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Old 11-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Shelf Life?


How long will an unopened bucket of mud last?



Of the course the answer is "Forever" because it's not opened


But seriously, how long until the mud is unusable?
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #2
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How long will an unopened bucket of mud last?



Of the course the answer is "Forever" because it's not opened


But seriously, how long until the mud is unusable?

Once air gets in, a couple of
months til it starts growing mold.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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LMAO

Yes, they are factory sealed still.
It's gotta be at least 2, if not 3 , years old.

If it's skunked, no big deal ~ $12/bucket isn't going to kill me
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I think that stuff is good forever, even after you apply it as long as it isn't painted over, I reworked some in the garage that was put up five years ago, just wet it with a sponge.



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no, i dont think it lasts forever eventually it will dry out even in a sealed bucket. a few times ive had to scoop out mud from the middle of the bucket cause it was all dried up on the sides.
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I just broke my corner bead crimping tool

Warner #338 ...what a POS....used 2x in 3 years, less than 50' of bead applied.










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Mud reps suggest 6 months. Don't know if that's their warranty or a random number to shut us up when we complain about their product.
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We had La Farge "RAPID COAT" mud at the Depot for about three months last year. They just stopped selling it.

That is also when the wallboard was being stocked at the depot
"STILL DAMP", they couldn't keep up with demand.

LaFarge is near us in Delaware . I found it to be more toolable than Usg.

Anyone else use it before?
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We had La Farge "RAPID COAT" mud at the Depot for about three months last year. They just stopped selling it.
The Blue Box carries it now.

Blue Box does NOT carry the crimper, but does sell corner bead
Orange Box has both crimper and bead.


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Havent been to blue box lately, ill have to check it out.
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USG is 9 months under ideal conditions, a fact I repeatedly had to point out to the local Menards. They have a bad habit of using buckets of All Purpose or Plus 3 to build displays for other products.
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LeFarge, as ConcreteMasonry (Dick) has said, is going to take OVER the rest of the US market concerning "Mined Construction Materials", (Concrete, Gypsum Board, Mud). Watch!
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Well....the room is at one coat...we'll see what tom'row brings for the "aged mud"
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I think the "aged mud" worked better than a can of blue lid:



The blue lid seemed a little thick [added some water] and ended up with the pinholes [no detergent/soap added]

I added very little to the ProForm and it went on smooth w/no pinholes.
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Those are different mixes of mud, all purpose black lid has more glue in it, seems to dry harder.

Blue lids suck, always leave holes.

I use the black lid or green lid on all coats, seems for a nicer finish.
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broke bead crimper? embed your bead in wet mud if your using metal studs.
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Blue lids suck, always leave holes.
...and all this time I thought it was my fault

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broke bead crimper? embed your bead in wet mud if your using metal studs.
Yea...it's busted.
I sent an email to manufac., just to see what the response would be ~ I'm still "waiting"
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Yea...it's busted.
I sent an email to manufac., just to see what the response would be ~ I'm still "waiting"

well i can pretty much guarantee you wont hear from them this week. I never liked bead crimper's myself. I have used them a few times but never trusted little tangs of metal puncturing paper to hold the bead on. especially since i have repaired many feet of crimped bead which had lost its fragile bond fastened by others.
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well i can pretty much guarantee you wont hear from them this week.
How about next week?



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I never liked bead crimper's myself. I have used them a few times but never trusted little tangs of metal puncturing paper to hold the bead on. especially since i have repaired many feet of crimped bead which had lost its fragile bond fastened by others.
I'm not a big fan of paper/metal on an outside corner.

I tryed a plastic one a few years back...didn't like it either.

I do find that if the grip seems weak in the least on the metal bead, I'll send a couple screws in it.

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