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joint compoind blue lid and green lid whats the diff

joint compoind blue lid and green lid whats the diff


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Old 09-09-02, 10:07 AM
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joint compoind blue lid and green lid whats the diff

what is the difference? Which do I use and where?
 
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Old 09-09-02, 07:08 PM
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There are many different kinds of joint compound. Most DIYers are best served with an all-purpose joint compound for everything. That's probably the one with the green lid, assuming you are looking at the Sheetrock brand from USG. I recommend you use paper tape with it, rather than fiberglass mesh.

Can you give us any other information about these two products other than the lid color?
 
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Old 09-10-02, 05:06 AM
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wish I could give you more info. This is all I know.
 
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Old 09-11-02, 03:45 AM
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brand? what does the label say?

What brand is it? What does the label say?
 
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Old 09-12-02, 06:25 PM
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I was at home depot tonight ordering drywall and I looked again at the containers. Their both made by usg. The blue seems to be a fine purpose and the green seems to be all purpose. I guess just use green for everything?
 
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Old 09-12-02, 09:29 PM
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Green is general purpose and blue is lightweight.
 
 

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