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Old 01-08-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Newbie here asking a question for an older relative who isn't web saavy.


Can you use joint compound instead of plaster of paris, on plaster walls?

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Yes and no.

Its Ok for thin repairs, skim coats, etc.

If its a major hole, or deep, a 'setting' type compound would be recommended.

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Pro, don't you use the setting type for everything? Air dry is on the top of my aggravation list.
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Pro, don't you use the setting type for everything? Air dry is on the top of my aggravation list.
No, the setting type is not my ideal surface for painting, and it's a big no-no to hang wallpaper over. If I need to use a setting type 'hot mud', I always use a drying layer as the final coat. And prime it well.
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