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Old 03-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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I have read lots of advice on drywall mudding here and have learned quite a lot. I have a guy who insists on using premix blue lid throughout the process- nothing between the joints under the tape, bedding the paper tape in blue, finishing in blue.

My understanding is the blue lid is supposed to be for the finish coats only. What sort of problems can I expect from the above-mentioned technique?

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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Lifting paper and cracks----You have a novice there---

I know that you have read up on this,so this is for others----

Durrabond (bag mix) is used to pack cracks and voids

Green lid--(all purpose) loaded with glue--Used to set paper---

Blue lid--(light weight) easy to sand--used for final coat

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Hey Mike I have a question what about the dust control stuff. I've been using that stuff with great success is there any precaution using that stufff. I water it down a bit as it is quite thick but it goes on nicely and sands good too. Thanks
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I've used it a couple of times----Seems to be a good product---However,I'm a nut for tarps,plastic and other protection and didn't feel that the premium cost was worth it for my style of working.--Mike--
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I personally don't use lightweight (blue lid) at all because it scratches too easily (doesn't set as hard). Many swear by it, but it is meant for skim only. Tried the dust control once when it first came out and didn't particularly like it (just the way it went on, not the dust control part). I use a sander with a vac system so dust isn't really an issue...
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