DIY Wet Area Base Coat

Gyprock DIY Wet Area Base Coat is a moisture resistant compound used for the taping and second coat when jointing plasterboard and fibre cement sheets in areas subject to moisture or high humidity.

Typical Applications

DIY Wet Area Base Coat is typically used as the first and second coat in a 3 coat plasterboard or fibre cement jointing system. It is ideal for use in internal wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundries as well as alfresco areas. Only two coats are required if the joint is to be a substrate for tiles. For other applications a final coat of topping compound is required.

Category: Jointing Compounds, DIY Products
Store availability: Cabramatta, Katoomba
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DIY Wet Area Base Coat is a ready-to-use, moisture resistant drying type compound used as the first and second coat in a jointing system.

Gyprock Topping Compounds

For the perfect finish in three coat system, DIY Wet Area Base Coat can be topped with Gyprock DIY Final Finish, Gyprock DIY Multi-purpose Joint Compound or any of the Professional range of Toppings or All-purpose compounds.

Product Options

Gyprock DIY Wet Area Base Coat is available in a 3kg pail with a shelf life of 1 year from date of manufacture.

For product availability and to place an order, contact your nearest supplier.

Physical & Chemical Properties

Specific gravity (H20=1) 1.4 – 1-8
VOC content (as specified by GBCA) 35g/L as VOC content per material

Product Manufacture

Gyprock DIY Wet Area Base Coat is manufactured by CSR Gyprock in Australia to stringent product specifications.

Product Handling

Transportation and manual handling: Refer to the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australia (GBMA) website for recommended OH&S practices.

Storage: Store buckets of compound in a dry environment out of direct sunlight. Remove lid and stir prior to use. Unused product should be stored by resealing the original bucket. Remix prior to use. Discard if drying has commenced.

Health and Safety

Safety Data Sheets are important documents in the construction industry and assist in the continuing focus on occupational health and safety on and off sites.

Installing to Standards

AS/NZS2589: Gypsum linings – Application and Finishing outlines the procedures for jointing and finishing of Gyprock plasterboard in conjunction with additional details contained in Gyprock Technical Literature.


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