USG Diamond® Veneer Finish

A veneer finish designed to give economical walls and ceilings a strong, hard surface that resists abrasion and surface cracking.

USG Diamond® Veneer Finish is perfect for light commercial and residential construction in single-family homes, high-rise buildings and garden apartments. USG Diamond® Veneer Finish dries in as little as 24 hours and finishes smooth, but can be job-aggregated with clean silica sand to create a textured finish.

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Data Submittal Sheet USG Diamond® Veneer Finish - Sanded Submittal Sheet (English) - P862 189 kB view
Data Submittal Sheet USG Diamond® Interior Finish Plaster Submittal Sheet (English) - P777 207 kB view
Installation Guide USG Diamond® and USG Imperial® Finish Plasters Application Tips (English) - P838 78 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Diamond® Veneer Finish Plaster SDS (English) - 53000010003 177 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Diamond® Veneer Finish Plaster SDS (Spanish) - 53000010003 48 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 — Preparation for Painting (English) - PM15 178 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 Technical Article — Designing for Abuse-Resistance (English) - FF953A 58 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 — Application Directions for USG Diamond® Veneer Finish in Electric Cable Heat Systems (English) - PM16 198 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 Finish is formulated for hand application over USG Imperial® Gypsum Base or as a finish of a two-coat system over a sanded gypsum basecoat, USG Imperial® Basecoat Plaster or USG Diamond® Veneer Basecoat Plaster.

  • Harder than regular gauging and lime putty finish
  • Finish coat for one- and two-coat veneer plaster systems
  • Fast-applying — permits next day decorating
  • Excellent coverage — as much as 6,000 sq. ft. per ton
  • Choice of smooth-trowel and textured finishes
  • Job-sanded for use as radiant heat plaster

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
Assistance
Find your local architectural representative

Frequently Asked Questions