USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster

Provides smooth, spreading finishes for interior walls and ceilings.

Three formulations — accommodating sanded basecoats and lightweight aggregated basecoats — produce tough, abrasion resistant surfaces.

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1-800-950-3839
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Data Submittal Sheet USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster Submittal Sheet (English) - P786 141 kB view
Installation Guide USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster Installation Guide (English) - P842 53 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Red Top® Brand Plaster Quick Set SDS (English) - 53000010009 45 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster - Perlite Aggregate SDS (English) - 53000010008 56 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Red Top® Brand Plaster Quick Set SDS (Spanish) - 53000010009 44 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster - Perlite Aggregate SDS (Spanish) - 53000010008 38 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 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 — 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 — 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

features and benefits

USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster is a white to gray, plaster (depending on the gypsum rock source) and is available in Quick Set and Slow Set (unaggregated for use over sanded basecoats) and Aggregated (aggregated with mill-mixed fine aggregates for use over lightweight basecoats). Ideal for interior walls and ceilings, USG Red Top® Brand Gauging Plaster:

  • Provides smooth-trowel or sand-float lime putty finishes
  • Produces hard, crack- and abrasion-resistant surfaces — the ideal application over gypsum basecoats
  • Mixes smoothly and easily with lime
  • Offers a quick-set formulation that sets in 30-40 minutes,  a slow set formulation that sets in 50 to 75 minutes and aggregated formulation that sets in 50 to 75 minutes

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