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4.5 gal. All Purpose Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

  • Great bond, hard-finish surface
  • Excellent for skim coating
  • Ideal for embedding and filling
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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
  • Get everything you need to complete your drywall project



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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
No Additional Features
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
61.7
Tinted
No

Questions & Answers

98Questions46Answers

Would I be able to use this on a popcorn ceiling without scraping the popcorn off first, to give ...

Asked by Zach May 10, 2021
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That’s doubtful since the surface of the popcorn is likely to have been painted over. Best practice would be to spray it with a garden sprayer, allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes, and then scrape it down with a 4” taping knife. Be careful not to tear the drywall face paper. Lightly sand the rough areas then prime & paint or apply your desired texture.

What us the operating temperature of this? Can I applie it on really cold temperatures?

Asked by Steve March 16, 2021
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Not below freezing temp - It will crystallize Use above 33°

Can this be used for durock seams ?

Asked by DR February 17, 2021
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I’m not positive if you can or not.

Is the 450 sq/ft coverage based on a single or double layer?

Asked by MRoberts February 4, 2021
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Single

my garage panel somehow does not seal in the bottom(but is fixed properly with nails). it has som...

Asked by renter December 16, 2020
5
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My suggestion would be either stuff the openings along the bottom with steel wool then compound over it. Or nail a board or mounding along the bottom then seal with caulk

Can this compound be used to fill in grooves on painted paneling

Asked by Jose December 11, 2020
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That is what I have used this product for. Love in trailer. Works great for that.

May be a silly question but I am using this to fill a hole in our drywall wear an anchor was. Aft...

Asked by Lala December 2, 2020
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Lala Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend inserting an anchor through a hole patched with joint compound. Hope this helps.

Can this be used for texture like knock down?

Asked by JLS November 14, 2020
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Yes it can. I used this to do a knock down ceiling and it worked great. You have to mix it a little thinner than you would for taping drywall.

Can you patch a little hold or crack on wall?

Asked by Bev October 19, 2020
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yes.

Is this ok to use as a skim coat on already painted plaster walls?

Asked by Ibraca October 7, 2020
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Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock All Purpose joint compound can be applied over interior plaster. You will need to sand the existing painted surface before applying to prevent bubbles from forming. Hope this helps.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 94% recommend this product
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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.
by Cheated
3 people found this helpful
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.
by steve
1 person found this helpful
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.
by LeVan
1 person found this 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.
by Bamalenny
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.
by Dale
4 people found this 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.
by Trish
3 people found this 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.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this 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.
by Hardhatgirl
Good for taping. Not as strong as DuraBond.
This is a decent bucket mud to tape with. The adhesion is good, but not as perfect as DuraBond or ProForm Quick Set. It is much better than ProForm Black AP.
by Nick
1 person found this helpful
Does the job
Does the job
by MikeZ
2 people found this helpful
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