Gyprock Easy-Base™ is a specially formulated pre-mixed taping compound developed for sites where water access is restricted, and for use in very hot and dry conditions.

Typical Applications

Gyprock Easy-Base™ is typically used for the first and second coat in a three coat jointing system in residential and commercial walls and ceilings. These coats are used to bed in the jointing tape before applying a topping coat. Easy Base is designed for application with hand tools, mud boxes, automatic tapers and other machine tools.

Category: Base Coats
Range: Base Coats
Store availability: Cabramatta, Katoomba
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Easy-Base™ is a drying type jointing compound used for the first and second coat in a three coat jointing system. Available as a convenient premixed compound it is ideal for sites with limited water access while its drying time makes it suitable for use in hot conditions where other compounds might dry before setting. Joints may be finished with any Gyprock topping or all-purpose compound and sanded smooth prior to decoration.

Meet the Gyprock Base Coats range

Gyprock base coats offer superior adhesion and are the foundation for a perfect finish. Available in a variety of drying times and a choice of pre-mixed or unmixed, there’s a base coat to suit all jointing jobs.

Product Options

Gyprock Easy Base is available in a 17kg pail with a coverage of 24kg/100m2.

It has 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) 1.45
VOC content (as specified by GBCA) 8g/L as VOC content per material (independently tested by CETEC Pty Ltd)

Product Manufacture

Gyprock Easy Base 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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