Lightweight compound - how to use?


Old 12-08-05, 11:41 AM
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Lightweight compound - how to use?

Home depot sells an all purpose compound and an all purpose lightweight compound.

Im assuming the lightweight is meant for finish coats, but can you use it for 2nd coats also? What about 1st coats.

I have some areas where a first coat could have been thicker, so my second coat will need to be thicker than normal.

The rest of the room was finished with the lightweightso I have 1/2 a bucket left over. Can I use this for areas that need more than a finish coat?

Is it weaker? Will it crack? Any other problems?
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Old 12-08-05, 02:24 PM
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Go ahead and use it. I only tape with all purpose and coat with lightweight.

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