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Acrylic Stud Adhesive

Gyprock Stud Adhesive

Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive is used for adhering plasterboard and fibre cement wallboard to timber and steel frames.

Acrylic Stud Adhesive provides a superior bond which is backed by Gyprock’s 25 year Manufactured For Life warranty. It is easily identified, once installed, by its distinctive blue colour.It is a low VOC acrylic compound manufactured by Gyprock in Australia to stringent product specifications and packed in blue coloured buckets and sausages.

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Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive provides excellent adhesion properties when used for timber wall studs and ceiling joists as well as metal framing members.


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Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive is fast and easy to apply by hand using a small broadknife or with a mechanical sausage gun. It will not skin in hot weather or thicken in the cold.


Installing Plasterboard with Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive

  • Apply Acrylic Stud Adhesive to frames with a broadknife, forming small 'walnuts' of adhesive.
  • Fix Gyprock plasterboard in place with nails or screws at specified fixing points and hold in place for adhesive to dry and harden.

Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive is not for use in fire rated systems or for walls where tiles will be applied. Adhesive must not be applied at fastener points.


Product availability

Weight Pack Shelf Life
5.5kg (approx. 4L) Blue pail 1 year from manufacture
900g Blue sausage  

Product Manufacture

Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive is manufactured by Gyprock in Australia to stringent product specifications.

Plasterboard Installation

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 plasterboard may be fixed to timber or metal framing and masonry materials which conform to standards specified by the appropriate government building authorities.

All timber framing shall be in accordance with AS1684 – Residential Timber Framed Construction or AS1720.1 – Timber Structures.

Metal framing shall be in accordance with AS/NZS4600 or AS3623, as applicable.

Gyprock plasterboard may be fixed direct to structural metal ceiling framing not exceeding 1.6mm thickness.

Brick or block masonry surfaces which comply with AS3700 can be sheeted with Gyprock plasterboard adhered directly to the wall with Gyprock Masonry Adhesive. Alternatively, these surfaces may have a furring system applied in accordance with AS1684, and fixed in accordance with the appropriate Gyprock system.


The fixing of Gyprock plasterboard linings is deemed to be acceptance of the substrate.

Substrate members which are to support a joint shall have a minimum flat fixing face width of 35mm for timber or 32mm for steel, to enable adequate fixing of the plasterboard. All other substrate members are not to be less than 30mm width.

All substrate members are to be straight and suitable for the application of Gyprock plasterboard. Noggings must not protrude to interfere with the linings and should preferably be set back from the line of studs.

The deviation in the alignment of the bearing surface(s) shall not exceed the tolerances given in Table 2 when measured with a straight edge over a span of 1800mm along individual members or across adjacent members.

NOTE: A minimum of 90% of all framing shall be in accordance with the appropriate tolerance specified. The remaining 10% (maximum) of framing shall be within +1mm of the allowable deviation.

Where the alignment of the fixing surface plane falls outside the appropriate tolerance, a suitable levelling system is to be used. Where the alignment of the bottom chords of roof members fall outside the appropriate specification, a metal furring channel system on sliding clip fixings can be used to enable the levelling of the ceiling support plane. Refer to the Gyprock Residential Installation Guide and Gyprock Ceiling Systems Installation Guide, available under Resources for detailed information.

Trimmers are to be provided in the part of the ceiling framing system where primary support members change direction within a room. All openings are to be framed.

Where battens are used, they are to be selected and applied in accordance with AS1684, and maximum spacings are to be in accordance with recommendations in the Gyprock Residential Installation Guide.

Gyprock plasterboard may be fixed directly over existing linings if they are firm, sound and suitably straight for the ‘Level of Finish’ chosen. The levels are defined in AS/NZS 2589.1, and are intended to provide builders, installers and homeowners with defined methods and practices necessary to meet expectations in terms of the Level of Finish.

Physical and chemical properties

Specific gravity (H20=1) 1.3 - 1.7
VOC content (as specified by GBCA) < 10 grams per Litre as VOC content per material


Calcium Carbonate

Acrylic emulsion

Material Safety


A Material Safety Data Sheet for Gyprock Acrylic Stud Adhesive is available by clicking here.

Handling and storage

For guidelines on the safe handling of Gyprock products, reference should be made to the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia (GBMA) publication “Move it the GMBA Way – A Safe Manual Handling Guide for the Plasterboard Industry – Training Guide” (Reference SS172).

This product should be stored in its factory packaging in a dry area.


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Premier Trade Centre first opened in 1975 and was then Known as Premier Plasterboard Suppliers.

Premier has serviced the Newcastle, Central Coast and Northern Sydney Regions for over 35 years.

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