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1002698033

4.5 gal. Plus 3 Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

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  • Lightweight joint compound for all drywall finishing steps
  • Weighs up to 25% less than conventional weight joint compounds
  • Applies and sands easily with less shrinkage
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Product Details

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Lightweight

Weighs up to 25% less and sands easier than conventional weight joint compounds.

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Professional Performance

Versatile all purpose joint compound providing outstanding professional-grade performance.

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Efficient

Requires one fewer coat over fasteners and bead, eliminating the need for taping and topping compounds.

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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).

Weighing up to 25% less than conventional weight compounds, USG Sheetrock Brand Plus 3 Joint Compound is ideal 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, USG Sheetrock Brand Corner Bead and Trim, skim coating drywall surfaces, and hand-applying simple textures. Requiring less coats over fasteners and bead, it eliminates the need for taping and topping compounds. 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 can be used in hand or machine-tool applications and offer excellent slip, bond, and easy workability.
  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retendering
  • Minimizes coats over fasteners and bead
  • Bonds like a taping compound
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified for low-emitting performance
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Questions & Answers

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Q:So plus three is a all purpose lightweight compound witch makes it useable for taping not just finishing
by|Mar 14, 2023
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A:  Plus 3 is an all around drywall compound. It is not like that super light weight whipped compound. 

by|Mar 20, 2023

    A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock Plus 3 Ready Mix Joint Compound is a light weight all purpose joint compound. It can be used for embedding USG Sheetrock® Brand Paper Joint Tape, for applying drywall filling and finishing coats. Also for covering fasteners, USG Sheetrock® Brand Corner Bead and Trim, skim coating drywall surfaces and hand-applying simple textures, as well as for repairing cracks on drywall and plaster. Hope this helps.

    by|Mar 20, 2023
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      Q:How many square feet per bucket
      by|Feb 18, 2023
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      A:  Thank you for your inquiry. A 4.5 gallon bucket of Sheetrock Plus 3 joint compound will tape and finish the joints and fasteners of approximately 478 square feet of wallboard to a level 4 finish. Please note that this does not include skim coating the entire surface of the board. Hope this helps.

      by|Mar 20, 2023
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        A:  It really depends on how well the drywall fits together. The first coat uses the most. The next coat use a lot less. Some of the new techniques have very little waste so less sanding. I am a DIYer and my first room I used a lot and sanded a lot. Now I sand very little before I am ready to primer.

        by|Feb 23, 2023
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          Q:Can I tape with this plus 3 mud?
          by|Feb 14, 2023
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          A:  Sure

          by|Feb 14, 2023

            A:  From all research yes it can be it?s a all purpose light weight compound so it make it a better joint compound then just all Purpose it?s easier to sand is all

            by|Mar 14, 2023
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              Q:Can this be used in mobile home where patches have been torn out removing stapled wood boards?
              by|Jan 24, 2023
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              A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Sheetrock Plus 3 Ready Mix Joint Compound can be used for repairing small cracks or holes in drywall and plaster. It is not recommend for application over wood. Hope this helps.

              by|Feb 3, 2023
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                4.7 out of 5
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                Went over smooth, vitreous finish
                Lighter, after whipping it up, went on smooth
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                Great product
                Works great. Mix well. Easy to apply. Easily comes off of floor. I used it to get rid of textured walls. Will definitely use it again for this kind of work.
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                  Finished project....
                  Finished project.
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                  Does what its intended to do
                  I have used this joint compound for almost 4 years now and have been happy with the results. It mixes up well with a little bit of water to thin it out for precise applications. It has met my expectations so far and I have not had a reason to dislike it. It is very affordable and this bucket will go a long way.
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                    Easy mix with water to thin to you preferred concistancy works great for taping drywall joints us...
                    Easy mix with water to thin to you preferred concistancy works great for taping drywall joints using a bazooka tool and thin it down more for finish work
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                    5 found this review helpful
                    Easy application and smooth finish
                    Easy application and smooth finish
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                    Smooth consistency throughout container and perfect moisture mix. Goes on smooth and leaves no ai...
                    Smooth consistency throughout container and perfect moisture mix. Goes on smooth and leaves no air bubbles.
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                    2 found this review helpful
                    very easy to sand
                    very easy to sand
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                      The joint compound was ver convenient, easy to use and well mixed.
                      The joint compound was ver convenient, easy to use and well mixed.
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                      Easy to use but had to mix again before applying as to not have bubbles on my wall. Good product ...
                      Easy to use but had to mix again before applying as to not have bubbles on my wall. Good product and price was fair. Project came out great and was easy to sand.
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