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3.5 qt. All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

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  • Versatile joint compound for all drywall finishing steps
  • Provides excellent bond and hard finish surface
  • Smooth and slick properties
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Professional Performance

Versatile all purpose joint compound providing outstanding professional-grade performance.

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Easy To Work With

Smooth working, has excellent open time and produces a strong bond and hard finished surface.

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Multipurpose

Excellent for all drywall finishing steps including embedding tape, filling, and skim coating.

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Minor Patching Repairs

Sand repair area and fill with joint compound. Let harden. Add second coat if necessary. Sand and prime when dry.

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Embedding Joint Tape

Fill seams with compound. Apply tape, smooth onto compound with taping knife. Spread thin second coat on top of tape.

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Covering Fasteners

To determine if fasteners are seated, draw clean knife over each. If metallic ring occurs, carefully drive fastener below surface.

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Finishing Tip

Use fine-grit sanding block to prevent digging into compound. Avoid roughening surface paper. (Repair roughening with small amount of compound.)

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Preferred By Pros

The Sheetrock Brand sets the industry standard for the highest-quality and best-performing finishing products.

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Consistent Finish

Formulated for a smooth consistency, USG ready-mixed compounds are essentially free of crater-causing air bubbles.

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Designed For You

Offering the industry’s broadest selection, USG finishing solutions are specifically designed to meet your needs.

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Made In USA

USG manufactures joint compound in 17 locations across the U.S.

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ASTM Compliant

Meets ASTM C475, Standard Specification for Joint Compound and Joint Tape for Finishing Gypsum Board

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GREENGUARD Gold Certified

Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350).

SHEETROCK Brand All-Purpose 3.5 Qt. Joint Compound combines single-package convenience with good taping and topping performance. This compound features great open time and cold bond, and has smooth and slick properties. Excellent for making small drywall and plaster repairs.
  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retempering
  • Excellent for embedding paper joint tape
  • For best performance, use with USG SHEETROCK Brand paper joint tape
  • Recommended for laminating and repairing cracks in interior plaster and masonry not subject to moisture
  • Covers approximately 88 sq. ft. per pail
  • California residents

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Drywall FeaturesConventional WeightLightweightLightweightLightweight
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)88340340500
Product Weight (lb.)13181845
Interior/ExteriorInteriorInteriorInteriorInterior
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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)88Product Depth (in.)7.5
Product Height (in.)7.75Product Width (in.)7.5

Details

Container Size (gallons)0.875Drying Time (hours)24
Drywall FeaturesConventional WeightInterior/ExteriorInterior
Product Weight (lb.)13TintedNo

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Good brand. I have been using it for years and...
Good brand. I have been using it for years and it is always been good
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Smooth and easy
First time I’ve ever used joint compound and I fell in love. Goes on smoothly. The container helps it to not dry out. I’ve currently had mine open and have been using a week, still soft, no hard spots. Wait 24 hours, light sand and it’s a perfect wall.
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. No dry ! Perfect quality and easy to use. You need only a small portion and easy to apply.
. No dry ! Perfect quality and easy to use. You need only a small portion and easy to apply.
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Perfect for repairing garage ceiling. Actually this is very smooth and would work anywhere. Garag...
Perfect for repairing garage ceiling. Actually this is very smooth and would work anywhere. Garage ceiling is having issues - it's 40 years old and was poorly installed with nails, and sloppy joint treatment. So needed to replace several sections and I am inserting screws and re-taping and then covering the joints. This compound spreads easily, no dripping and is hiding the tape and screws with minimal thickness applied. Several areas are tight around where the garage door rails attach. This compound is easy to use in these tight areas with little mess. It spreads where I what it. I am letting it dry over night. Still have a lot to do before painting.
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Easy sanding and appies smoothly works great never have had a problem with there mud in any way yet
Easy sanding and appies smoothly works great never have had a problem with there mud in any way yet
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I like the packaging. When using smaller quantities, good to use the bucket. The product in a p...
I like the packaging. When using smaller quantities, good to use the bucket. The product in a plastic bag in a box means later use will result in dried pieces falling back into the product. But with the bucket it all stays fresh, without any "trash" being introduced into the product.
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Easy to apply for beginners, nice finish ...
Easy to apply for beginners, nice finish
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It’s a very good product used by countless number of contractors and homeowners.
It’s a very good product used by countless number of contractors and homeowners.
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I generally purchase 5 Gallon buckets of joint compound, but my present project has moved to the ...
I generally purchase 5 Gallon buckets of joint compound, but my present project has moved to the finished stages. I love the 3.5 qt. quantity -- everything stays nice and fresh, it's convenient to move about, and the little bucket is wide enough for a 5" trowel. This compound has a perfect viscosity, dries very hard, and sands without much dust. It is easy to obtain an absolutely smooth finish.
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