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Beadex® Brand Silver Set™ 20 Joint Compound

Exceptional bond with low shrinkage and humidity resistance.

Overview

Overview

Only available in the Western U.S.
Chemically-setting compound designed for one-day drywall finishing of interior gypsum panels and exterior gypsum ceiling boards. Beadex® Brand Silver Set™ 20 Joint Compound is ideal for heavy fills and is virtually unaffected by humidity.

Main Features

Beadex® Brand Silver Set™ 20 Joint Compound is a chemically-setting powder compound that permits same-day joint finishing and next-day decoration of drywall interiors. It can be used for the following applications: filling, smoothing, and finishing interior concrete ceilings and above-grade concrete; taping and finishing gypsum panels; and finishing joints in exterior gypsum ceiling boards.
  • Mix easily with water
  • Weigh up to 28-percent less than conventional, setting-type joint compounds
  • Sand easily for fast, smooth finishing
  • Low shrinkage and superior bond, which makes them excellent for laminating gypsum panels to gypsum panels, sound-deadening boards, and above-grade concrete surfaces
  • Humidity resistant, offering easy application in damp weather
  • Excellent for patching and smoothing interior drywall and concrete surfaces
  • Meets ASTM C475
  • 20-30minute setting time

Applications

  • Administrative Offices
  • Auditoriums and Gymnasiums
  • Bars Restaurants and Dining Areas
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Convention and Meeting Rooms
  • Corridors and Hallways
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Dormitories
  • Executive Areas, Conference Areas and Board Rooms
  • Exterior Soffits and Indoor Parking Garage
  • Galleries and Exhibit Spaces
  • Garages
  • Grocery Stores
  • Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Health and Fitness
  • Kitchens and Food Prep Areas
  • Laboratories, Operating Rooms and Imaging Rooms
  • Lobbies and Reception Areas
  • Locker Rooms, Shower Areas and Pools
  • Mall Interior Spaces
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Media Centers, Music Rooms and Libraries
  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos
  • Nurseries and Birthing Rooms
  • Open Plan Offices
  • Patient Rooms
  • Restrooms, Utility Rooms and Loading Docks
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Theatres
  • Traditional Offices
  • Warehouses

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 176.5 KB

Physical Data

  • Coat Type All
  • Working Time 20 min.
  • Setting Time 15 - 25 min.

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 176.5 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 19.0 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English) PDF 59.2 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 235.5 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 68.1 KB

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q & a

  • Can fiberglass tape be set with drying-type compounds?

    No. When using fiberglass tape, only setting-type joint compounds like Sheetrock® Brand Durabond® and Sheetrock® Brand Easy Sand™ should be used for the first coat over the tape. Ready-mixed drying-type compounds can be used for subsequent finishing coats.

  • Why do stains appear when retexturing a wall or ceiling?

    Over time stains settle into a wall or ceiling. When that area is retextured the stains photograph through causing a yellowing or browning effect. The best way to prevent staining is to apply a stain blocker, primer, and sealer.

  • How long does it take joint compound to dry?

    Under conditions of a temperature of 70° and 70% humidity, joint compound should dry in about 24 hours. Higher humidity and/or lower temperatures will slow drying time.

  • Can I use two different joint compounds on the same joint? Can I mix two joint compounds together to save time?

    Yes, different joint compounds can be used over each other.

    No, different joint compounds should never be mixed with each other.

  • What is the fire rating of joint compound?

    Joint compound does not have a fire rating by itself, but does meet ASTM C475. When fire testing a wall the fire rating is not for individual products, but for all the system components together. USG Joint Compounds are used in numerous fire-tested assemblies. These are outlined in USG Publication SA100 Construction Selector.

  • What is the cause of blistering joints?

    Blistering joints are the result of not having enough joint compound under the tape. The best way to repair blistering joints is to open up the blistered area by slitting the tape. Fill the cut with joint compound and press tape back in place with knife blade.

  • Can joint compound be used as an adhesive for multi-layer application?

    Yes. Sheetrock® Brand Durabond® Sheetrock® Brand Easy Sand™, Sheetrock® Brand All Purpose, and Sheetrock® Brand Joint Taping Compounds provide the best performance bonding gypsum panels.

  • Can additives be mixed into joint compound?

    There are various products in the market which, when mixed with joint compounds, claim to improve various performance attributes of joint compounds.

    USG does not endorse the use of additives in USG joint compounds for the following reasons:

    An additive can adversely affect the unique balance of the many performance attributes each joint compound has been formulated to provide.

    It is virtually impossible for an additive manufacturer to know if their additive is compatible at all times with all of USG's product formulations.

    USG has no control over the manufacture and quality of additives manufactured by others.

    Note - For taping and finishing joints, water can be added as necessary. USG recommends adding water in increments of a half-pint to avoid over thinning.

    See USG Technical Information Sheet J1716 for more information.

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