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Old 06-14-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Green top vs blue top for covering screws


So I get the difference between green top and blue top compound, green top first for setting the tape. But for covering screws do I need the glue in the green, or do I just use blue?

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I really don't think it would make any difference.

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they just drywalled 4,000 sq ft here at work and used the green top to cover all the screws with the initial coat and did all the taping with it
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Doesn't make any difference--Most tapers will cover the screws with what's in the pan at the time.
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Great answers. Thanks all!
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:18 AM   #6
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Green lid is perfectly acceptable for all coats when finishing. I personally don't use or recommend lightweight compounds (blue lid) as they don't set up as hard.

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