. Allow it to dry for 24 hours. The drying period may vary depending on the ventilation and environmental conditions. Apply as usual after the bonding coat of HACK AID PLAST – G has dried. 


Gypsum plaster stands out for its versatility, ease of application, and performance benefits, making it an essential choice for modern construction and renovation projects. At Sunanda Global, the best waterproofing company we are committed to providing top-tier construction solutions, including a range of binding agents and waterproofing coating options,  liquid-applied waterproofing solutions, etc designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. We invite you to explore our products and discover how we can enhance your construction projects with our innovative solutions. For more information or to discuss your project needs, contact us today. Let’s build something extraordinary together.