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SHEETROCK Brand

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Easy Sand 45 Lightweight 18 lb. Setting-Type Joint Compound

$10.25 /each
  • One-day patching and joint finishing
  • 45 minute working time
  • Easy mixing, smooth finishing

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SHEETROCK Brand Easy Sand 45 Lightweight 18 lb. Setting-Type Joint Compound is ideal for heavy fills in drywall interiors and exterior ceiling boards. The compound is lightweight for easy handling and sands easily for fast, smooth finishing. With its low shrinkage and superior bond, it is excellent for laminating drywall and patching plaster surfaces.

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  • Weigh up to 25% less than conventional-weight setting-type joint compounds
  • Sanding ease similar to a ready-mixed, all purpose joint compound
  • For best performance, use with USG SHEETROCK Brand paper joint tape or fiberglass mesh joint tape
  • For interior gypsum panels and exterior gypsum ceilings boards
  • Covers approximately 340 sq. ft. per bag
  • Meets ASTM C 475
  • Check-crack resistance in heavy fills

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What is the drying time for sheet rock easy sand

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May 24, 2013
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August 8, 2015
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Setting time depends mostly on temperature of the air, temperature of the water you add, and how long you mix it and how fast. You can adjust the setting time based on these things (use hot water if you want it to set faster, use cold water if you want it to set slower.)
Drying time is about the same as regular premixed joint compound, and depends on temperature of the air, humidity, and how much air is Read More
Setting time depends mostly on temperature of the air, temperature of the water you add, and how long you mix it and how fast. You can adjust the setting time based on these things (use hot water if you want it to set faster, use cold water if you want it to set slower.)
Drying time is about the same as regular premixed joint compound, and depends on temperature of the air, humidity, and how much air is blowing. As you can imagine, if you have a small patch to do, you can speed up drying by applying a hair dryer over the patch. Thick coats such as the first embedding coat of paper tape takes the longest - allow up to 24 hours. In cool, damp weather, such as an unheated house or a garage, might take even longer. The final, thin coat could take as little as an hour to dry. Read Less
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February 12, 2015
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the set up time is 45 mi. and drying time is dependant on room temp. and humidity
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Drying times very due to moisture content in the air and temperature. It is best to do all seaming when it is not raining outside in a warm room about 70 degrees. Not to hot or to cold. It is a best practice to let the drywall mud dry for a day. At the least 8 hours.
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November 3, 2014
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This is chemically cured, not dried like the ready mix in buckets. The set up time is equally important (read manufacturers package). The 45 minute is not that much different than the 20 minute for set-up time. Mix in small batches, apply thin coats.
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October 6, 2013
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Twice the number. For example, 45 dries in about 90 minutes.
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May 24, 2013
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Thank you kensteel for your question. The drying time of setting type compounds like the Easy Sand 45 is often misinterpreted. The Easy Sand 45 will set or harden in about 45 minutes. That time is just an average and could be a little less or more than 45 minutes. This allows for same day finishing of the joints. However, that does not mean that it is dry. You should wait about 24 hours or about one day Read More
Thank you kensteel for your question. The drying time of setting type compounds like the Easy Sand 45 is often misinterpreted. The Easy Sand 45 will set or harden in about 45 minutes. That time is just an average and could be a little less or more than 45 minutes. This allows for same day finishing of the joints. However, that does not mean that it is dry. You should wait about 24 hours or about one day to decorate or paint over the Easy Sand.
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Is this what people use when referring to "45 min mix" for "hot mudding"?

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August 8, 2015
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"Hot mud" is slang for "setting compound". It sets up hard due to a chemical process, as opposed to "drying compound", which does not get hard until it gets dry.
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May 27, 2015
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Yes. It sets up quick so you can put a skim coat on the same day, but it does take several hours of dry time before it is sandable.
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December 4, 2014
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Hello, thank you for your interest in our Easy Sand 45 Setting Type Joint Compound. Yes, the Setting Type Joint Compounds are also referred to as the "hot muds". This includes our Easy Sand Setting Type Joint Compounds as well as our Durabond Setting Type Joint Compounds.
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Can you add water to your mix in the pan if it starts to firm up during the job.

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August 5, 2016
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Nope. Mix only what you can use in the 30-40 minutes it takes for the product to set up.
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August 5, 2016
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Nope. It's important to mix it properly the first time you mix it and try not to mix more than you think you can use in a 30 minute period. You're better off mixing smaller batches to use until you get the hang of it. Once you get some practice, you'll be "slinging mud" like a pro in no time!
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March 16, 2016
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Thank you for your question.We do not recommend adding water to re temper.
This may cause drying issues and possible bonding issues.
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Can this product be used like plaster?

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February 16, 2016
I have a interior above grade stucco & plaster wall, I have removed loose material & filled the deep areas. I am wondering if this product can be used to patch & even out the surface , with a coat like plaster. Also should a bonding agent be used with this. thanks in advance
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August 5, 2016
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You can fill in places where plaster has fallen out as long as the area is not too big. (you have to judge for yourself) if you have some kind of lath (wood or metal) for the compound to stick to. It is much easier to use and much more forgiving than plaster of Paris. Make sure you clean all loose plaster in the area you are patching then wet around the repair area and the wood lath (a spray bottle Read More
You can fill in places where plaster has fallen out as long as the area is not too big. (you have to judge for yourself) if you have some kind of lath (wood or metal) for the compound to stick to. It is much easier to use and much more forgiving than plaster of Paris. Make sure you clean all loose plaster in the area you are patching then wet around the repair area and the wood lath (a spray bottle usually works well for this) until damp then apply the compound in a thickness no more than 1/4 inch at a time. Let it set up between each coat (about 30-40 minutes) being sure to mix only what you can use to make your repairs during the time you apply each coat. The final coat should be a little bit higher than the area around the patch so you can sand it level with the surrounding area. Happy repairs! Read Less
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February 18, 2016
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This product can be used to repair plaster but as a skim coat.
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February 17, 2016
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Thank you for your question.This can be used for repairs in plaster but as a skim coat.
We would recomend a bonder and plaster for the skim.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product From Sheetrock This is a great product. Let me point out first that while it says "easy sand" it's more like "easier to sand" than regular joint compound. I still find myself having to wet sand some areas to bring the compound level (especially on heavy fills) but still less effort to sand regardless. It is very lightweight, mixes easily and seems easier to apply than the regular setting type joint compound. I've also noticed that I have no problem skim-coating some areas even though the bag says It shouldn't be used for this purpose but once it's dry, it sticks to the surface of wherever you put it just like glue. Very reasonably priced too. August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and easy Learned as we used. It was quick(time to cover smoothly), dried quickly. Low dust August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, sets pretty quickly Being inexperienced with mudding joints, this took some time to get used to. I ended up wasting more than I care to admit due to it drying out on me before I could use it. There's a fine line between just right and crumbling. Don't mix too much at once and keep it close to you when working...and work fast! Once you get it figured out though it's really easy to apply and the results are really smooth, even for this beginner! February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Easy to use It met my needs. It was the right product for the job. I'm satisfied. Thanks February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good and dry fast The product is good and sand well. One issue I found the 45 compound has a working time of 20 minutes or so, it dry very fast. You mix a little at a time and mix more as you need. Can’t mix a lot of this product because it will be wasted on 20 minutes. I started working with this new product and really didn't like the way it sets. I notice really fast it sets very quickly, you have to work against the clock. The good thing, you can put multiples coats of this compound in 90 minutes. July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EZ 45 Consistent product that performs well. Easy to work with. June 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good mud, sets faster than 45 This mud was easy to apply and sands well. It lost a star because it sets faster than 45 minutes. By minute 30 it was getting difficult to use. So if you're doing more than just a small job, mix small batches. May 27, 2015
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