Throw it away and buy a new bucket. Or throw a handful of hot mud in.
What he said.Why would you want to re use it. Just buy another bucket and save ya self the hassle.
$13 for thatDon't put hot mud in it. :no:
Go spend the $13 and get a new bucket of USG Ap green lid.:thumbsup:
JointCompoundTalk.com seems to be available (along with NailBagTalk.com and other valuable internet properties).Here's an interesting link for any joint compound nerds. (If you have the urge to read it, you're in the club.)
http://www.ashland.com/Ashland/Stat...d Construction/PRO_250-45_Joint Compounds.pdf
It's all about making money.I can put two coats of hot mud on per day (sometimes three) versus one coat of premixed.Seems like a good deal to me.I don't do enough work to just run out and buy more. And since the one bucket was too thin right from the start (thoroughly mixed) I question if the new one would be any better.
I have done a bit with mixing up some hot mud. Definitely better but it's a pain. I was hoping someone out there had a simple product for this.
While we're on the subject, doesn't the price of hot mud seem high when you compare it with ready mix concrete? Seems like fairly similar chemistry and manufacturing process, and distribution costs. $3-4 for an 80 pound bag vs $8-9 for an 18 pound bag. At least those are the rates around here right now. And in my observation there is a lot more spillage of hot mud mix than ready mix every time I go to the home stores. Seems like the ready mix is even packaged better.
Whatever. It's not exactly breaking the bank. Just thought about it the other day and didn't think it was worth its own post.