DAP 1 Gallon High Performance Joint Compound Gallon, Goes on Pink, Dries White-7079810225 - The Home Depot
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Model # 7079810225

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1 Gallon High Performance Joint Compound Gallon, Goes on Pink, Dries White

DAP 1 Gallon High Performance Joint Compound Gallon, Goes on Pink, Dries White

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$14.48 / each


Model # 7079810225

Internet # 100634317

Store SKU # 106514

Use the DAP 11.7 lb. Joint Treatment Setting-Type Joint Compound to finish gypsum panel joints. Featuring a unique, color-change formula, this compound goes on pink and dries white to indicate when it is ready for finishing or additional coats.

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  • De-aired formula eliminates the formation of pinhole bubbles for an ultra smooth finish
  • Convenient 60 minute set time
  • Goes on pink and dries white
  • Covers approximately 45 sq. ft
  • Non-tinted
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations

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Container Size 
1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
Application Method 
Apply with putty knife 
Base 1 
Soap & Water 
Color Family 
Reds / Pinks 
Dry to touch (min.) 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type 
Paint & Primer in One 
Paint Product Type 
Interior Paint/Stain 
Paint Type 
Primer required 
Product category 
Ceiling paint 
Spatter resistant 
Time before recoating (hours) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I expected We used this product to repair as well as tape and float sheet rock after removing wall paper. We bought it because it was premixed, to save time. It is very thick much thicker than “mix your own” joint compound I have mixed in the past. It also dried slower, it does change colors as it dries but it takes a while to completely dry. I think it is good for small patches and repairs but next time I will mix my own to do major floating and cover ripped paper. April 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well ... depending on your application needs the consistency is more play doughy than regular joint compound. Not as 'pasty' (spackle-like) as a regular standard grade like SHEETROCK Brand Model # 380270. I find Sheetrock 380270 easier to apply than this DAP stuff and SHEETROCK # 380270 is great for corner joints (I use it with Strait-Flex Perfect-90 Inside Corner Trim Paper - an EXCELLENT product). The DAP stuff takes forever to apply to a tight corner as well as along the corner paper when the corner is too tight to fit even a 3" putty knife . Personally, I 'm staying with the SHEETROCK Brand Model # 380270 joint compound. January 31, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not reccomended Strange consistency, almost jello/pudding like. Cannot add water to loosen consistancy, causes it to break up. Maybe good for small patches, but the tubs that cost half what this does work better. February 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wouldn't buy again I bought this because I was too lazy to walk to the other side of Home Depot to buy the regular joint compound. Used this on a bathroom renovation. Every time the dry compound gets wet, it turns pink again. Therefore, when I wet wiped my new tile grout where tile meets drywall, the grout turned pink. Had a small lump of this DW mud on my tile float - left pink streaks everywhere. More trouble than it's worth. June 24, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Awful experience with this product Used this to tape, seal a wallboard joint in a bathroom remodel. On an 8-foot wall, it caused 12 bubbles in the paper tape that necessitated removal with a sharp craft knife and re-filling of the divots. This resulted in considerable aggravation, lost time, far more sanding, delays in painting. Would not buy this again. Stick with powdered mixes or, for a pre-mix, the regular DAP Wallboard Joint Compound (no pink DryDex) with which I have had far better results on the same project. As others have noted, it is difficult if impossible to thin. July 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Impossible to properly thin down This stuff has a jello like consistency. If you are planning to use it for something where you need it thinned down at all, try something else. It was worthless for that. Gave up, scraped it all off, and went to a different store to get some of the regular joint compound (same brand, but without the pink stuff). May 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Too hard to sand It was a great idea for the clor change from wet to dry, but I found it to be very difficult to sand. Could not sand it with the pole sander-I had to use an electric sander to get it smooth. February 7, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Good for one-time use Only buy what you need. I bought the gallon size to use for multiple projects over the course of several months. Worked well the first time, but you need to clean the edge of the bucket and lid after every use to get the best seal. It says its "De-aired formula eliminates pinholes for an ultra smooth finish," maybe for the first use. If it sits for a week or two the coloring agent begins to separate and you will have a puddle of red liquid sitting on top of the compound that you will need to mix up, thus creating air pockets in the mix. This compound also has a tendancy to shrink and crack on large applications. If you use this for new drywall where you need to tape and mud the seams expect to do multiple applications. I dont just mean a second coat, I mean 3 or 4 or 5 extra coats. Expect to do at least 3 coats even on screw holes and corners. A small size might be useful for novices just patching small nail holes or cracks, but I would not recommend this to anyone planning to use this for multiple or large projects. If you have experience with taping and mudding seams you shouldn't need the color changing effect anyway. March 16, 2010
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