USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Cement

Blends with lime putty to create durable, crack-resistant smooth- and sand-float finishes.

Ideal for schools, hospitals and other 'hard wear' applications.

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Data Submittal Sheet USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Cement Submittal Sheet (English) - P770 137 kB view
SDS MSDS USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Regular Cement SDS (English) - 52000000033 169 kB view
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Technical Guide Plastering Technical Guide — Installation of USG Imperial® Gypsum Base Over Steel Framing and Accessories (English) - PM3 327 kB view
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features and benefits

USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Cement is the ultimate choice for texturing. When mixed with lime, its highly calcined, "dead-burned" white gypsum plaster produces durable, highly crack-resistant, smooth- and sand-float finishes. USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Cement:

  • Is retemperable; can be floated for an extended time period to provide a dense finish
  • Permits color finishing when sand-float finished
  • Mixes well in large batches
  • Sets in 3–6 hours

NOTE — USG Red Top® Brand Keenes Cement requires a high-strength gypsum basecoat

Customer Service Center
1-800-950-3839
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT, Mon - Fri

USG4YOU Tech Support
1-800-USG4YOU (1-800-874-4968)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT, Mon - Fri

Email USG Technical Support

Design & Specification
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Frequently Asked Questions