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Old 11-13-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Ultra Light-weight Mud

Hey fellas, I was at HD today and I noticed a huge stack of ultra light weight mud (neon green lid). anyone use it? is there a special application it's used for? just interested, I usually tape, second/third coat with blue top light weight (i'm not a pro drywaller so please dont kill me for using light weight for all coats, I had a difficult time working with mid weight during the last job and it pi$$ed me off so light weight it is for now at least.).
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: Ultra Light-weight Mud

I really like it for skim coating, easy to use and sands easy. Also use it for final for same reason.


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I really like it for skim coating, easy to use and sands easy. Also use it for final for same reason.
It does go on real smooth, great feel to it.
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Re: Ultra Light-weight Mud

I tried that stuff on metal corner bead and all of it cracked and basically fell off of the corner bead. I didn't read the container to see if it can be used for it. So it might of been my fault.
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:39 PM   #5
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Re: Ultra Light-weight Mud

All the L/W muds are the same. No matter which brand.

I wouldn't suggest using It to apply tapes. .{.poor bond }

It acts weird when skimming over A/P mud too . It seems to have little glue in It.
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