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To get a match on the crows foot, have always tried to use topping instead of lightweight mulipurpose. But now, I can only get the topping in huge 7 gallon containers even for a 6 sq inch match.

Generally avoid the multipurpose when matching (but use it deeper) since it tends to get grainy, and topping flows and blends better for the waves & crests.

Anything being missed here? Really don't want to spend $16 or $18 for the massive container, especially since its still getting cold around here & where I store it, just might freeze.
 

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Seven gallon...............$18...........$30.....................What :eek:

Somebody help me out here. Last time I bought a 5'r it was like $13. But it's been a couple months.


Art....... try mixing 45 a little thin. That's what I would do.
 

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Texturing with hot mud is a bad idea! Once painted it will "flash" and look way different than the surrounding texture. I use USG green top all purpose for all hand texture. Once it's thinned down and applied it won't appear grainy at all. $9.15 a box here. Add that into the price of the patch and you're good to go!
 

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Really don't want to spend $16 or $18 for the massive container, especially since its still getting cold around here & where I store it, just might freeze.
Whatever you have left ...Just pitch It next to the shed!!;)
 

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