Joint compound and gypsum powder are used in drywall for jointing, skimming and finishing processes before painting.
Drywall And Finishing Surface Materials
While choosing between joint compound and gypsum powder, you have definitely the choice. In fact, you need to decide whether or not you are going to make repairs such as patchingholes or fillingcracks. Thus, both of them are used for filling joint gaps in the joints of drywall and finishing surface. However, given that joint compound is sold pre-mixed, you will have lots of benefits compared to the gypsum powder. Likewise, we invite you to follow this guideline to discover the dos and don’ts of tapping drywalllike a pro.
Which leads us to get know more about the different types of compounds and their advantages.
Different Types Of Joint Compound
As mentioned previously, the drywall compound is usually sold pre-mixed. Board & Wall Co. proposes three different types:
These products are used for almost every drywallinstallation and repair. For instance to finish drywall joints and corners. Watch this video and learn the application steps.
Drywall Skim Coating
Advantages of Drywall Joint Compound
Provides faster and superior performance in joint closure
Useful for repairing cracks and holes in existing plasterboard and plaster surfaces
You can save time because it does not need any extra process
It is ready to use
It takes 6 to 12 hours to dry, depending on the humidity and temperature
Higher resistance to fire
Uses Of Gypsum Powder
On the other hand, gypsum powderis used by mixing with water. By doing so, it hardens quickly thanks to its composition of cooked and powdered gypsum stone. Therefore, it can be used on brick, briquette, concrete and cement based plaster surfaces.
Besides, this powder is used in various construction applications such as plaster, repair works and drywalls. For instance, it is ideal for embedding tape, skimming, and finishing gypsum boardjoints, corner profiles, flooring and fasteners.
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