Internet #100321605

Model # 380501

Store SKU #258725

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4.5 Gal. All-Purpose Pre-Mixed Joint Compound

  • Great bond, hard-finish surface
  • Excellent for skim coating
  • Ideal for embedding and filling
$ 14 28
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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.

Made in USA logo

Made In USA

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

ASTM Compliant logo

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).

  • Great bond, hard-finish surface
  • Excellent for skim coating
  • Ideal for embedding and filling
Sheetrock Brand All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. 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. Ideal for embedding paper joint tape, finishing gypsum panel's joints, hand applying simple textures and skim coating gypsum panel surfaces.
  • 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 450 sq. ft. per pail
  • Note: Product may vary by store
  • Get everything you need to complete your drywall project



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Great bond, hard-finish surface
  • Excellent for skim coating
  • Ideal for embedding and filling
Model #: 380501
Sku #: 258725
Internet #: 100321605

Sheetrock Brand All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. 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. Ideal for embedding paper joint tape, finishing gypsum panel's joints, hand applying simple textures and skim coating gypsum panel surfaces.

  • 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 450 sq. ft. per pail
  • Note: Product may vary by store
  • Get everything you need to complete your drywall project



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
450
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
13
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.)
61.7lb
Tinted
No

Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
450
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
13
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.)
61.7lb
Tinted
No

Questions & Answers

I'm going to paint over wallpaper, the paper is stuck on the wall very well except in the area ju...

I'm going to paint over wallpaper, the paper is stuck on the wall very well except in the area just above the baseboards and around the windows. I have pulled off the loose paper in these areas. After painting with oil based primer can I use this product to even out these areas and also can it be used to cover the wallpaper seems. thanks for your help.
Asked by: Jane
Jane Thank you for your inquiry. You are likely to get pin sized bubbles in the finish when you apply joint compound over wall paper or a previously painted surface. We recommend removing the wall paper and any glue before refinishing the wall. Hope this helps.
Answered by: USG4YOU-TechnicalSupport
Date published: 2020-03-28

What do I need to do with this stuff to spray a texture on my walls with a hopper or do you even ...

What do I need to do with this stuff to spray a texture on my walls with a hopper or do you even recommend this stuff? If not what stuff would you recommend? Thanks!
Asked by: BigDog54
Add water and mix to get to a texture of honey. Use a drill with a paddle bit to mix it completely.
Answered by: sockman
Date published: 2018-05-01

Can this be used on wood for crafts to be used outside?

Can this be used on wood for crafts to be used outside?
Asked by: Karen
Could possibly be used on wood and crafts as it dries somewhat hard but its not to be used outside especially if not protected with a coating...joint compound soaks up water like a sponge when made wet and will get soft again....Good Luck!
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2019-10-30

what is the significance of the lid colors?

Asked by: Bas
The color of the lids make a huge difference. Blue, Purple, Red, Green, Black..The blue lid is very soft when dry. not very durable and easy to sand and also very easy to damage. The Purple and Red lid compound is a Mid-Weight still fairly easy to sand and holds up much better than the blue lid. The Green and Black lids are a Multi-Purpose compound. Very durable and much much more harder to sand. I use the green lid to tape with and/or to do a level 5 Finish. The Blue lid I wouldn't use myself. What I use at work is either the Purple or Red lid. Not hard to sand but yet, still pretty Durable. I posted somewhere else that as a general rule. The heavier the bucket of compound, The harder it is to sand. Lift up a bucket with a Blue lid and then lift up a green lid. You'll see what I mean.. Hope this helps.
Answered by: bud
Date published: 2020-08-08
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