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Old 05-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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when to use which kind of mud

i noticed there are 3 types of bucketed mud (purple, green, and blue) and also fast-set powder hot mud.

so far, i understand that hot mud should be used if i don't wanna wait or where there are wider gaps because of its superior strength. bucket mud, as i understand, can be used if i am not in a hurry and for regular joints.

any other distinction in application of different types of mud?

i also found these articles but they don't really specify when to use which kind:





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Old 05-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Here are the three common drywall muds---

Powdered 'easy sand' (not Durrabond)---used to fill gaps and voids before taping--filling in corner bead---
some use it to set paper---sometimes used for a fast setting second coat after the tape is set.

Very hard to sand---

All purpose--green lid---contains glue and is the preferred mud to set the paper--some pros use this for topcoats also---hard to sand--

Light weight--blue lid---easy to sand--used for final coat---


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I use hot mud around moisture (bathrooms, basements) as it doesn't turn to mush when wet. With lightweight, I apply it thicker because it takes more material removed to get a smooth surface (grainier), compared to others.

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