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4.5 gal. 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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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 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
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Drywall FeaturesDust Control,LightweightConventional WeightDust Control,LightweightLightweight
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)95450390500
Product Weight (lb.)12.561.732.545
Interior/ExteriorInteriorInteriorInteriorInterior
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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
Drywall Features
Conventional Weight
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
61.7
Tinted
No

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Customer Reviews

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All-purpose Joint Compound
Great product for all my drywall taping work. When installed correctly, no issues with bubbling tape.
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    Quality. Best results from best products....
    Quality. Best results from best products.
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      Partially empty bucket
      When I got home 1/3 of the bucket was empty and missing product. I took it back and the whole pallet was that way. They cheated the customer even with these higher prices.
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        Easy for first time drywall project
        Got two of these for my garage remodeling project. Just use a mixer attachment with your power drill to mix it up. Added a little water for final coat to thin it out - but just a little water. For a first time doing mudding, it was breeze to use in my opinion.
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          Excellent product, my wife and I are having a blast applthis product. Very easy but for first tim...
          Excellent product, my wife and I are having a blast applthis product. Very easy but for first timers please mix it!!! It comes ready to use, but mix it because once you get how ever you need...(thick, thin, custard, yogurt, etc.) So EASY, skim coats excellently, and covers a lot, (2 buckets has done a livingroom, hallway, and kitchen) really good!!! We actually have popcorn walls(don't know what thats about), we tried to paint to over look it, did not work.
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          3 found this review helpful
          Goes on easy and smooth. Dries faster than others I have used.
          Goes on easy and smooth. Dries faster than others I have used.
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          I didn't use this for its usual purpose. I mixed...
          I didn't use this for its usual purpose. I mixed it with paint and troweled it on as a heavy plaster finish, and it came out quite well.
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          6 found this review helpful
          Excellent product, easy to use and dries fast. Also mops up easy if you drop some on the floor. ...
          Excellent product, easy to use and dries fast. Also mops up easy if you drop some on the floor. I don't do this for a living I am a woman who decided to fix my own ceiling.
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          5 found this review helpful
          This product is good for any project where there is sufficient time to let it set and it provides...
          This product is good for any project where there is sufficient time to let it set and it provides a smooth, good looking finish.
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          1 found this review helpful
          I'm actually working with it right as I recieved the email I am getting great results.
          I'm actually working with it right as I recieved the email I am getting great results.
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