Too Cold for Drywall Mud?

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Old 03-16-20, 06:00 AM
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Too Cold for Drywall Mud?

I live in western PA, where temps are still dipping into the 20's at night, then rising to around 50 during the day. The old house does not have the best insulation in the walls, and the exterior walls can be quite cold to touch in the colder months.

I need to do some drywall repair (cracked joint, popped nails, etc) on the exterior walls in preparation for paint. Is it too cold for this work on the exterior walls? I typically use the bucketed low dust drywall mud, thinned out a bit. Is there a better product for these conditions?

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Old 03-16-20, 06:13 AM
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If the house is heated I dont know what the problem would be. Worst case scenario, you should bring along some box fans to circulate the warm air. Mud takes longer to dry in cool temps.
 
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You should not let the mud freeze. It can be cold but not freezing. The only drawback to working in the cold is it can take a much longer time for the mud to dry but other than that cold doesn't really hurt mud.
 
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Ya, as long as the mud doesn't freeze you are good to go. If the air or wall temps get below freezing you'd need to add heat [or circulate what heat you have]
 
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