Your recent searches

results found for ''

Load More

Narrow your results

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.

Product Overview

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.

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.
Gyprock® Wet Area Base Coat for moisture resistant plasterboard jointing.
Australian Made logo in black and white

Australian Made

Licensed by Australian Made Campaign Ltd
wet area icon with droplet

Moisture Resistant

Suitable for wet areas

hand application icon with tool

Easy Application

Premixed for easy application

diy range icon with house

DIY Range

Professional quality in convenient pack sizes

Technical Specifications

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)

8g/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.

Installation Instructions

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.


Gyprock makes available resources that provide comprehensive selection, design, installation and maintenance guidance. 

Gyprock professional installer setting a joint

DIY Video & Guide

Jointing Gyprock Plasterboard - watch the video or download the guide

Australian Made

Australian Made

Licensed by Australian Made Campaign Limited to use the Australian Made Logo.
Manufactured For Life red logo with the shape of Australia in the centre.

Manufactured for Life

Gyprock plasterboard products are manufactured for life with all CSR products designed to achieve optimal performance when part of a CSR integrated system.