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4.5 gal. Plus 3 Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

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  • Versatile - for all drywall joint finishing steps
  • Up to 25% less weight, easier to apply and sand
  • Less shrinkage - minimizes coats over corner bead
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Product Overview

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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).

With up to 25% less weight than conventional-weight compounds, Sheetrock Brand Plus 3 Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Joint Compound features good open time and less shrinkage. It also sands with the ease of a topping compound and bonds like a taping compound. Requiring 1 fewer coat over fasteners and bead, it eliminates the need for taping and topping compounds.
  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning, and retendering
  • Bonds like a taping compound
  • Sands with the ease of a topping compound
  • For best performance, use with USG Sheetrock brand paper joint tape
  • Covers approximately 500 sq. ft. per pail
  • 4.5 Gal. of pre-mixed joint compound covers 478-47/1 sq. ft.
  • Get everything you need to complete your drywall project



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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
500
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
12.75
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Container Size (gallons)
4.5
Drying Time (hours)
24
Drywall Features
Lightweight
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
45
Tinted
No

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 862 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
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Finished project....
Finished project.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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2 people found this helpful
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.
by RM33
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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
    by Bad
    • DIY
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    2 people found this helpful
    Easy application and smooth finish
    Easy application and smooth finish
    by RCD
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    1 person found this helpful
    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.
    by Kevmac
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    1 person found this helpful
    very easy to sand
    very easy to sand
    by Sunnysoto
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      1 person found this helpful
      The joint compound was ver convenient, easy to use and well mixed.
      The joint compound was ver convenient, easy to use and well mixed.
      by RCH
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      1 person found this helpful
      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.
      by Bobbie
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      1 person found this helpful
      Drys and spreads nicely and sands to a nice smooth surface
      Drys and spreads nicely and sands to a nice smooth surface
      by Smiley
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      3 people found this helpful
      Quality product as expected...
      Quality product as expected...
      by TheCarpentersWife
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