Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roller Easy to use
It met my needs. It was the right product for the job. I'm satisfied. Thanks
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roof Great stuff
I mix this directly in the mud pan, since mixing more would be wasteful for me, since I'm not quick. Read the directions for set-up time. Since I don't like the clock ticking when I'm mixing, I actually use an electric mixer. Looks like I'm getting ready to bake a cake! Just remember if you use any electrical mixing methods, to use a GFI since water is involved.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whitt Quick Repair
The joint compound is a fast and easy way to do repairs in drywall. The drying is is really good to give you time to finish your repair or tape time.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tvsetdesign Smooth finish
This dry mix is good when the job is staggered over a few days. You can mix what you need and save the rest for another day. when properly mixed it goes on smooth and sands out very well.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrDt Small Batches Make it Easier to Work With
Easy Sand 45 has a 20 minute working time. It sets up in 30 to 80 minutes. This allows for multiple coats in one day. I use it in small batches: mix one liter of cold water with 12 to 15 cups of powder. The mixed compound should just hold its form. I set up 2 to 4 buckets with water in them and then mix the compound as I need it. The worst part is cleaning up when I'm done, but the quick set up time makes it worth while.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobG Much better than premix- especially for paint prep.
This stuff is great for two reasons. You can make up as much or little as you want and you can make it to your preferred consistency. When I'm filling large gaps, I mix it thick; when skim coating, I mix it thin. Be careful. When mixing an amount to fill the bottom of a mud pan, the difference between too dry and too wet is about a tablespoon of water. With a bit of practice, you'll get it right.
It lays on so smooth that I rarely sand. I just lay on 3 or 4 thin coats and run a damp sponge over it after it's totally dry.
They make this in a 20 minute version, but I find this works best for me. The 20 sets up quickly, so unless you are really fast, it sets up in the pan.
Oh, it's also more durable. I've used it like spackle to fill small holes in wood. Not it's intended purpose, but it works.
I'm sure there is an expiration, but I've kept bags in my garage for years and haven't had an issue. Probably would be a good idea to not put it on the floor so it doesn't soak up water.
I think the only time I'd ever use premix is if I need a full bucket. Still, I think I'd rather use this.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TilingSolutions I'll never used pre-mixed again
I'm a professional contractor and started doing a lot of drywall work lately. The first time I used this in my own house I wasn't that thrilled with it. But I recently used it for some sheetrock repairs for a customer. Once I got the hang of the proper consistency, I couldn't be happier with it.
Yes, it is harder to sand than pre-mixed, but that's ok because it prevents you from over-sanding.
Once I got going with it, I could put down this stuff so smooth (and without bubbles!) that you could almost get away without sanding. All I needed was a light sanding and it looked flawless.
I have to say that I've done a fair amount of drywall work so I have much practice. If you're a beginner, you may tend to find it a little difficult to work with. But believe me, practice and you'll think this is the best product.
I'll gladly pay a little more for less product (as opposed to pre-mixed) because this product has such awesome characteristics.
August 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Great product!
This compound is the perfect balance of sandability and rock hard smooth finish. 45 minute set time is perfect.
November 18, 2011