ThistlePro Magnetic

How to use ThistlePro Magnetic

Applying magnetic plaster to create unique walls

ThistlePro Magnetic plaster is a unique new product designed to transform any wall into a surface which attracts magnets. Transform any wall into a surface which attracts magnets.

Apply like a standard finishing plaster to leave a background which can be used as an interactive gallery around a home or office.

  • Use to finish or refinish any wall to create a unique background
  • Offer a unique service to your customers
  • Change around pictures, children’s drawings, notice boards, art or decorations time and again
  • Ideal for kitchens, living areas, children's rooms or office spaces

Transform anywall using ThistlePro Magnetic

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - surface preparation

Surface preparation

Ensure areas are clean, dry and free from flaking material, oil and grease. For gloss surfaces lightly sand to provide a key, then using a damp sponge remove the dust and allow to dry. Apply a coat of Thistle GypPrime or Thistle Bond-it for pre-treatment where necessary.

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - plaster mixing


Add approximately 8 litres of clean water per bag to a mixing bucket and gradually add the plaster whilst mixing to a preferred consistency.

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - first application

First application

Apply the first coat at 2–3mm and flatten without removing material. Allow to firm up (approximately 40 minutes on wallboard).

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - second application

Second application

Then mix a fresh batch of magnetic plaster and apply second coat at 1–2mm thickness. Trowel up as needed and avoid over polishing using water, but keep the trowel damp.

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - timings


Times and processes are given as guidance and on-site practice may vary. Finishing times are reduced by suction and are extended by cold weather conditions.

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - coverage

Magnetic attraction

The magnetic attraction of a wall coated with ThistlePro Magnetic is determined by the thickness of the material applied and the strength of the magnets used. A minimum thickness of 3mm is required to enable magnetic attraction.

ThistlePro Magnetic Plaster - magnetic attraction


ThistlePro Magnetic plaster coverage is 5.1m2 for 3mm coverage.