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beerdog 03-31-2011 11:40 AM

powder vs premixed
 
I tried searching but did not find a specific thread topic. I am curious what peopel prefere. Powdered or premixed as far as mud.

Jackofall1 03-31-2011 11:45 AM

Powder is good for plaster repair jobs, premix for drywall. At least that is how I have done it.

Mark

Leah Frances 03-31-2011 11:49 AM

Powder. You can't beat knowing when it will be dry, and being able to do step 2 WAY sooner.

Patching a nail hole? I would probably use pre-mix or spackle.

lrobertstoner 03-31-2011 12:19 PM

pre mix allows for erors you dont race the clock trying to empty a pan full b4 it sets up and its easier to sand short cuts is for those who cant hang in the race :whistling2:

Sir MixAlot 03-31-2011 04:00 PM

Beerdog, Also, if your going to be using fiberglass mesh tape you must use the hot mud (powder). :yes:

-Paul

Red Squirrel 03-31-2011 04:05 PM

I've always used premix, but never tried powder.

Leah Frances 03-31-2011 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lrobertstoner
pre mix allows for erors you dont race the clock trying to empty a pan full b4 it sets up and its easier to sand short cuts is for those who cant hang in the race :whistling2:

I've never had to race. I just don't mix more than I can work in the time period. I was afraid to use it before I ever did; but now I know the benefits.

Also, you can get ez sand powder.

sharpsport 03-31-2011 04:41 PM

I prefer pre-mixed. Yes, it takes longer to dry, but you have more time to work with it. It sounds like mudding is something you haven't done a lot of and for that reason alone I would recommend pre-mixed.

Rick
http://myhandyadvice.blogspot.com/

havalife 04-01-2011 01:42 AM

It depends on the size of the job for me. If it is an area that I can tape and mud in a couple hours then I might use hotmud, mixing the mud takes time. If it is a bigger job I use all purpose because I can mix 10 gallons at a time.


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