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3.5 qt. All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

  • Versatile joint compound for all drywall finishing steps
  • Excellent for skim coating
  • Best-in-class for embedding tape
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About This Product

USG Sheetrock Brand All Purpose Joint Compound is the original, most-trusted conventional weight all purpose, ready-mixed joint compound for all phases of drywall finishing. Use for repairing cracks on drywall and plaster, embedding USG Sheetrock Brand Paper Joint Tape, and applying drywall filling and finishing coats. May also be used for covering fasteners and USG Sheetrock Brand Corner Bead and Trim, skim coating drywall surfaces, and hand-applying simple textures. USG ready-mixed joint compounds are preferred for consistently high-quality work. Superior formulations are premixed to a creamy, smooth consistency and are essentially free of crater-causing air bubbles. They may be used in hand or machine-tool applications and offer excellent slip, bond, and easy workability.

Highlights

  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retempering
  • Superior filling and finishing
  • Provides top-quality bond and hard finish surface
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified for low-emitting performance
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Product Information

Internet # 202329714

Model # 385140

Store SKU # 258717

Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.75 in, W 7.5 in, D 7.5 in

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

88

Product Depth (in.)

7.5 in

Product Height (in.)

7.75 in

Product Width (in.)

7.5 in

Details

Container Size

3.5 qt.

Drying Time (hours)

24

Drywall Features

Conventional Weight

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Product Weight (lb.)

13 lb

Tinted

No

Questions & Answers

52Questions
caret
Q:I used this joint compound with the sticky drywall tape when I replaced the existing tape that was pulling away from the wall / ceiling joint. It ended up pulling away again. Any thoughts on why this would happen?
by|Mar 2, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  JennW- Paper joint tape is the best choice for strong, crack-resistant joints with USG Sheetrock Brand All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound. Apply an even coat of joint compound for the length of the joint with a 5" finishing knife. Center and lightly press tape into wet joint compound with fingers. Draw 5" knife firmly along joint to tightly embed tape. Be sure there is sufficient joint compound under tape to prevent blistering of the tape. While embedding the tape, remove excess joint compound from edge and apply as a thin coat over the tape.

by|Mar 4, 2024
    caret
    Q:I have a small crack line in my ceiling installing drywall tape first then mud then sand and paint.Is this what I should use for my project?
    by|Jan 16, 2024
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    A:  Rich- USG Sheetrock Brand All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound is excellent for repairing cracks on drywall and plaster.

    by|Jan 17, 2024
      caret
      Q:How long it takes to dry?
      by|May 13, 2023
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      A:  Depends on temp, humidity, and how thick you apply.  For most situations best to plan for 24 hours between coats.  Thinner coats and using fan/fans to circulate air will shorten drying time.

      by|Jun 15, 2023
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  I put on a coat & let it dry overnight. A tip - put it on the wall, let it set up a while, then take a moist sponge (or more aggressively a Scotch Brite Pad) & flatten out the imperfections. Lessens the amount of sanding & dust & speeds up the job.

        by|Apr 19, 2024
          1 found this answer helpful

          A:  Thank you for your inquiry. The drying time for ready mixed joint compounds varies depending on temperature, humidity and how thick it was applied. Ready mixed joint compounds can be applied up to 1/8" thick. The minimum room temperature should be 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the room should be well ventilated. There is no specific drying time that can be given due to the differences in jobsite conditions. If you are unsure if the compound is completely dry you can test it by applying plastic film over an area and taping it on all 4 sides. Wait overnight and if droplets of moisture appear on the underside of the film then the compound is not yet dry.

          by|May 16, 2023
            caret
            Q:Can you use this product to smooth concrete walls so you can wallpaper?
            by|Mar 14, 2023
            1 Answer
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            A:  Jana Thank you for your inquiry. You will need to confirm compatibility with wall paper manufacturer.

            by|Mar 23, 2023
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              Customer Reviews

              4.7 out of 5

              • 4.7 out of 2,004 reviews
              • 95% recommend this product
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              Excellent consistency right out of the container. No need for mixing, just crack the seal and you’re ready to work. This is perfect for taping and finishing. This item is more dense and dries harder than the mud with the blue top. This helps secure the tape in place and prevents cracking. Remember to keep the lid closed to keep the mud from hardening. The only drawback to this ready mixed versus the items you have to mix is the dry time. This item takes much more time to dry which will prolong the job. But for a beginner I recommend this product unless you are in a pinch for time. Also this item requires paint primer before you paint. No matter how well you feather out the mud if you don’t prime before painting your mudded area will stick out like a sore thumb.
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              The window no longer exists and with a coat of paint it's now just a wall. DRYing took longer cause there was no heat but it sanded great after drying.
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              Now I know how to cover holes
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              Inconsistent from bucket to bucket
              I bought two buckets on two different days. The first bucket was awesome. Great consistency, easy to work, easy to sand, but it ran out. I went a few days later and got the second bucket and it was completely different. The first thing I noticed was the coloring was a bright white compared to the first bucket. When I went to scoop it out it was very runny with chunks in it. Most of it ran off the knife before making it into the mud pan. It would hardly stick to the ceiling at all. I left the house after applying it and got lunch. I came back to a strong urine smell. I followed my nose right to the joint compound. It smelled awful. Now that it's dry it doesn't stink anymore, but I'm afraid to sand it.
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              Sheetrock repairs
              This mud works great for small repairs
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              • Recommended
              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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              • Recommended
              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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