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4.5 gal. UltraLightweight Ready-Mixed Joint Compound

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  • Ultralightweight joint compound for all drywall finishing steps
  • Weighs up to 40% less than conventional weight joint compounds
  • Delivers tough finish surface yet sands easily
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Product Overview

With up to 40% less weight than conventional-weight compounds, Sheetrock brand Ultra Lightweight All-Purpose 4.5 Gal. Joint Compound is an exceptionally lightweight compound for all drywall finishing steps. It provides overall high performance, as well as superior working qualities and good open time. It offers excellent bond over bead, trim and fastener concealments.
  • Pre-mixed compound for minimal mixing, thinning and retendering
  • Improved slip
  • Strong bond
  • For best performance, use with USG Sheetrock paper joint tape
  • Great for overhead mechanical tools
  • Covers approximately 450 sq. ft. per pail


  • Pro-preferred all-purpose ultralightweight joint compound

  • California residents

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Drywall FeaturesConventional WeightUltra LightweightDust Control,LightweightLightweight
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)450500390500
Product Weight (lb.)61.73632.545
Interior/ExteriorInteriorInteriorInteriorInterior
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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
Ultra Lightweight
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Product Weight (lb.)
36
Tinted
No

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 499 reviews
  • 74%recommend this product
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USG ULTRALIGHT JOINT COMPOUND
Excellent product. After using all-purpose compound for taping, I used the ultralight compound for all my joint work and skim coating for a level 5 finish.
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    This product is the best for amateur fixer, whi want to smooth a wall. Cover once, dry for a day, then once again (thin coat) to eliminate sanding and any powder film. Then paint after another day of drying.
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    I used USG ultra light to smooth out my...
    I used USG ultra light to smooth out my ceiling after removing popcorn ceiling. Great product.
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    I used this when finishing my basement. It turned out quite well.
    I used this when finishing my basement. It turned out quite well.
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    1 found this review helpful
    Great Mud!!...
    Great Mud!!
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    This mud is extremely light weight goes on without leaving...
    This mud is extremely light weight goes on without leaving bubbles and leaves a smooth job my crew has been really impressed with this product
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    Used it for skim coating walls. Worked great!...
    Used it for skim coating walls. Worked great!
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    1 found this review helpful
    Ready to use from the bucket. Good consistency for easy application. No additional thinning req...
    Ready to use from the bucket. Good consistency for easy application. No additional thinning required unless maybe you are doing skim coat. Since 4.5 gallons is a bit much to drag around I scoop a bunch into a 3.5 quart bucket from previous jobs and just carry that light one up and down the ladder.
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    1 found this review helpful
    Add a little water and is sprays great texture. Easy...
    Add a little water and is sprays great texture. Easy clean and good dry time.
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    1 found this review helpful
    Best tape adhesion of any USG bucket mud I've tried. Almost as good as Quick Set or DuraBond.
    Note the way the different compounds held the paper tape in the test pictured. Some peeled away clean in spots (not good) and others held so well that the tape actually delaminated meaning perfect adhesion. Light Green Ultralightweight was the best of bucket muds in my test. Quick Set Light is one of the few with perfect adhesion. USG DuraBond also has perfect adhesion in this test. Based on this, I would trust Ultralightweight for taping over most other compounds if I could not use DuraBond or Quick Set due to using automatic taping tools or some other reason. ProForm Black fails this test as does their Blue. Unfortunately, my phone is only allowing one photo. I'm not able to post the proform test picture for comparison. It will be in my proform quick set reviews.
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