Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CactusJack Forget the pink stuff! Great product
I was prepared to buy another tub of that pink stuff that turns white when dry when a contractor turned me on to this. I'm just sorry I didn't know about this years ago. As others have said, it's easy to apply, easy to work with and easy to sand, but minimal sanding is required. I've used it on both new drywall (remodel) and repairs and love it. Very economical for a 4.5 gallon pre-mix. I don't get the negative reviews.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peanut Ultra Light compound
lighter and great to work with. Love it. only mud that I use. Less sanding.
June 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Derek Worst joint compound in the USG line
Worst product in the USG line. I have used just about every type of joint compound over the years (hot mud, cold mud, blue lid, purple lid, green lid…etc..) And each did something well or had a purpose…expect this. I was skeptical of this compound and would never use it for taping (that is what all purpose or durabond is for :-) ) but it was the only thing in stock at the moment and I figured that for a skim coat it would not be that bad….I was horribly wrong. First off I had the problem of air bubbles like another reviewer mentioned…ok so I remixed it to get them out and if that was the worst of it I would have been ok. This mud is prone to cracking in even the thinnest application. I used it for a second coat over paper faced drywall corner bead that was dry for 2 days and it cracked (less then 1/16th thick… I measured with a micrometer..) It cracked just about everywhere I used it too (seems, inside corners as a second coat). The mud was used in a heated house at 68 degrees with about 30% humidity…..(I have a indoor gauge). The mud does not seem to stick nearly as well as even light weight joint compound and it never dries. Since it was cracking I scraped it off the walls and it has been four day and the pile of scrapings are still damp. I am so happy that I did not tape with it and that it only failed as a second coat. I grabbed a bucked of midweight and finished the job with no problems. One of my friends also used this and had the same result…had to redo the seems and the taping…In closing this product does nothing well and is only slightly lighter the lightweight joint compound ….and fails in every way possible…….way to mess this one up USG….
February 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Do not use
Do not buy this. Do not use this.
This product is extremely light and makes it easy to move the bucket around. This is the only benefit to this.
It is harder to work with then all purpose joint compound. It is impossible to get it flat or smooth. It will take you 4 times longer to apply this. Maybe even longer. It dries very slowly. VERY SLOWLY. I had to wait two weeks for some joints to dry so I could sand them. When it dries you will have an extreme amount of cracks and pits. You will need multiple applications for cracks and they still will not be gone unless you use a different compound.
I went back to all purpose compound and threw away about half of this bucket after trying it out on a small room.
August 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by constractor12345 WORST JOINT COMPOUND
Been doing this a long time and this product is absolutely horrible. Extremely long dry time. Work in the northeast and the humidity already makes for longer dry times. Took days for second coats to dry. Air bubbles even after multiple mixes. You have to go back and fill every pit hole. I will never use this product again and don't recommend it to anyone.
June 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Fantastic Product!
I've done drywall for over 30 years and this is by far my favorite mud to work with. Ultra light is great because it requires half the sanding! Anyone who has done this job for any length of time knows how important this is!
June 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Junk
Because I'm always looking for ways to make finishing drywall easier, I bought a bucket of this stuff. First off when I first used it, way too many air bubbles. It was hard to work with. Secondly, I opened the bucket about 5 weeks after buying it, and the bucket was full of mold and the compound was practically water. Junk, this stuff is junk.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SpackleKING Light but Strong
I was cautious at first but was informed that it dries like Green but works like Blue lid. Once dried it was as strong as the dark green lid that I normally use. Great product, took a minute to get use to because you dont have to pull as hard with the knife since its so much lighter.
June 4, 2015