Yeah, at the end of a project if we had mud in the bucket we would flatten it and top it with enough water to cover the mud to keep it from drying out.The low dust stuff. Guess it's USG. (from homedepot) I'm on my 4th pail in 18 months or so. It keeps well and sands well.
I usually spray inside the bucket with water when I get a glob out. Current bucket has been going since early last fall.
The are two main types of pre-mixed drywall compound, each has a different purpose. Talking specifically about USG products, the "All Purpose" compound is intended for bedding the tape in the joint, i.e. it is used first to prefill all of the joints (and let dry) and then to bed the tape in the joint. This mud dries harder than the "Plus 3" or lightweight compound, so it's not ideal for use on your 2nd and 3rd coats, or for coating nail/screw heads. After the tape is installed, then you use Plus 3 on the next 2 coats, or however many coats you need to get the finish you are looking for.After reading replies here and doing some research I was sure I wasn't buying mix it yourself which is considered hot mud. in looking at what comes premixed I went with the most popular lightweight compound from USG. The one thing I can say is that bucket ain't light weight!
For patching holes and not having to do a lot of blending because of the tape, research "California Drywall Patch" on YT. Pros laugh at this method because of the time it takes vs their skill to tape, float and blend, but I like the end product better.Thanks for the tips! Im not doing any dry wall nor plan to anytime soon but like to see how stuff is done. Ive only bought boxes about all I do except very rarely are patches where I bust open to fix plumbing. I definately could use a tune up on my dry wall skills or lack of!
I like the pre mixed CGC low dust stuff for my diy projects. I get good results and it is easier on the lungs. I also wear a respirator for sanding.Need to do a couple of rooms worth of drywall finishing. I'd prefer pre-mixed drywall compound, anyone have any preferred type? I gather from the little research I've done the USG Lightweight is popular.
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