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Old 02-28-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Where To Purchase Durabond?


I've heard a lot of positive things about Durabond on this forum, but I can't find any at the local lumber yards or home depots.
I'm located near Greenville, SC.
Can anyone tell me where to find this stuff?
Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Where To Purchase Durabond?


In Ohio its in all Home Depots and Lowes.Any Drywall supply would also,but more expencive.

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Re: Where To Purchase Durabond?


You are probably looking for the wrong thing. You really want "EasySand". Comes in a white bag. You don't want Durabond proper unless you know you need Durabond. Durabond comes in a brown bag and is unsandable.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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I actually found some of the Easy Sand stuff at a local Sherwin Williams yesterday and was going to reply to this thread this morning to find out if I should use that or the Durabond brown bag stuff but you already answered my question.
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Re: Where To Purchase Durabond?


Thing to remember about Durabond easy sand this is the same as in the bucket ready mix, so it's just as soft. if you have any stress cracks or water damage your repairing the easy sand will not hold up like the Durabond in the brown bags it's harder then plaster, So if your fixing cracks it's better to use the brown bags.
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did you see that video? why were those hangers wearing face masks.....lol
Were they using glue on the ceilings? I didn't watch it all.....maybe I was seeing things......
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Man, nice to see at least one other person in the world knows about durabond, a 90 minute bag mud by USG.

Hay, it is not the same thing as easy sand. In fact you can't sand it. We use it around showers.

Read the bag. Only dry mix mud I've found that drys to the point it is "moisture resistant". My family has been in drywall for 43 years. We told our drywall provider to stock the stuff. I would not spend any time looking for it elsewhere. Our local Home Depo carries USG products and has never heard of durabond. It's in a green bag.

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put hot water in it and see what happens. 20 minute turns into about 8
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Re: Where To Purchase Durabond?


I haven't used durabond in awhile. In the eighties thats all I could find for setting type compound. then I would coat it with sandable green lid (the heavy stuff) 18 lumber still has it as well as Home Despot, Loathes doesn't here. The past year and a half I have been using USG easy sand 20 min and 45 min.
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I haven't used durabond in awhile. In the eighties thats all I could find for setting type compound. then I would coat it with sandable green lid (the heavy stuff) 18 lumber still has it as well as Home Despot, Loathes doesn't here. The past year and a half I have been using USG easy sand 20 min and 45 min.
Do you have Menards in your area? They carry it around here. I just ask my supplier to order a pallet in for me. It sits in my shop a month or so. Still good. I think 56 bags on a pallet.
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Do you have Menards in your area? They carry it around here. I just ask my supplier to order a pallet in for me. It sits in my shop a month or so. Still good. I think 56 bags on a pallet.

no menards in my area. If I need durabond (brown bag) i can get it 3 mins from my front door.(Eighteen lumber) I just havent used it in a year and a half. only the setting type easy sand. if I need volume I can get it at Strober or lattanzio
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no menards in my area. If I need durabond (brown bag) i can get it 3 mins from my front door.(Eighteen lumber) I just havent used it in a year and a half. only the setting type easy sand.
Understand. Sorry, I thought you were asking where to buy. I read every other word. Oops! It is nice in certain situations. Great for big holes. Or when the electrician moves the sheet over to match the box in the ceiling. Or maybe they don't do that to you in the East. Yea right...
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Durabond is a USG brand product. Perhaps their web site or a call to them will net you a list of vendors in your area that sell USG products. I'd call first because many retailers, like Home Depo, in our area do not carry durabond even when they carry USG brand products.

Durabond is very, very hard to sand so that might be why it is not carried where the general public can get it. I think Durabond is best for filling around the flange because it sets so hard and is moisture resistant when dry. Just make sure you pull it tight when it is green because any humps in the mud will be hard to sand out before you tape over it or run a fill/finish.

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Durabond is a USG brand product. Perhaps their web site or a call to them will net you a list of vendors in your area that sell USG products. I'd call first because many retailers, like Home Depo, in our area do not carry durabond even when they carry USG brand products.

Durabond is very, very hard to sand so that might be why it is not carried where the general public can get it. I think Durabond is best for filling around the flange because it sets so hard and is moisture resistant when dry. Just make sure you pull it tight when it is green because any humps in the mud will be hard to sand out before you tape over it or run a fill/finish.
That's for sure. I had a contractor tell me the water from the shower ate that mud out. I assured him it didn't. No way. I think it is about as hard as concrete. Good stuff for prefill.
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That's for sure. I had a contractor tell me the water from the shower ate that mud out. I assured him it didn't. No way. I think it is about as hard as concrete. Good stuff for prefill.

I compare it to automotive bondo. Almost plastic like. I have even used it to skim the seams of new laun plywood underlayment for peel and stick vinyl tile. ( rental units/investment properties) the tile sticks to it better than the floor leveling compound thats made for it.(too dusty)
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The suppliers name is KEN-API 859-431-0625
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i never tried durabond, but ive tried easy sand numerous times, i was never happy with the results of ez sand. It never dried properly in time. I tried to use it for quick repairs, i was never able to do it. We always ended up mixing plaster of paris with allpurpose, it always seem to do the trick.
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EZ sand is nothing like durabond. I can get it anywhere in Michigan and every drywaller swears by it. I have no problem sanding it and I use it anytime I have to repair a crack. I've even used it to mud an entire room, using topping for the last coat.
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So can I use durabond to embed tape also? Then top with premixed? I have a ceiling that water damaged caused the tape to peel. I kinda want to repair and paint the same day.
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Re: Where To Purchase Durabond?


We use the brown bag (durabond) for posts and corners, have also used it for 1st coat may God have mercy on your soul if you leave a high spot! It's funny you should mention the box stores not carrying it. I went to blowes on a emergency run (forgot I had none on the truck) and when I asked the guy he looked at me like I was on the moon. He said he had mudded for years (in MD.) and never heard of it. Then proceeded to ask what would you use it for if you can't sand it.

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