Model # 381466

Internet #100321602

Store SKU #950254

SHEETROCK Brand Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound
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SHEETROCK Brand

Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound

  • Versatile - for all drywall joint finishing steps
  • Up to 25% less weight, easier to apply and sand
  • Less shrinkage - minimizes coats over corner bead
$14.98 / each
If you buy 12 or more
$13.48 / each
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Product Overview

  • Versatile - for all drywall joint finishing steps
  • Up to 25% less weight, easier to apply and sand
  • Less shrinkage - minimizes coats over corner bead
With up to 25% less weight than conventional-weight compounds, SHEETROCK Brand Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Joint Compound features good open time and less shrinkage. It also sands with the ease of a topping compound and bonds like a taping compound. Requiring 1 fewer coat over fasteners and bead, it eliminates the need for taping and topping compounds.
  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retendering
  • Bonds like a taping compound
  • Sands with the ease of a topping compound
  • For best performance, use with USG SHEETROCK Brand paper joint tape
  • Covers approximately 500 sq. ft. per pail
  • 4.5 Gal. of pre-mixed joint compound covers 478-47/1 sq. ft.

Product Overview

  • Versatile - for all drywall joint finishing steps
  • Up to 25% less weight, easier to apply and sand
  • Less shrinkage - minimizes coats over corner bead
Model #: 381466
Sku #: 950254
Internet #: 100321602

With up to 25% less weight than conventional-weight compounds, SHEETROCK Brand Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Joint Compound features good open time and less shrinkage. It also sands with the ease of a topping compound and bonds like a taping compound. Requiring 1 fewer coat over fasteners and bead, it eliminates the need for taping and topping compounds.

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  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retendering
  • Bonds like a taping compound
  • Sands with the ease of a topping compound
  • For best performance, use with USG SHEETROCK Brand paper joint tape
  • Covers approximately 500 sq. ft. per pail
  • 4.5 Gal. of pre-mixed joint compound covers 478-47/1 sq. ft.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
500
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
12.75
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Container Size (gallons)
4.5
Drying Time (hours)
24 h
Drywall Features
No Additional Features
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
45lb
Tinted
No

Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
500
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
12.75
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Container Size (gallons)
4.5
Drying Time (hours)
24 h
Drywall Features
No Additional Features
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
45lb
Tinted
No

Questions & Answers

why do they call it plus 3?

why do they call it plus 3?
Asked by: bucko
According to the manufacturer, USG states it is up to 30% lighter than typical compounds. In turn, it is easier to apply and sand, with less shrinkage. Perhaps it should be renamed to minus 3. It could be the 3rd generation of lightweight plus? We just call it mud.
Answered by: CorCon
Date published: 2018-02-05

Can this be used with a banjo dispenser?

Asked by: Pmoss413
I only use green compound for paper tape. Green is a high shrink compound which shrinks ans sucks your tape into place. If using mesh tape you can use blue and it is also used a lot when starting corners. Never for paper tape first coat.
Answered by: Doc
Date published: 2018-01-12

I want to finish over drywall with a resulting look of concrete walls with a sandy troweled finish. Can I just add sand and color to drywall mud?

Asked by: Lee
No dice. This is still joint compound. It has no finish component. Add a little water to it after you get it on your walls and it will melt as fast as the Wicked Witch of the West.
Answered by: HandymanInHeels
Date published: 2017-04-27

Mold in the Compound

I just opened a nearly full container of Lightweight joint compound ans was hit with a moldy smell. I dug my finger into the compound and sure enough it was mold under the top layer. The container was only opened a few months ago and had plastic over it and was sealed. I would expect possible drying out and hardening on the top, but mold? Can anything be done about this? Seems like a waste when you have 90% of the product left (over 4 gallons) and now I am not sure it can be used. Never heard of this. It was properly stored, yet the issue exist?
Asked by: QuicklyBecomingDIYer2
After using it add enough water to re-thin it to your needs and add some good old bleach I use about 1/16 to1/8 cup bleach to cup of water paddle it until smooth again and put the lid on tight. Have reused with no mold buildup after 10-12 months with no problems just mixed up again to get consistancy needed and no waste of leftovers.
Answered by: Texomascott
Date published: 2018-03-20
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Customer Reviews

Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drys very quick. Have to take small amounts out to... Drys very quick. Have to take small amounts out to work with otherwise it's hard to spread. Of course I'm a novice so a pro would probably work faster and not have that problem. Overall very good and easy to sand.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We just turned an abused, unfinished basement room into an organized and aesthetically pleasing s... We just turned an abused, unfinished basement room into an organized and aesthetically pleasing storage room. We finished the room with drywall even though that is not one my favorite materials to work with. This time the sheets went up horizontally attached by drywall screws rather than drywall nails except to attach the metal outside corner bead to the one outside corner. The corded DEWALT Screw Gun that I purchased at Home Depot a while back really came in handy on this project, as did the Rotozip with guide point bits that I used to cut out the doorway rough-ins. I purchased the PLUS3 joint compound based upon comparing labels while at my local Home Depot. I can’t say that it is any lighter than other drywall compounds, I just don’t know. It didn’t seem to go very far as I used all of one 4.5 gallon bucket and most of a second. That could have been normal coverage for a 16 X 20 room full of closets with 21 taped corners and one metal beaded corner. My lack of skill could have something to do with it as well. It did take some time to dry as well and I ended up running the dehumidifier in the room to hurry it along. The slow drying and the amount I used could be related but it didn’t look like I had abused the application process. I also had a couple of areas where the tape did not stick. That is not an issue I’ve had in the past but it has been a while since I finished drywall so I could be rusty. Shrinkage was minimal and very easy to resolve. There seemed to be fewer shrinkage issues than I’ve experienced in the past with other joint compounds. The dried compound did sand easily. I used the 3M sanding screens mounted on a hand sander. I purchased medium and fine grade sheets. The medium grade sheets seemed a bit harsh on the drywall so I quickly switched to the fine grade and sanded the rest of the room using them. I envy the reviewer that didn’t have sanding dust falling to the floor. I’d say he’s done this before. I did try using my drywall sanding tool with the vacuum attachment but for some reason the suction was too strong and made maneuvering the tool too much work. I did not have any mold growing in either bucket. Brush vacuuming the walls with a wet/dry vac was all it took to prepare for painting. After two coats of primer and 2 coats of paint, I’d say the drywall portion of the project turned out pretty well. I’m happy with the Plus3 Joint Compound, it did perform well and the walls do look nice.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Plus 3 is much better than multipurpose joint compound... The Plus 3 is much better than multipurpose joint compound for application and sanding. It seemed to use less primer also than the multipurpose type. I mixed Easy Sand 20 with the premixed pail in a small quantity to hasten the setting time. That proved to be a easily compatible blend of materials.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used this for years I'm not a professional spackler but I rehab houses so I go through tons of this stull. I find it easier to blend than the general purpose joint compound so less sanding is required. If I require a third coat it's usually a touch-up coat to fill in pin holes. I'll cut this third coat with water to the consistency of pudding so it feathers nicely. Here's some pointers I learned over the years. Scrap down the sides of the bucket as you go so all the compound remains moist. Dried bits of compound in the mix equates to streaks on the wall. Load your hawk with small amounts at a time so you won't have to return unused portions to the bucket. Lastly, if you cut the mix with tap water cut it on the hawk and not in the bucket. This stuff will form a layer of mold in no time.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a champ for all purpose but works best... Works like a champ for all purpose but works best as second and finish coats. For patches, this is our go-to mud. For new drywall we use the green for the bed and tape coat, then +3 after that.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product was lightweight as described. It created bubbles, but... The product was lightweight as described. It created bubbles, but mixing dawn dish soap with it gave it a much creamier consistency.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. I always thin with little bit of water makes it very easy to apply. Sands easily. A... Easy to use. I always thin with little bit of water makes it very easy to apply. Sands easily. A very good product.
Date published: 2018-04-10
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