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Bob the 06-04-2012 08:30 PM

Regular and setting compound
Drywallers started taping my house today. First, they taped with premixed USG compound (blue) and then, immediately put on the second coat using a setting compound (USG 45). I've been told this could result in bubbles, lose tape, etc. Does anyone have any experience with this?

joecaption 06-04-2012 08:37 PM

May want to check on the USG site on that one.
I've working on hundreds of houses and have never once seen it done that way.

ratherbefishin' 06-05-2012 03:39 AM

Sounds bass-ackwards to me...:huh:

oldrivers 06-05-2012 04:23 PM

it depends on how wet and thick the mud is underneath . being a taping coat is pretty tight and dries fairy quick your probably ok.

princelake 06-05-2012 05:50 PM

ya it can be done that way but i dont recommend it but to each their own. usually you use 45 for first coat then second you go to a premix. if theres no bubbles now then they are fine and you have nothing to worry about.

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