USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat

An economical and supremely workable two-coat plaster with a high-production rate and superior coverage in residential and light-commercial applications.

USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat produces a monolithic base with regulated suction for constructing quality walls and ceilings in locations where the superior strength of USG Imperial® Basecoat Plaster may not be required. The basecoat mixes easily and disperses into a creamy, smooth, lump-free mix for simple, quick application.

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Data Submittal Sheet USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat Plaster Submittal Sheet (English) - P774 810 kB view
Installation Guide USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat Plaster Application Tips (English) - P846 71 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat Plaster SDS (English) - 53000010002 206 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat Plaster SDS (Spanish) - 53000010002 43 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Installation of USG Imperial® Gypsum Base Over Steel Framing and Accessories (English) - PM3 327 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Sun-Faded USG Imperial® Gypsum Base (English) - PM4 220 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Acoustical Plaster Finish Application Tips (English) - PM18 221 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Veneer Plaster Application Technique (English) - PM6 185 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Veneer Plaster Joint Reinforcement Systems (English) - PM5 242 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Comparing Regular Plaster, Veneer Plaster and Drywall Systems (English) - PM2 149 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Repair and Resurfacing Systems (English) - PM19 286 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Environmental Factors — Plaster Application (English) - PM10 251 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Recommended Installation of Bullnose Corners with Veneer Plaster Systems (English) - PM13 203 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Transporting, Handling, Storing — Plastering Materials (English) - PM11 169 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Mixing Veneer Plaster and Equipment (English) - PM9 242 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Glossary of Plastering Terms (English) - PM1 249 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Recommendations for Mixing and Applying USG Decorative Interior Finish System (English) - PM12 231 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Preventing Cracks in Veneer and Conventional Plaster Systems (English) - PM17 1079 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Job Use of Accelerator in Plaster and Setting-Type Joint Compound (English) - PM8 234 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Job Use of Retarder in Plaster (English) - PM7 159 kB view
Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — How to Use Trims and Beads Properly in Plastering (English) - PM20 313 kB view
Brochure Plaster Systems Brochure (English) - SA920 2379 kB view
Project Profile USG Diamond® Brand Veneer Plaster System Project Profile - P892 1249 kB view

features and benefits

USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat delivers an exceptional integral bond and is ideally applied to USG Imperial® Gypsum Base porous concrete block or USG™ Plaster Bonder on the following surfaces: monolithic concrete, USG Fiberock® Abuse-Resistant Interior Panels, and USG Durock® Brand Cement Board.

  • Superior workability for faster, easier application.
  • Excellent base for a variety of plaster finishes.
  • High coverage — as much as 4,000 to 5,000 sq. ft. per ton

Customer Service Center
1-800-950-3839
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT, Mon - Fri

USG4YOU Tech Support
1-800-USG4YOU (1-800-874-4968)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT, Mon - Fri

Email USG Technical Support

Design & Specification
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Frequently Asked Questions