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Old 03-31-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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I tried searching but did not find a specific thread topic. I am curious what peopel prefere. Powdered or premixed as far as mud.


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

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

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

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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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