Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HomeArtist1 Horrible
I've done a good amount of drywall work--both new and repair. This stuff is terrible; it shrinks more than any product I have ever used, forcing one to put on way too many layers; it cracks while drying, the texture is gooey and not easy to work with, the pink disappears long before it is dry, and it takes forever to dry. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone--novice or expert, nor for any project. I am about ready to take it back to the store for a refund. Save yourself a lot of time and frustration--don't buy it!
January 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dixie A mistake that will haunt me forever or until I move, which ever come first.
DIY bathroom remodel project. Was sent to pickup store 2 gal paint and 5 gallon bucket of joint compound premixed. Paint Rep in said they didn't have joint compound in 5gal and gave me this instead. Used it and found it had an unusual texture, color and smell. I was skeptical but it was already on the wall. It did dry white so thought not bad but when I went to seal my new tile and grout found there were areas where dust must have landed. Low and behold I couldn't get it out of the grout so some areas turn pink when the tile is wet. Bummer cause we worked so hard to put in the tile and grout and then this happens. They should have a warning on the label.
October 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jamest 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by DF Never again!
Strange texture. Bubbles a lot. Turns white but still not dry. Takes forever to dry. More than 24 hours and still not dry. Shrinks and cracks like crazy. I've done a lot of drywall over the years and this stuff is the worst I've ever used. Do yourself a favor and skip this junk.
November 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LegacyBldr Less than impressed
I bought this because I was patching in some damaged areas on a wall. I scraped and sanded the wall, then applied a thin coat of this to the wall. Went on pink, which is more of a gimmick than anything else. The product overview here says it has a 60 minute set time. I left the job six hours later and it still hadn't set. Any future touch-ups, I'll go back to EZSand 5 or 20. Not worth the time lost.
October 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Reno 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by redrayder55 Never Again
I am not a drywall professional. But I am very good at taping and floating. As others have mentioned, the consistency of this product is weird. I'd say something like a cross between peanut butter & silly putty.
When doing screw holes I like to make my last knife swipe pretty firm. It almost eliminates sanding. When I did that with this stuff it pulled out of the hole every time.
Lastly it shrinks a lot. Typically on screw holes I don't have to go back for a second coat. No such luck with this stuff. I just now finished the screws on five 4X10 sheets. Every one that is dry will have to be done again.
Not all of it is dry yet. But it seems to dry in a very reasonable time.
Personally I don't see the attraction to premixed compound. Mixing it just isn't that hard or time consuming to me.
August 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AlWill 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