Mudding 101


Old 11-06-00, 12:45 PM
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Need some help here. Have a big bag of dry mud mix, and now realizing I should have bought the pre-mixed stuff. Is there any fundamental ratio here, or do you just mix "till it looks OK" and what would OK be?
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Old 11-07-00, 05:50 AM
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Hard to answer your question with the info given. There are many different types of dry mud with many different characteristics. Most bags do have instructions though. I generally mix to use and amount. I'll mix a wall topcoat much thinner then a mix for taping a ceiling. If using mechanical tools I'll mix thinner, to a point, then if mudding by hand. Use your best judgement, add water slowly until you like the consistency. Many tapers will add a shot of liquid dish soap to the mix. Aids in the mixing and ease of application. lol

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