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Sheetrock Ultra Lightweight 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound
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Sheetrock

Ultra Lightweight 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound

  • Versatile - for all drywall joint finishing steps
  • Up to 40% less weight, easier to apply
  • Tough surface, yet easier to sand
$14.98 / each
If you buy 12 or more
$13.48 / each

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With up to 40% less weight than conventional-weight compounds, Sheetrock Brand UltraLightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Joint Compound is an exceptionally lightweight compound for all drywall finishing steps. It provides overall high performance, as well as superior working qualities and good open time. It offers excellent bond over bead, trim and fastener concealments.

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  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retempering
  • Improved slip
  • Strong bond
  • For best performance, use with USG Sheetrock Paper Joint Tape
  • Great for overhead mechanical tools
  • Covers approximately 450 sq. ft. per pail

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Ultra Lightweight 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from awful. waste of time and money. I have been using this on a room I am renovating and I absolutely can not get the tape to keep from separating from the wall with this compound. I have tried multiple times even scraping all the compound off a joint and doing it all over only to get the same results. very frustrated and unhappy with this product. I have wasted almost a whole week trying to make this work and now have to scrape it all off and start over with a better product.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I am a DIY guy who is finishing the basement. This product has both good and bad qualities. It is... I am a DIY guy who is finishing the basement. This product has both good and bad qualities. It is good for small skimming jobs but not so good for large projects where you want the compound to dry quickly or in few hours. Therefore, this product SLOWS down your project by significant amount of time. However, as it says it is light and easy to work but lot of bubbles keep popping up. I would not try it next time.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent to use and I would highly suggest it for many uses in the home...I designed my own "kno... Excellent to use and I would highly suggest it for many uses in the home...I designed my own "knock down" using this Ultra Lightweight joint compound by USG.....the cure rate is faster than any I have used and sands easily if needed before sealing. I was able to do my entire interior walls in my home without any problems. Even the contractor was impressed! :)
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This deserves one star because it truly is lightweight. Other than that, I would give a a solid Z... This deserves one star because it truly is lightweight. Other than that, I would give a a solid ZERO. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. It doesn't dry, when it dries it smudges as soon as you start applying paint to it. Mixing plaster of paris with it only hardens the plaster, this garbage stays moist. Don't buy it. Don't use it. Just get the regular stuff.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I give this product mixed reviews. It has a very different texture than "typical" drywall compou... I give this product mixed reviews. It has a very different texture than "typical" drywall compound. The feel is dry. In fact, I typically have a spray bottle to "spritz" it with, to make the knife slide more smoothly. What I like most is the ease of sanding, and the finished product. It's definitely not for everyone, but I like it.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed What I don't like about this product is that there was more mud on the floor than on the wall. Didn't adhere to the paper faced drywall while taping, took forever to tape a seam. Just not good. I'm not a pro, but I prefer old school mud.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I've used about 8 buckets of this stuff in heated, low humidity homes (65 degrees) in the winter ... I've used about 8 buckets of this stuff in heated, low humidity homes (65 degrees) in the winter and here is the good and the bad. The good: It is lightweight. It cleans up well. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly IN VERY SMALL SKIM coats. Knocks down easily. Sands OK. OK for thin-coat build-up around tape on butt joints. The bad: It does not adhere well. I have had sections where mud peeled away from the wall under tape and sections where tape peeled away from the mud (with adequate, well mixed mud under the tape.) Both cases required a full day to re-work and dry again. Have tried wetting tape and/or spritzing wall with no positive result. Also, for anything 1/8 of an inch or more (i.e. typical taper joint, open wall ends between corner bead or any gap fill), it does not dry fully in 24 hours...more like 48+. The surface will be dry, but if applying another coat, the still-wet mud underneath will buckle and peel. Because of those issues, I would not recommend this product. Too bad it took me several buckets to figure out it was the mud. Went back to blue stuff.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product I've ever used!! I've been in the drywall business for 36 years now, full time, and this is hands down the best compound I've ever used. I'm perplexed by all the negative comments I've read. I've experienced exactly NONE of the problems others have written about. I always first coat with a hard setting mud, usually USG 210, and then 2nd and 3rd coat with this Ultra Lightweight and everything is fine, EVERY time. I don't use it straight out of the bucket though. I mix it with some water until it's creamy and smooth. It's MUCH easier to apply in comparison to regular Plus 3, and it lays down much flatter on each subsequent coat. Sanding is simple and much less sanding is required because of how easily this product goes on. It dries equally fast when compared to other USG compounds. I often use fans to increase the drying time of ALL compounds, but I see no difference between the drying time of Plus 3, All Purpose, OR this Ultra Lightweight. I've had NO cracking and NO air bubble problems in the 4 years that I've been regularly using this. I agree that it does tend to mold up in the bucket if left too long, but buy it with the intention of using it rather than saving it and you'll have no problems. This product may not be for the weekend warriors, but it's the best thing I've ever found and I've tried just about everything I've come across over the years. Just use a setting mud for your base coat and never look back !!
Date published: 2016-07-02
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