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Old 10-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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How Much Mud Per 4x8 Board ?


Pretty sure this has been discussed before, but wondering if you guys worked out a formula for how much is used per 4x8 board?

I use premixed mud sheetrock brand all purpose.

I never really tracked usage , and always just bought i thought was needed.

Is there even a formula or calculator for it?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: How Much Mud Per 4x8 Board ?


One 5 gal bucket usually does 10 sheets. Thats the formula I use anyway.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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http://www.usg.com/sheetrock-estimator.html

Try this
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Some people use more, some use less - track your useage and figure out how much YOU use. This gets you a ball park number: http://howtodrywalldiy.com/drywallcosts.php
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Re: How Much Mud Per 4x8 Board ?


one bucket for every 10 sheets of 4x12 is a little heavy. An average house having 180 boards, with 30 pcs of corner bead, we used to buy 15 buckets
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One for ten is a good rule of thumb. But the amount of bead makes a big difference.
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One 5 gal bucket usually does 10 sheets. Thats the formula I use anyway.
I think this is spot on, this is usually how I bid jobs for material purposes.
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i think this is spot on, this is usually how i bid jobs for material purposes.
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Panels:
3
Joint Compounds:
14 lbs. SHEETROCK® Brand Ready-Mixed Joint Compounds
(Taping, Topping, All-Purpose)
or 1 gal. SHEETROCK® Brand Plus 3® Lightweight Ready-Mixed All-Purpose Joint Compound
or 6 lbs. SHEETROCK® Brand Easy Sand® Lightweight Setting Type Joint Compound
or 7 lbs. SHEETROCK® Brand Durabond® Setting Type Joint Compound
Fasteners:
192 nails. Drywall Nails
or 120 screws. Drywall Screws
You'll also need:
36 ft. SHEETROCK® Brand Joint Tape
1 gal. SHEETROCK® Brand FirstCoat Paint for Priming
3 (29 oz.) tubes Drywall Adhesive

Seems heavy on the fasteners plus adhesive for 3 4X8 panels.

No rocker, but I have hung and finished some. Just off the top of my head, I can't imagine needing that many fasteners and adhesive.
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20 boards.

2 green, 1 blue

Thats heavy for estimating purposes. That can get stretched to 30 boards
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Re: How Much Mud Per 4x8 Board ?


When I drywall for remodels I do a lot of skim coating. 10 4x8 sheets would probably take about 3 buckets. But that's when I'm trying to blend in old walls with new, fix defects etc. If you're doing new construction it's not as messy, 1 gallon per 10 sheets sounds about right.

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