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3.5 qt. All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

  • For drywall and plaster patching repairs
  • Smooth application
  • Great bond, hard finish surface
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Product Overview

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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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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Container Size (gallons)
0.875
Drying Time (hours)
24
Drywall Features
No Additional Features
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
13
Tinted
No

Questions & Answers

35Questions49Answers

Do I need to apply primer to this before painting?

Asked by Kits May 22, 2021
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Kits Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using a good quality latex primer as well as a good quality latex paint with a high solids content. Hope this helps.

How can I remove all purpose ready-mixed joint compound from doorknobs? Handyman had compound on ...

Asked by Exasperated May 3, 2021
5
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Warm water with a little dish soap

Can you use this to repair baseboard thats comming away from wall?

Asked by Bobbie March 5, 2021
5
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No you would need liquid nails or finish nails to repair it

Textured ceiling

Asked by Landlord June 30, 2020
5
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I wouldn’t suggest it. As you apply it, it will break up the ceiling texture and make more of a mess. You will never have a smooth, finished result.

Applying multiple layers

Asked by hulk May 22, 2020
5
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Yes sand in between coats

Why did this compound turned black with mold?

Asked by Albass April 13, 2020
5
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Sorry about that. I purchased a pink type of product that did not work they way Home Depot's competitor said it would. I don't know why your purchase molded so quickly. The manufacturer should be able to help you with that problem.

Will be hand applying a heavy texture to a small accent wall. I want a LONG dry time for ease of...

Asked by Mike March 22, 2020
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from what i understand the lid on the can is for the strength of the speckle green being the hardest I BELIEVE

Can I use this product to skim coat over old plastered walls?

Asked by JOEBUD February 27, 2020
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I would say yes. I have used it this way with no problem and also for applying a texture finish.

How much would I need to do a basement 55'long by 20' width by 10feet high

Asked by Smith February 9, 2020
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Thank you for your inquiry. For every 1000 square feet of wallboard you will need 10 gallons of joint compound to properly tape the joints and cover the fasteners. This does not include applying a skim coat or texture over the entire surface of the wall. Hope this helps.

can I use this around a shower stall

Asked by scooter February 4, 2020
5
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I would not use it directly below tile that will be exposed to water often but it is fine of the peripheries of shower.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 96% recommend this product
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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.
by Samanta
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.
by John
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by Gonzalez
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
by Wholt
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.
by BigY
Easy to apply for beginners, nice finish ...
Easy to apply for beginners, nice finish
by Rey
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.
by Barry
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.
by Salvy
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The smaller container was convenient to carry up flights of stairs the product itself dried nicel...
The smaller container was convenient to carry up flights of stairs the product itself dried nicely and sand it easily I would recommend it.
by HomeDepotCustomer
All good
All good
by Ray
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