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Old 04-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Plus 3 Question?


How do you full time tapers feel about Plus 3?

I have heard that is is a good all around mud for all coats in the process.

I have used it for hand taping for years, but is it advisable to run thru the automatic tools.?

Even for hand taping, should I be using Plus 3 for my bedding, intermediate and topcoats?

I was thinking of going to USG green lid for bedcoat and Plus 3 for my intermediate and topcoats.

What say you...gentleman?
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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How do you full time tapers feel about Plus 3?

I have heard that is is a good all around mud for all coats in the process.

I have used it for hand taping for years, but is it advisable to run thru the automatic tools.?

Even for hand taping, should I be using Plus 3 for my bedding, intermediate and topcoats?

I was thinking of going to USG green lid for bedcoat and Plus 3 for my intermediate and topcoats.

What say you...gentleman?
I'll take a shot at it Vandy, if IF you did call me a gentelman !!!! sheese.

On the side of a plus-3 bucket it says;
1) lightwieght
2)easy sand
3)less shrinkage over meatal

So ask yourself. "Self, why am I not using this mud???"

Heres the deal, really,,,, it is so easy to scratch and ding, BEFORE it is primed, that most drywallers don't like it cause it can be screwed up by either them (scratching it when they sponge the corners) or by others, like the trim guys and the painters, that they just don't use it, so they don't get blamed for the mess ups. Another thing is that the use of it is kinda regional, If the people in your area use it, then it is acceptable. If they don't, then it is not accecptable.

None of all of this makes sense, but that is the way it is.

Personally, I LOVE it, see the three reasons above. (BTW, it works fine for tapeing, even if you thin it way down to run in a banjo)

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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I started using it when it first came out...fell in love with the workability of it. I prefer it and never had an issue other than it is soft and will scratch easily when painting if you dont pay attention. After painted, it holds up great.
I am an old fashion taper...Pan knives and trowels, so I dont know much about the fancy stuff, but I too have thinned it down and it performs well.

My best luck with it is with no water added, just whipped up and thin coats that dry fast enough that you can come back and hit it again at the end of a day depending on humidity.

Best feature is that it drops straight down when sanded and does not really go airborne...I do all my sanding by hand for remodeling, so it's a dream on clean-up as well as easy to sand because of the softness.
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im using a banjo for the first time tomorrow ..how thin should i make my mud...
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Never used a Banjo...that question is better left to an experienced Banjo man
Let me know how it comes out
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You will want to us USG's Green lid for the first coats,Especially embedding any tapes As the green has all the glues and adhesives in it.
From there after the blue is fine to top coat over.
Never use the blue or any other lightweight muds to embed tape with.
Think of it as the embedding coats as a structural coats and after that it is all cosmetic.
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Plus3 will work fine in a banjo, even thinned out. I know most say it won't.

If you have doubts just thin some down and do a cloest with it. You will see that it sticks tape just as good as any other.

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