Home depot has the 5 min powder mud in the small box, so you don't end up with a huge bag you'll never use. Also, I disagree about the mesh tape. The holes are so small they will never give you a problem. Putting mesh on will then require you to do a bigger float, possibly leaving a bump in the wall. Further more, and this is just my opinion from doing countless crack repairs for so many years. That mesh tape is pure garbage. I'll use paper tape every time over the mesh, and I guarantee it holds longer.